High school counselors and college/career counselors play a vital role in helping students and their families plan for college. That’s why career counselors are always welcome to visit us and our website.
Check out the latest campus updates, including information on the informatics program, in the Fall 2013 Counselor Newsletter.
Please instruct your students to access our free online application, and counselors are encouraged to complete the Counselor Evaluation Form. The Counselor Evaluation Form can be included with your student’s official high school transcripts.
Events for School Counselors
Professional Development on LBGT Students
Widener will host a free professional development opportunity from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, February 7th.
To register for this program please complete the form. Each participant must register separately. Questions can be directed to Geoff Broome, Assistant Director of Admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-499-4595.
Dr. Brent Satterly, program director for Widener's Center for Social Work Education, will lead the session entitled The Levels of Response: A Systematic Analysis of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Youth and Suicide. LBGT youth are perhaps one of the most vulnerable populations in the United States today.
Aside from the typical developmental hurdles of adolescence, LGBT youth often face such psychosocial challenges as isolation, stigma, familial and societal rejection as well as physical, emotional, and sexual violence. Fueled by homophobia and heterosexism, LGBT youth often feel there is nowhere to turn for support or guidance. In a culture where difference often breeds discrimination, suicide is sometimes seen as a viable option for these youth. This workshop will explore the varying societal levels of response to LGBT youth and the responsibility that human service professionals and educators must play to advocate on behalf of this population.
Goals/Objectives of the program include:
- To increase knowledge base of sexual orientation and gender identity development
- To increase awareness of personal and professional values when working with gays, lesbians, bisexual, and transgender youth
- To increase knowledge base of psychosocial issues which affect gays, lesbians, bisexual, and transgender youth
- To increase clinical skill sets when working with gays, lesbians, bisexual, and transgender youth
- To increase knowledge base of GLBT-sensitive resources.