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CHAC sees recession's toll from the frontlines

Original post made on Dec 4, 2010

An army of counselors on 30 school campuses in the Mountain View and Los Altos area say they are seeing higher rates of divorce, domestic violence, bullying, homeless youth and kids who are withdrawing into a world of video games and the Internet.

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Posted by BV333
a resident of another community
on Dec 4, 2010 at 10:21 am

I'd like to point out that the majority of the interns are working for free to gain experience, not just while in school, but for 3-6 years after they graduate to meet the requirements for licensure. Despite this hardship on interns who sometimes work 2 jobs to support themselves while doing intern work, the counselors show an extraordinary capacity for caring, compassion, and belief in our community. A big thanks to all the CHAC counselors & Staff.