Presentation on theme: "The School Counselor and Developmental Guidance"— Presentation transcript:
1 The School Counselor and Developmental Guidance Lori LandesAssumption-St. Bridget School
2 What is Developmental Guidance? School Counselors assist students to achieve their highest potential in the areas of academic achievement, career planning, and personal/social success. The school counselor serves as a liaison for administrators, staff, and parents to help all children reach their full potential.
3 What are the National Standards for School Counselors?
4 Themes in the Classroom that I would like to collaborate on. Problem Solving/Conflict ResolutionTeamwork and Group cohesion.Mental Health IssuesDepression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, AngerSocial SkillsFriendship Making SkillsDealing with FeelingsAlternatives to AggressionDealing with StressOrganization/Goal SettingSelf EsteemResilienceHealth and SafetyClass meetingsFamily LifeMannersLearning StylesSchool to Work Connections
5 Four Components of Developmental Guidance Individual Planning5-10%Curriculum35-45%System Support5-15%ResponsiveServices 30-50%Four Components of Developmental Guidance
6 Guidance CurriculumThe counselor collaborates with staff and parents to help students achieve the desired competencies and to provide students with the knowledge and skills appropriate for their developmental level.Curriculum includes:classroom guidancesmall group guidanceparent educationsubstance awarenesscareer development.
7 Responsive Services Individual or small group counseling Consultation with parents, teachers, and other specialists.Referrals to school support services and or community resources.Crisis CounselingPeer helping
8 Individual PlanningProfessional School Counselors work with students and coordinate with parents and staff in the following areas:developing a positive attitude toward learningdeveloping an educational plan when neededfinding appropriate assessment within the school or by referralunderstanding student’s learning stylesassisting students with improvement in study skills, and recognizing his or her strengths and weaknesses.establishing personal goals and develop future plans.
9 System Support Program Planning and Evaluation Staff and Community RelationsProfessional DevelopmentEstablishing, maintaining, and enhancing the total school counseling program.
10 What does this look like at ASB? Guidance CurriculumBimonthly classroom presentations such as friendship skills, conflict resolution, career exploration, etc.Support with mandated curriculum such as Second Step, Steps to Respect, and Talking about TouchingNational Promotions such as Red Ribbon Week, Aids Awareness Day, Safety Week, and School Counselors WeekParent Education including the facilitation or coordination of workshops, small parent learning or collaborating to plan events facilitated by experts on school related topics.Individual Planning- Assisting students to problem solve areas of concern in the areas of academic, personal, and career exploration.- Collaborating with staff and parents for assessment, accommodations, and overall for support students.
11 Guidance at ASB continued…. Responsive ServicesMeeting 1:1 with a studentGroup counseling such as friendship groups, life changes, stress/anger management, grief and loss, or organizational groupsMeeting with parents and staff to provide collaboration, feedback and referral to specialists when neededArranging situations where students can help others for peer assistance such as tutoring, friendship help etc.Crisis InterventionSystem SupportStaff and team meetingsProfessional developmentfor the teachersfor the parentsfor the counselorSupervising students at lunch as needed and during recess.Program Planning and evaluation. ( Retreat, Electives, Assemblies)Homeroom/Advisory/Student CouncilSupporting local, state, and national levels for school counseling.
12 Building BridgesProvide opportunities for positive interactions among entire ASB community.Assist students, teachers, and parents in understanding what are the obstacles in students’ academic and social success. Help to keep lines of communication open.Share information and be a resource for more intensive help in areas of mental health and safety.Promote career exploration in all grade levels and relate experiences to their current learning.