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    Professional school counselors collaborate with administrators, teachers, staff, families and the community to ensure all students have the opportunity to design a rigorous and relevant academic and career program. Professional school counselors design and implement a comprehensive school counseling program that includes educational and career planning activities for all students designed to assist students in reaching academic, career and personal/social goals.

    Academic and college and career planning provides all students with the opportunity to identify strengths, areas in need of improvement and areas of interest early on so students and their families can set post-secondary goals and make informed choices to support students in reaching the desired outcome. The focus of academic and career planning is threefold: to help students acquire the skills to achieve academic success, to make connections between school and life experiences and to acquire knowledge and skills to be college and career ready upon high school graduation.

     

    Possible Reasons to Contact Your Child’s School Counselor

    • Academic skills support
    • Career preparation
    • Post-secondary planning and college application process
    • Support for parent deployment or pending PCS
    • School transition/adjustment concerns
    • Coping, problem-solving, decision-making concerns
    • Organizational, study and test-taking skills
    • Peer relationships and conflict resolution   
    • Divorce, separation and family changes
    • Experiencing loss, death and grief
    • Substance abuse awareness
    • School-based and community resources information or referrals
    • Suicide intervention and prevention
    • Bullying intervention and prevention
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    What Kids Can Do

    Are you being bullied? Do you see bullying at your school? There are things you can do to keep yourself and the kids you know safe from bullying.

    What to Do If You’re Bullied

    There are things you can do if you are being bullied:

    • Look at the kid bullying you and tell him or her to stop in a calm, clear voice. You can also try to laugh it off. This works best if joking is easy for you. It could catch the kid bullying you off guard.
    • If speaking up seems too hard or not safe, walk away and stay away. Don’t fight back. Find an adult to stop the bullying on the spot.

    There are things you can do to stay safe in the future, too.

    • Talk to an adult you trust. Don’t keep your feelings inside. Telling someone can help you feel less alone. They can help you make a plan to stop the bullying.
    • Stay away from places where bullying happens.

    Stay near adults and other kids. Most bullying happens when adults aren’t around.