The Wellness Team
The Wellness Team is a confidential support and intervention group consisting of:
- The Director of Counseling
- The Director of Health Services
- The Director of the Learning Center
- The Dean of Students
- The Director of Athletics
- The Assistant Director of Athletics
- The Dean of the Upper School
The purpose of the Team is to identify and assist students who may need support or intervention in areas that can arise in the adolescent and teenage years such as eating disorders, alcohol or drug use, use of tobacco products, and emotional distress due to social or academic challenges. The Wellness Team works together on individual cases, but also offers programs in response to broad-based wellness issues of interest to the entire community.
All matters discussed by the Wellness Team remain confidential, unless the health and/or safety of any member of the Walker's community is immediately threatened. Other students, faculty, house faculty, staff or administrators can refer student names to the team in confidence, or students may seek help directly on their own. In some situations, the Wellness Team may determine that parents should be contacted.
In all, the Team provides a support infrastructure to support the success of Walker's students in every area.