This article is over 5 years old

Houston Matters

What Role Do School Counselors Play After A School Shooting?

As Santa Fe High School students return to class, Houston Matters learns about the role school counselors play in helping them deal with a traumatic event.


Students and staff from Alvin High School made signs and woke up early to welcome Santa Fe ISD students back to school.


To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:

<iframe src="" style="height: 115px; width: 100%;"></iframe>

Santa Fe High School students returned to class this morning (May 29), a little over a week after another student shot and killed ten people on campus.

The district is providing additional support for students this week, including more security and counseling resources.

To learn what role school counselors play in helping students transition back to class after a traumatic event, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Sharon Bey, a counselor coordinator at Waller ISD and past president of the Texas School Counselor Association, and Eric Sparks, a former high school counselor who's now assistant director of the American School Counselor Association.