Discussion: Strength-based and Wellness Approaches
From a wellness perspective, school counselors are mindful to provide support for students not only in the areas of academic achievement and career development, but personal/social well-being. Is a student positioned for success in his or her core academic curriculum if he or she experiences deficits in personal areas? Issues such as teen pregnancy, substance abuse, truancy, even anxiety and depression tend to have a negative relationship with school achievement. Thus, how relevant is the mental health and emotional well-being of students?
For this Discussion, you explore strength based and wellness approaches that you would implement when working with a specific student issue of your choosing.
Post by Day 3 a description of a strengths-based and wellness approach you might use when working with a student on a particular issue. Explain how this approach may effectively meet the needs of your chosen student issue. Finally, explain one intervention you might employ to help a student with this issue progress towards his or her goals.