Burke Life

School Counseling

Edmund Burke School is committed to providing a safe, supportive environment for students and their families. Our confidentiality policy is based on the American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards and the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics

School Counselor

The School Counselor works directly with students on issues of concern to them and consults with parents, teachers, advisors, and administrators when questions arise about a student. The counselor is available for consultations with families. She participates in the development of various programs and workshops for students, families, and teachers on topics related to pre-adolescent and adolescent development.

Recommended Reading

Reclaiming Conversation
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It's Complicated
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Untangled
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Girls and Sex
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Teach Your Children Well
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How To Raise An Adult
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The Teenage Brain
A neuroscientist's survival guide to raising adolescents and young adults
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Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be
The antidote to the college admissions mania
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