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Purpose

The Guidance and Counseling Program of the Belgrade Brooten Elrosa School District provides developmental as well as pro-active, preventative and remedial services. The program is a cooperative effort involving students, staff members, parents and the community. Its purpose is to empower all learners to lead satisfying and productive lives by assisting them in identifying and achieving educational, career, personal and social goals. The BBE Counseling Department consists of two counselors, Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Schwieters, who serve K-12 students.

The Role of the School Counselor

    • School counselors help parents focus on ways to further the education, personal and social growth of students.
    • School counselors work with teachers and other educators to help students explore their potential and set realistic goals for themselves.
    • School counselors seek to identify and utilize community resources that can enhance and compliment comprehensive school counseling programs and help students become productive members of society.
    • Comprehensive school counseling programs are considered an integral part of the educational process that enables all students to achieve success in school.

Moments in America

Every 2 seconds during the school year a public school student receives an out-of-school suspension.

Every 9 seconds during the school year a public high school student drops out.

Every 20 seconds a baby is born to an unmarried mother.

Every 21 seconds a child is arrested.

Every 30 seconds during the school year a public school student is corporally punished.

Every 32 seconds a baby is born into poverty.

Every 47 seconds a child is abused or neglected.

Every 62 seconds a baby is born into extreme poverty.

Every 70 seconds a baby is born without health insurance.

Every 1-and-a-half minutes a baby is born to a teen mother.

Every 1-and-a-half minutes a baby is born at low birth weight.

Every 3-and-a-half minutes a child is arrested for a drug offense.

Every 8 minutes a child is arrested for a violent offense.

Every 22 minutes a baby dies before his or her first birthday.

Every hour a child or teen dies from an accident.

Every 3 hours and 15 minutes a child or teen is killed by guns.

Every 4-and-a-half hours a child commits suicide.

Every 5-and-a-half hours a child is killed by abuse or neglect.

Every 11 hours a baby’s mother dies due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth.

©Outreach International 2014

Source: Children’s Defense Fund