Newman’s Counseling Department is about connections. We help connect students to their wishes and goals, to their families, to each other and to the world in which we all live. We understand that these connections take place in a digital environment, and we want to help negotiate the challenges and opportunities of that world.
Newman’s Counseling Department supports students
and their families in three ways:
Parent Discussion Groups connect parents to each other and to important topics that affect students every day. Parents meet by grade level or division to discuss relevant parenting topics within the context of child and adolescent development.
Parent Education Events connect parents to important information through evening presentations about a particular topic, including digital media and its effect on youth, friendships and social dynamics, adolescent risk-taking, and child and adolescent mental health and well-being.
Meetings with Individual Students and Families are an integral part of the counselors’ work at Newman. We connect with parents and students in one-on-one meetings to address the individual needs of our community and in support of healthy and strong relationships.