Promoting Healthy Development
Building Capacity to Effect Change in Communities
Individuals of all ages, cultures and backgrounds experience a crisis at some point in their lives. Crisis can be brought on by a variety of situations, and inevitably, the youth our New Perspective's Marin team serves are affected by such a tragedy in some way. When this occurs, staff and interns from the NP counseling team are recruited by school administration to provide crisis intervention services for students, families and staff on various school campuses.
For confidentiality reasons, we will refer to this fifth-grade student as "Student A." "Student A" struggles tremendously in school, both academically and emotionally. He has been given the diagnosis of Emotionally Disturbed by the district and has a history of angry outbursts, having been a danger to himself and others. I have been seeing him for almost a year now, and during that time he has grown in tremendous ways.