Summersill Counseling Department
Julie Deming, School Counselor
The School Counselors in Summersill Elementary School Counseling Program believe.....
- All students achieve and meet high standards that will result in college and job ready skills.
- Student developmental needs are best met by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that is planned, managed, delivered and evaluated by licensed professional school counselors.
- Data must be analyzed and developed into goals that guide the comprehensive school counseling program which promotes student achievement.
- Licensed Professional School Counselors adhere to ASCA Ethical Standards to promote the maximum development of every student.
What do counselors do?
-Help students with academic, career, personal/social concerns and any other problems that they may face.
-Visit classroom to do guidance lessons which are preventative in design and deal with matters of character and building skills to support character building.
- Bring students together in groups to work together on a variety of topics and learn new skills.
-Work with parents, teachers, and administration in collaboration, consultation, and offering information on additional resources.
-Provide support to the school community.
The School Counselor keeps information confidential unless disclosure is required.
I will inform parents and/or appropriate authorities when the student’s condition indicates:
- Harm to Self
- Harm to Others
- Harm from Others
Who can refer a student?
*Teacher, administrator, staff
Reasons for referral:
-Academics -Anxiety -Anger -Coping Skills -Goal Setting
-Grief and Loss -Deployment -Divorce and Separation -Friendship
-Loneliness -Bullying or Relational Aggression -Stress
-Social and Communication Skills -Underachievement -Mediation
-Family Concerns -Managing Feelings -Impulse Control
- Suspected evidence of child abuse, physical, or mental
- Signs of self-injury
- A child who cries or gets sick daily
- A child who becomes unable to function in a normal way
- Any behavior change in a child that is sudden or unusual.
- A child undergoing a traumatic family experience
- Indications of mounting hostility between a child and a teacher or her/her peer group