COUNSELING DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE STEVENSON!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
In partnership with parents, school staff, and the community, counselors will work with students to help them achieve personal, social, and academic goals in an environment where everyone can learn an respect one another. We encourage, support, and maintain powerful, engaged, life-long learning through innovative techniques and strive to cultivate active responsible citizens.
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YOUR CHILD'S COUNSELOR IS BASED ON THE FIRST LETTER OF THEIR LAST NAME
Our guidance and counseling program is a comprehensive developmental program addressing the whole child to maximize achievement, social and emotional development, and post-secondary college and career readiness.
The program consists of the following 4 program components.
The Guidance Curriculum component includes skill based lessons designed to help all students develop competence in essential life skills. Guidance lessons are based on student need. Some of Stevenson's guidance topics may include; bully awareness and prevention, drug awareness and prevention, appropriate social media use, career exploration, and high school endorsement selection.
The purpose of Responsive Services is to intervene with or on behalf of a child whose personal circumstances, concerns, or problems are threatening and interfere with healthy career, educational, social, and/or personal development. Responsive Services includes both individual and small group counseling.
Individual Planning guides students in planning, monitoring, and managing their own career, educational, social, and personal growth. Individual Planning is achieved by assisting students in setting their own goals, course elective choices, and endorsement selections.
The System Support component describes the management of activities which assures the delivery of a high quality guidance program. This component indirectly services our students. System Support includes; research development, outreach, and professional development.
COUNSELORS AND CONFIDENTIALITY
In order to build a relationship and build trust with our students, what is discussed in individual counseling remains confidential. There are times when information needs to be shared with parents, other helping officials and/or school officials such as situations involving:
- Harm to self
- Harm to others
- Sexual contact/pregnancy
- Threats to school safety
- Information required by a valid subpoena (court system)
Counselors Connecting with Parents
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