The FAIS Counseling Office provides support and resources to students and parents / guardians. Two full-time counselors, one for the Lower School and one for the Middle School, are dedicated to responding to and supporting students socially and academically as needed. 


Social Lives of Children

Talking to Your Child about Traumatic Events

Community Resources

Kelso in the Lower School

Kelso Resources for Parents

Kelso role play snippets
Try using these scenarios to talk with your child(ren) at home about problem-solving skills.


Developmental Stages of Grief

Local Resources

The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences. 

Me, Too supports children and families in grief.

Outside Support

Resource Links for Additional Information

International Dyslexia Association

Swindells Resource Center, supports parents and caregivers of children who have special needs, developmental delays, or disabilities.

SPD Connect, sensory processing disorder community forum

Lines for Life, substance abuse and suicide prevention

Communities for Safe Kids

Family Enrichment Series

Family Enrichment Series: Communities for Safe Kids
Rose Préau Commons

Parent/guardian workshop on building safe communities for children:

  • Helping students have better relationships with each other through mindfulness, appreciation of diversity, and an understanding of bullying, bystander, and friendship behaviors
  • Helping adults inside and outside of school create a warm, caring environment, where students feel like they’re heard and can seek help when needed

School Counselors


Diana Platas, 
Lower School Counselor

Middle School Counselor

Stéphane Cohen, Middle School Counselor