Giddings Sheds Light on Overlooked Issue in the School System

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New Xulon title shares harsh truths of life as a school counselor, and fights for change

When School Counseling Hurts: A Call for Advocacy

The school systems act as if they really do not want children to receive true counseling services ... Every child needs individual or group counseling.

Crystal M. Giddings’s new book, When School Counseling Hurts: A Call for Advocacy, ($11.99, paperback, 9781498407120; $5.99, e-book, 9781498407144) shows that school counselors are not able to deliver quality counseling services to students due to a number of non-counseling duties that they are responsible for. This is an increasing trend among schools in the United States. The author evokes school counselors to advocate for their students, and their profession—or risk becoming extinct.

“This book outlines the day and the life of a school counselor, and how he/she must fight to serve children,” states the author. “The school systems act as if they really do not want children to receive true counseling services in the three key areas as outlined by the American School Counselor Association: personal/social, college and career readiness, and academic planning. Every child needs individual or group counseling. The negative news demonstrates this fact daily.”

Dr. Crystal M. Giddings is an assistant professor in the School of Education, Counselor Education Department, at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a licensed professional counselor, a national certified counselor, and is a national certified school counselor. As a teacher of twelve years and a school counselor for twenty-six years, she is full of inspiring stories, and is often requested as a motivational speaker.

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 12,000 titles published to date. Salem Communications is the country's leading Christian communications company with interests in radio, Internet and magazine publishing. Retailers may order When School Counseling Hurts: A Call for Advocacy through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.

Media Contact: Crystal M. Giddings, crystalmgiddings(at)gmail(dot)com
For more information, visit: http://www.crystalmgiddings.com

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