School Counselors

Virginia school counselors work directly with students, in addition to creating and supporting comprehensive school counseling programs around their school’s unique academic, attendance, and discipline data. They work to identify student needs, develop plans to address those needs, and take action to make a difference.

School Psychologists

Virginia school psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support both teachers and students. They apply expertise in mental health, social emotional skills and psychoeducational assessment to identify and remove barriers to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.

School Social Workers

Virginia school social workers are trained mental health professionals who provide both direct and indirect services to students, families, and school personnel. Their services are designed to address social, emotional, economic, and environmental barriers that may interfere with a student's academic success. Through early identification, prevention, and intervention services, school social workers support the whole student, including their needs at home, school, and in the community. They serve as the link between all facets of students’ lives to foster supportive learning environments, close achievement gaps, and promote systemic change.

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