Counseling Counts uses a two-tiered approach to meeting its mission
Change Counselor Time Usage
By having a coordinator whose role will be to align resources and access to
community resources, counselors will be able to focus more on face-to-face time with the students in areas of
counseling and guidance.
Identify students earlier with personal/social issues
Ensure students with mental health needs are identified, and all students are socially and emotionally healthy to
achieve academic, college, and career success.
Develop a Community/School Based “Wrap Around” Services System
Align with community resources to increase access, remove barriers for students and eliminate mental health
stigmas by creating a cross-sector continuum of mental health services and empowers students to discuss their mental
health issues and eliminates the stigma around such conversations.
The second tier of our approach is based on eight Developmental Assets. To learn mpore about the Developmental Asset approach, click here. To learn more about each of the assets, click on the asset name below.
EXTERNAL ASSETS INTERNAL ASSETS Support Commitment to Learning Boundaries & Expectations Social Competencies Constructive Use of Time Positive Identity