Counselor's Gazette February 2014

By Ms. Forte & Ms. Milano

Lewisville High School College & Career Fair

Thursday, Feb. 27th, 11:30am-2pm

1098 W Main St, Lewisville, TX 75067

El Concilio P.A.S.E. Program Parents Advocating for Student Excellence


The Concilio is a Dallas; TX based non-profit who provides services for the community regarding education and health. The Parents Advocating for Student Excellence program began in 2002 and addresses the high dropout and low college enrollment rates of students in North Texas. The Concilio's program helps the entire family understand how to prioritize education by teaching parents their role, rights and responsibilities as these relate to their children's academic success.


WEEK 1 2/24 Orientation: The Movie

Orientación: La Película


WEEK 2 3/3 Lesson: Behavior Management

Lección: Conducta y Disciplina

**** Spring Break*******

WEEK 3 3/17 Lesson: Building Self-Esteem

Lección: Fomentando el Autoestima


WEEK 4 3/24 Lesson: Parents As First Teachers

Lección: Los Padres son los Primeros Maestros


WEEK 5 3/31 Lesson: Promoting Reading at Home

Lección: Promoviendo la lectura en el hogar


WEEK 6 4/7 Self-Management of Learning

Lección: Autonomía del aprendizaje


WEEK 7 4/14 Understanding the Education System

Lección: Comprendiendo el sistema de educación


WEEK 8 4/21 Academic Standards

Lección: Estándares Académicos


WEEK 9 4/28 Graduation (PM Only)

Graduación (por la tarde solamente)

How to refer a student for counseling

1. Fill out a Teacher Referral Form.

2. We CANNOT meet with students more than ONCE without PARENTAL CONSENT.

3. We'll schedule an appointment to meet with the student individually.

4. Counselors confidentiality rules:

- Confidentiality does not apply to cases of suspected abuse/neglect of children or the elderly.

- Confidentiality does not apply to cases of potential harm to self or others.

- A mental health professional may disclose confidential information in proceedings brought by a client against a professional.

- Confidentiality does not apply to cases involving criminal proceedings, except communications by a person voluntarily involved in a substance abuse program.

- Confidentiality may not apply in cases involving legal proceedings affecting the parent-child relationship.

- Confidentiality may not apply to cases involving a minor child. In such cases, the mental health professional may advise a parent, managing conservator or guardian of a minor, with or without minor’s consent, of the treatment needed by or given to the minor.