School counselors are vital resources in preventing violent incidents, intervening when concerns arise about potential violence, and responding when violence occurs. Through the implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program, school counselors promote school safety, assist students engaging in unhealthy or unsafe behaviors, and make referrals as needed. School counselors are familiar with the school community and are knowledgeable about the roles of community mental health providers and first responders, such as law enforcement officials and emergency medical responders.
School counselors receive special training in crisis response and are ready to support students when crisis situations arise within the school, community, or home setting. We encourage our students, parents, and the community to contact the school if you have any concerns regarding student safety or crisis support.