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Counseling and Social Services

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Services and Resources

SGASD Counseling Contacts

How School Counselors and Social Workers Help Our Students and Families

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School counselors are highly educated, professionally certified individuals who help students succeed in school and plan their careers. An integral part of the total education system, school counselors help students form healthy goals, mindsets, and behaviors. With the aid of a school counselor, students learn to develop effective collaboration and cooperation skills, practice perseverance, develop time management and study skills, and learn self-motivation and self-direction habits.

American School Counselor Association

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School social workers are trained mental health professionals with a degree in social work who provide services related to a person's social, emotional, and life adjustment to school and/or society. School social workers are the link between the home, school, and community in providing direct and indirect services to students, families, and school personnel to promote and support student academic and social success. 

School Social Work Association of America