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ERIC Number: EJ880368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
The Boston Connects Program: Promoting Learning and Healthy Development
Walsh, Mary E.; Kenny, Maureen E.; Wieneke, Kristin M.; Harrington, Kara R.
Professional School Counseling, v12 n2 p166-169 Dec 2008
The Boston Connects Program is a school-community-university partnership in which school counselors play a pivotal role in coordinating a comprehensive system of preventive services and student supports. The program is designed to promote healthy academic, social-emotional, and physical development for all children; reduce barriers to academic learning; and enhance the health-promoting and growth-fostering characteristics of the urban elementary school environment (Walsh, Barrett, & DePaul, 2007). Consistent with the ASCA National Model[R] (American School Counselor Association, 2005), the Boston Connects approach is programmatic, collaborative, preventive, and data-driven, and it supports the development of all children. This article describes the role of the school counselor in coordinating a comprehensive array of strengths-based supportive and developmental interventions and provides evidence to support the benefits of this approach. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts