Counselors Help Students

The purpose of the counseling program in a school setting is to promote and enhance the learning process. The goal of the program is to enable all students to achieve success in school and to develop into contributing members of our society. School counselors are committed to providing the advocacy and accountability necessary to improve school achievement for all students.

The school counseling program in the Millard Public School District is a partner in student achievement. School counselors are here to help students acquire academic, career, and social development.

A school counselor is a person who is professionally trained to help students realize their potential as unique individuals. For this reason, all students have school counseling services available to them.

Guidance Programs

Individual Counseling - helps students resolve or cope constructively with their problems and developmental concerns.

Small Group Counseling - involves a counselor working with 5-8 students. Students are able to share ideas, give and receive feedback, increase their awareness, gain new knowledge, practice skills, and think about their goals and actions. General topics are related to personal and academic development.

Classroom Instruction - is a planned developmental program of activities in the classroom designed to foster students’ academic and emotional needs.

Consultation - is a collaborative partnership in which counselors work with parents, teachers, administrators, and the student service team to plan and implement strategies to help students be successful in school.

If you have any questions, please contact the counselor at your student's school. Please select HERE for the telephone list for building counselors.

National Suicide Awareness Month

September is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month which helps promote resources and awareness around the issues of suicide prevention, how you can help others and how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm.

Learning the warning signs of suicide could save someone’s life. While an individual may not be experiencing all of these warning signs, most will experience more than one and for an extended period of time. Some are obvious while some are more subtle, so it’s important to know what to look for and what to do next if you do notice these behaviors in someone you care about. With each of these warning signs, watch for a change from the individual’s typical behavior.

Addiction is a growing concern in the United States. People often use drugs as an outlet for their problems, although drug use creates its own problems over time. Drug addiction not only affects a person’s health and relationships, but also impacts society and the environment. There are numerous treatment options to guide people toward a sober and healthy is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on

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