Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. School counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can help all children achieve academic success. (ASCA, 2012)
The main goal of the School Counselor is to help all children reach their full potential by developing an understanding of self and an appreciation for others. The School Counselor achieves these goals through individual and group counseling, educational programs and assemblies, conferences, and referral to community resources.