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Counseling/Student Support

Many schools have programs that support students. Counseling may be academic, college, or career. Mental health counseling may also be included. Some counseling programs may be for a special group of students like pregnant and parenting students.

The California Department of Education provides funds and training to schools in school counseling and social services.

  • For more information about Counseling/Student Support Programs in your area, contact your local school district.
  • The Counseling/Student Support - CalEdFacts page provides a more detailed overview of Counseling programs.
  • The links and information below were developed for educators and others who operate counseling programs.

College & Career Planning
Provides resources and strategies in college/career counseling to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to make a successful transition from school to work.
Mental Health
Provides strategies, resources, and training in psychological and mental health issues, including coping with tragedy, crisis intervention and prevention, school psychology and suicide prevention.
Middle & High School Counseling
Provides information about middle and high school counseling, including general guidelines and technical support, and a district program checklist to establish effective school counseling practices.
Provides information on school counseling and student support services program effectiveness in the academic, career, and personnel/social counseling program domains.
Provides Web site links and other resources on counseling and student support services and programs.
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