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Chamlian Armenian School’s Counseling Department offers personal and social counseling to assist students, parents, and faculty to create a caring and supportive environment, where students can become healthy, competent, and confident individuals.

 

The goal of the counseling department is short-term one on one intervention focused on helping students through any emotional obstacles they may encounter. The Counseling Department also works with qualified professionals to provide evaluations and recommendations for further interventions as necessary.

 

The Counseling Department which also includes the "Character Education" program teaches students strong values as well as positive social skills required to achieve optimal emotional growth and to become productive members of the society.

 

Students may access the school counselor’s services by taking the initiative personally, or they may be referred by their teachers, the administration, or a parent. The school counselor works very closely with the students, parents, and teachers in order for the students to achieve social and personal success.

 

Strict confidentiality is maintained regarding students who seek the counselor’s services.

 

"Effective schools seek to develop and reinforce character traits, such as caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness, through a systematic approach that includes adult modeling, curriculum integration, a positive school climate, and access to comprehensive guidance and counseling services." Elementary Makes the Grade! (CDE, 1999)