Elementary School Counseling
To assist students in understanding and respecting self and others.
To enable students to develop decision-making competencies and career awareness.
The counseling program in our school is available to help students, parents, and teachers develop positive learning experiences. The program consists of a variety of services and activities, including individual and group counseling, parent and teacher consultation, information services, referral assistance to other agencies in the community, and student assessment.
Information shared between a student and a counselor is confidential. I make every effort to follow the counseling guidelines contained in the American School Counselor Association Code of Ethics. This means I will keep the information you share with me confidential—unless you give me permission to share it, or unless I am required by law or school policy to share it.
Examples of when I must share your information:
– When I must consult with other professionals to better help you.
– When I am required to release information by a school policy, state law, and/or the code of ethics for professional counselors.
– If I believe you are at risk of harming yourself or others.
– If I believe someone is trying to harm you.
– If a law is broken.
How to contact the School Counselor
Swanton Elementary School:
What is guidance?
Guidance consists of working with students to help them develop academically, personally, and socially.
Prevention and intervention services are provided individually, small group and in the classroom setting.
How do students see the counselor?
- Teacher referral
- Administrator/Staff referral
- Parent referral