HEAR for High School Counselors
We Know You Are Concerned
As a high school counselor, we know you face increasingly significant challenges in supporting your students, their teachers and the school administrators responsible for your collective success. We understand the professional standards you strive to adhere to, the responsibility you carry to help create a climate where each student in your school can be respected and treated with dignity, free from abuse, bullying, and harassment – in short, to feel safe. And we appreciate the importance that creating this environment plays in helping to close the achievement gap so that each student can achieve their education goals.
We know the precarious positions you have to straddle – between individual student needs and the collective needs of the classroom and school as a whole, between personal accommodation and consistent adherence to rules and regulations, between the concerns of individual students and their parents and the ability of your school to adequately address those concerns. Bullying compromises those efforts in a big way – you see it and deal with it on an almost daily basis.
We Know You Are Challenged
Today’s high school counselor is faced with an expanding slate of responsibilities and a reduced level of resources and financial backing to meet these growing demands. With all 50 states having instituted bullying prevention policies or laws, the message is clear from legislators, school administrators and parents alike – address this epidemic now. Yet few of these government decrees or recently introduced school policies provide a clear direction for actively engaging our children in social emotional learning, and the vast majority fail to provide adequate funding to actually do something to address bullying in our schools. That job often falls to you.
HEAR – A Solution You Can Trust
The HEAR for High Schools bullying prevention program provides you with a readily available, research-based solution to your increasingly urgent need to combat bullying in your school. The program is founded on extensive academic research conducted by nationally renowned subject matter experts at Making Caring Common, a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is aligned with Common Core State Standards, ASCA National Standards for Students and ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors. HEAR for High Schools informs and educates today’s high school students on bullying and the countervailing principles of respectful behavior. The integrity of HEAR for High Schools is clear:
- HEAR for High Schools is delivered to your students by trained members of the National Guard in alignment with the Guard’s core principles and reputation for serving, protecting and defending our communities.
- HEAR for High Schools draws upon Career Training Concepts’ decades of experience developing and delivering education programs, including the Career Direction – now Career Direction 2 – high school guidance programs to more than five million students.
- HEAR for High Schools is supported by the HEAR Student Survey and optional participation in Making Caring Common’s Caring Schools Initiative, which provides survey tools and resources that can enhance bullying prevention efforts.
No Cost to Schools
HEAR for High Schools is available for delivery to your students on a classroom-by-classroom basis at no cost whatsoever to your school. All the materials required – the interactive classroom presentations, the student workbooks, artwork for posters and banners, educator and parent guides, etc. – are purchased by the Guard, whose trained members conduct the program itself. There is no training for you or your teachers to undergo, no commitment of your time or your teachers’ time to learn or conduct lesson plans – all you need to do is schedule the sessions themselves.
The next step couldn’t be easier – simply fill out the contact form below to see if HEAR for High Schools is readily available in your area and schedule your classroom presentations today. Whether you choose to engage the HEAR Team for just a few classrooms, a single grade level or your entire school, get started today with the proven solution HEAR for High Schools offers.
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