School counseling programs:
What does a school counselor do?
serve all students
includes large and small group counseling
incorporates individual counseling on a short term basis
works with all stakeholders: parents, teachers, and community
A school counselor is an educator who:
VISITING THE COUNSELORThe following are possible ways that a student may come visit the school counselor:* Student Request-The student may ask to come to my office by either dropping a note in the mailbox outside of my office or by asking their teacher if they may come.* Teacher Request-The student's teacher may request for the student to visit the counselor.* Parent Request-The student's parent(s) may request for the student to visit the counselor on a short term basis.* Counselor Request-The counselor may request for the student to visit the counselor.* Friend Request-A student may request to bring a friend with them to visit the counselor.As the school counselor at Savannah Elementary, it is my job to assist all students on an as-need basis and to work with them to have successful days here at school. I will usually see students by request once or twice; however, if there is a need to see a student more frequently or if they may be a participant of an on going group (6 weeks), I will first request a signed parent permission letter.Please fill out the Parent Permission Form for individual and group counseling and return to Mrs. Liesveld.
Advocates for the student at school.
Provides Individual and Small Group Counseling on a short term basis
Works with teachers and parents to provide helpful suggestions and support for children’s needs.
Provides Classroom Guidance for every class.
Helps in identifying academic and social/emotional needs of children.
Helps children understand themselves and others.
Provides information about community resources that would benefit children.
Makes referrals to outsides agencies.
Provides parents with resources and information.