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Creative Partnering - Meeting the Counseling Needs of a Rural School
Mary B. Ballard
In the southern region of the United States, a creative partnership was forged between a small regional university and a rural public school system lacking the financial resources to employ school counselors in K-8 schools. The partnership placed school counseling interns in as many schools as possible to ensure that the social-emotional, academic, and career needs of students were met. This article provides a comprehensive overview of the program and describes the roles of those that were involved in making the program a success.