Stevenson

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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We are still here!

We are excited to be back at school, and we look forward to seeing our students very soon! We know the beginning of the school year will look and feel different in 2020, but one thing that has not changed is our committment to students. We are still here to support their social, emotional, and academic needs. We want to ensure that Stevenson is a place where all students feel safe and cared for. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any concerns you may have. We would love to hear from you.

YOUR CHILD'S COUNSELOR IS BASED ON THE FIRST LETTER OF THEIR LAST NAME

ASSIGNED COUNSELOR

MRS. DAVENPORT: A-GOMEZ

johanna.davenport@nisd.net


MS. LEWIS: GON-NA

jill.lewis@nisd.net


MS. IJEOMA: NE-Z

ijeoma.too-chiobi@nisd.net

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

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.


Guidance

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.


Responsive Services

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

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.


System Support

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)
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Counselors Connecting with Parents

We want to hear from you! We have included a link for a Google Form to help us identify topics that could best assist parents in supporting their students. We appreicate your input and look forward to connecting with you soon. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FdLw8q-WTVAh5QhEgz1B66DJ8UiOQ68RvO6sfHw5FVM/edit
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Have questions about returning to school?

Please visit the NISD Back to School: Questions Answered page. https://www.nisd.net/schools/back-to-school

There are many resources on this page including the Community Playbook and our new virtual learning hub, Schoology

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One in Five Minds is here to help

Since the COVID 19 pandemic hit back in the spring, many things have happened that are out of our control. One in Five Minds is an organization that advocates for children's mental health. The One in Five Minds campaign was created to raise awareness about children's mental illness, to break down the stigma, and increase access to treament. They have provided some good resources in reference to COVID 19 to help us deal with the things we cannot control. Please visit their website for more information https://www.1in5minds.org/

STEVENSON COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.