Four Components of a Comprehensive School Guidance & Counseling Program:
Guidance Curriculum- to help students develop their full educational potential, including the student's interests and career objectives.
Responsive Services- to intervene on behalf of any student whose immediate personal concerns or problems put the student's continued educational, career, personal, or social development at risk.
Individual Planning- to guide a student as the student plans, monitors, and manages the student's own educational, career, personal,and social develeopment.
System Support- to support the efforts of teachers, staff, parents, and other members of the community inpromoting the educational, career, personal, and social development of students.
The School Guidance Counselor....
Individual and Group Counseling
Teaches monthly guidance lessons in the classroom
Consults with parents, teachers, and admininstrators concerning students
Provides parent education and information regarding their children
Provides outside referrals to families on community resources
In individual and/or Group counseling we .....
help students cope with difficult and/ or unchangeable life events
help foster positive decision-making skills
help students recognize and make use of his/her potential
work on building students' self-esteem and confidence
teach student skills to become respectful, responsible members of society
Topics covered during classroom guidance may include:
Character Education: Respect, Responsiblity, Courage, Citizenship,
Character Education: Caring, Diligence, Honesty, Fairness, Trustworthiness, and Integrity
Awareness and Prevention
Career Awareness and exploration
Study & Organizational Skills
Decision Making and problem solving skills