Validating the role of the school counselor
The call for data-driven decision making and accountability for school counselors helps strengthen the historically unstable professional identity and subsequent roles of school counselors (Scarborough & Culbreth, 2008).
As more school counselors are able to provide informed prevention programs, identify adolescents struggling with eating disorders, and offer early intervention strategies, adolescents will benefit.
Those at risk for developing an eating disorder may be assisted before symptoms manifest.
2012 School counseling professionals can bring a voice to the often silent and shrouded symptoms of eating disorders.
Authors have noted that intervention early in the progression of an eating disorder may be related to more successful treatment outcomes (Currin & Schmidt, 2005).
They rally their courage and their resources and they leave.