• A School Counselor

     
    WHO IS A SCHOOL COUNSELOR?
     
    * A NYS certified, specially educated and caring professional.
     
    * A school person who provides guidance to all students.
     
    * A resource person, facilitator, teacher.
     
    * A person who helps teachers, parents, administrators and students.
     
    * Student advocates
     
     
    WHAT DOES A SCHOOL COUNSELOR DO?
     
    * Provide indivdual and group counseling to students with academic, social, behavioral and crisis issues.
     
    * Helps identify needs of students.
     
    * Promotes positive attitudes and values among students.
     
    * Aids teachers and parents in helping students succeed.
     
    * Help students develop and build self-understanding and self-awareness.
     
    * Help students relate to others.
     
    * Serve as a bridge between home, school and community resources.
     
    * Maintains confidences.
     
    * Conducts classroom guidance activities.
     
    HOW DOES A STUDENT SEE A COUNSELOR?
     
    * Teacher or other staff referral
     
    * Parent referral
     
    * Administrative referral
     
    * CST or CSE referral
     
    * Self Referral (by asking the teacher to see the counselor)
     
    We are located in room 221 (across from the computer lab)
     
    WITH WHOM DOES A COUNSELOR CONSULT?
     
    * Teachers
     
    * Parents
     
    * Administrators
     
    * Community Agencies
     
    Not all issues are appropriate for counseling in a school setting.  At times, we do refer parents to outside agencies for more intense or specific counseling.
     
     
    WHO SEEKS HELP FROM THE COUNSELOR?
    Students...
    * I'm new and can't seem to make friends.
     
    * I don't seem to be getting along with my parents.
     
    * I get picked on a lot on my bus and I don't know what to do.
     
    * I don't have a problem, I just wanted to tell someone that my dog died.
     
    * I just have to talk to someone that will listen to me and not laugh.
     
    * My parents aren't together anymore and it upsets me.
     
    Parents...
    * We don't seem to be able to communicate with Suzie.
     
    * Our son never seems to listen and we needs some ideas on how to get through to him.
     
    * Jim has been bullied and needs to develop some coping skills.
     
    * Toni's grandfather passed away and she needs someone to talk to.