K-12 School Counseling Program
The mission of the A.D. Henderson & FAU High School K-12 School Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate counseling program that addresses the academic, social-emotional and college/career development of all students. The school counselors, in partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and the community seeks to provide support to maximize student potential, well-being and academic achievement. Furthermore, work to ensure that all students have access to the tools and knowledge necessary to contribute as productive members of society. The school counselors strive create a safe, supportive, encouraging and healthy learning environment for all students!
|Veronica Montes Childs||6-8 School Counselorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jaclyn Sheldon||9-12 School Counseloremail@example.com|
|Arielle Osman||9-12 Mental Health Counselor||Osmana@health.fau.edu|
|Melissa Keogh||Academic Advisorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
School counselors provide direct counseling services to students through school counseling core curriculum (classroom), small groups, and individual counseling. While school counselors work from a proactive, preventive model, they also provide response services and work together to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns. Responsive services may include brief individual sessions and/or small groups to target specific needs, or crisis response.
Indirect services are provided on behalf of student as a result of school counselors’ interactions with others. This may include referrals for additional assistance, community outreach, and consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers, other educators. Indirect activities may include:
- Community outreach
- Directing parents and students to school and community resources
- School-wide interventions & initiatives that improve school culture and climate
- Parent outreach & education
- Referrals to outside agencies
During times of less structure, there’s more free time to spend amongst family and have fun, but there are also more opportunities for children and teens to potentially delve into situations that can be unhealthy or unsafe. Please read June’s newsletter for some safety tips and resources to help keep your students safe and healthy this summer and in the future!