School Counseling :
Children excel in a learning environment that promotes happiness, acceptance, and support. Because of this, Holy Rosary has contracted with Catholic Charities to provide free classroom workshops, group counseling, and emergency individual or family counseling. Since 1976, the school Counseling Program at Catholic Charities has helped thousands of students by enhancing their ability to function in the school environment and helping them cope with issues that may be disrupting their personal or family life. Throughout the upcoming school year, your children will have the opportunity to learn about feelings, foster self-esteem and become empowered to manage day-to-day stresses and frustrations through classroom workshops, small groups, and limited individual and family sessions. Your school counselor will also be available to parents in a professional and confidential capacity regarding needed community resources and referrals for their child or family.
One of the specific programs offered at school are SAFE@LAST, the personal safety curriculum mandated by the Catholic Schools Office to teach students how to handle unsafe situations. The counselor will also provide other classroom workshops and small groups on requested topics.
Referrals for counseling can be made by a student or a student’s parent, the school administrator or faculty. A student may be seen once without parents’ permission for urgent reasons. Subsequent sessions require signed parent authorization, and their involvement in the counseling process is encouraged. A direct phone call to the school counselor can help answer any questions you may have.
April Milam is this year’s school counselor. She is on campus on Wednesdays and at Catholic Charities on Tuesdays. Please call her at the numbers below for more information.
April Milam, LMSW
Holy Rosary Academy
615 883 1108 *217
30 White Bridge Road
Nashville , TN 37205
615 352 3087
April Milam, LMSW
April’s graduate degree specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. She spent several years working with people with severe and persistent mental illness. She is currently completing her license in Professional School Counseling.
Related links of interest:
Catholic Charities of Middle Tennessee: www.cctenn.org
RAINBOWS—support for families experiencing loss: www.rainbows.com
Sexual Assault Center —information on personal safety: www.sacenter.org
Netsmartz—social media safety/internet safety resources for families and students: