Consultation with parents and teachers is a critical part of the school counselors' roles of advocating for students, helping them succeed, and improving over-all student outcomes.
The School Counselors are always willing to offer both parents and teachers support whenever requested.
Individual visits with children are based on referrals from parents, teachers, administrators, and students.
The counselors try to visit at times during which the student will not miss direct instruction of new skills and concepts.
It is the School Counselors' role to listen to the child and try to help them to develop a plan for handling things in the future and improve their over-all functioning.
SMALL GROUP COUNSELING:
All three of the SCE School Counselors are trained and willing to facilitate counseling small groups. Small groups typically consist of anywhere between 2-8 students who meet periodically to work together towards common goals.
Groups can be created to address several topics including, but not limited to, divorce, study skills, anger management, friendship skills, and classroom behavior.
Throughout the school year, students in K-5 will be in a Related Arts rotation that includes classroom guidance lessons. Every classroom will visit the School Counselors' classroom for these weekly lessons.
All lessons are based on the academic, social/emotional, and career domains identified by the state of Tennessee and the American School Counselor Association.
Please visit the links below to view and learn more about the state or national standards.
Tennessee School Counseling Model and Standards
National School Counseling Standards