The vision of Drew School’s Counseling Program is for all students to engage in a process of self-reflection, learning, and understanding of themselves and the impact of their voice and personal power. Integrating cultural awareness, trauma-informed approaches, and proactive interventions, every student will experience an accepting and welcoming environment, encouraging them to develop a deeper sense of self, while respecting the individual rights and differences of others. Students will understand that their identities are ever-evolving, multifaceted and intersectional, and will be able to explore multilayers of their identities in relation to themselves, peers, communities, and society.
Through multi-tiered systems of support, students will develop an understanding of the core tenets of social emotional learning, which include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. Students will also develop healthy strategies and tools to strengthen those areas, as well as overcome challenges.