Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Students make effective counselors

Peer counselling program fosters future leaders and inspires students to help other students
Grade 11 peer counsellors Dolton Anderson (left) and James Roy Catingub say their experience helping students at St. Patricks High School has matured them. Nathan Rumohr/The B.C. Catholic
Here's my latest article on The B.C. Catholic website about the progressive peer counseling program at St. Patrick's high school:
Sometimes the best advice for students comes from other students. That's the observation made by Virginia Eckert, counselling department head at St. Patrick Regional Secondary School.

The lead faculty member of the St. Patrick's peer counselling program had no idea that a program designed to help at risk youth would help the entire student body.

"The whole program is energized by compassionate listening that characterizes how we see Christ," Eckert said. "This is how kids see the peer counsellors."
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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