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"Compassionate listening is to give the other person a chance to empty what is in their heart." --Thich Nhat Hanh
In AUSD, Intervention Advisors (IA) serve as school counselors. We promote school attendance, student and and family engagement, socio-emotional health, as well as academic success for our students. IAs also help connect and link students and families to mental health resources.
On average, over 2,000 referrals are received each school year. Participation in counseling may help your student improve emotional and mental health, including positive changes in behavior and coping which can improve academic performance. Common reasons for referrals include:
Changes in mood
Difficulties with peers/friendships
Exposure to traumatic events
Family related changes
Once a referral is made, the Gateway to Success staff will contact you to further discuss your concerns, verify your interest, and provide you with additional information. The services are confidential and will not be kept in your student's academic record.