ASCA National Model Creating Change Washington School Counselor

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ASCA National Model Creating Change Washington School Counselor Association Conference Jim. Bierma@mpls. k 12.

ASCA National Model Creating Change Washington School Counselor Association Conference Jim. [email protected] k 12. mn. us mis. spps. org/counselors

Delivery System

Delivery System

Delivery System n. School Guidance Curriculum n. Individual Student Planning n. Responsive Services n

Delivery System n. School Guidance Curriculum n. Individual Student Planning n. Responsive Services n Referrals, Crisis Counseling n. System Support -Professional Development, Consultation 4

School Guidance Curriculum n Comprehensive n Preventative & Proactive n Developmental n Coordinated by

School Guidance Curriculum n Comprehensive n Preventative & Proactive n Developmental n Coordinated by Counselors n Delivered by Counselors & Other Educators

Dan Labore It is better to start small than to take on too much

Dan Labore It is better to start small than to take on too much

Highland Park All Students - Academic • • • Staff Meeting Presentation (short) Goal

Highland Park All Students - Academic • • • Staff Meeting Presentation (short) Goal – Decrease “F”s by 20% Advisory/Homeroom Lessons Classroom Lessons Academic/Career Plan Parent – Nights, Newsletters, Website

Support Staff Spreadsheet

Support Staff Spreadsheet

Highland Park Academic Targeted Interventions • Support Staff - Splits Students • • •

Highland Park Academic Targeted Interventions • Support Staff - Splits Students • • • Meet with Individuals Weekly Build Relationship Groups – Study Hall/Advisory/Class Closing the Gap Groups Ethnic Identity Groups

Connect and Check

Connect and Check

Highland Park All Students – Career Individual Student Planning • Career Plan – Broad,

Highland Park All Students – Career Individual Student Planning • Career Plan – Broad, Undecided • Based on 4 Areas • Interests • Skills • Personality Type • Learning Styles

Highland Park All Students – Career Individual Student Planning • • • Academic Plan

Highland Park All Students – Career Individual Student Planning • • • Academic Plan Post-Secondary Plan Increase Academic Rigor Learn the Process Parent – FAFSA, Newsletters, Website

Highland Park • • Targeted Individuals – Career Individual Student Planning Didn’t Complete Surveys

Highland Park • • Targeted Individuals – Career Individual Student Planning Didn’t Complete Surveys Build Relationship Lacked Academic Motivation Gang Prevention

Highland Park Targeted Individuals – Career Individual Student Planning • • Work in Groups

Highland Park Targeted Individuals – Career Individual Student Planning • • Work in Groups or Individually Combine with Academic Monitoring Set Short-Term Goals Family Connection Promotion

Highland Park Personal/Social All Students • Student Survey – Anger – – Mean Girls

Highland Park Personal/Social All Students • Student Survey – Anger – – Mean Girls Stress Gang Prevention Personality Types • Pre-Post Tests

Highland Park Personal/Social Targeted Interventions • • • Teacher Emails Referrals to Mental Health

Highland Park Personal/Social Targeted Interventions • • • Teacher Emails Referrals to Mental Health Specialists Small Group and Individual Counseling Parent Collaboration Student & Parent Surveys Track Academic Progress

AIM Elementary – Fights All Students • Staff Meeting • Goal – Reduce Fights

AIM Elementary – Fights All Students • Staff Meeting • Goal – Reduce Fights by 25% • Conflict Manager Program – Common Language – Parent – Nights, Newsletter, Website – Classroom Lessons

AIM Elementary – Fights All Students • Conflict Manager Program – Conflict Managers •

AIM Elementary – Fights All Students • Conflict Manager Program – Conflict Managers • Friday Videos • Posters • Morning Announcements • Classroom Lessons • Playground Duty

AIM Elementary – Fights Targeted Individuals • Data on most Fights • Some became

AIM Elementary – Fights Targeted Individuals • Data on most Fights • Some became Conflict Managers • • Group and Individual Counseling Parent Involvement Tracked Academic Progress Positive Phone Calls Home

Delivery System What interventions would you like to implement for all students? Targeted Interventions?

Delivery System What interventions would you like to implement for all students? Targeted Interventions?

Distribution of Time Delivery System Elementary % of Time Junior High % of Time

Distribution of Time Delivery System Elementary % of Time Junior High % of Time High School % of Time Guidance Curriculum 40% 30% 20% Ind Student Planning 10% 25% 35% Responsive Services 40% 35% 30% System Support 10% 15%

Responsive Services n Meets students’ needs/concerns n Staff, parent and student referred n Specialized

Responsive Services n Meets students’ needs/concerns n Staff, parent and student referred n Specialized training n Teacher emails n Hallway n Buses – Greet and Goodbye

Responsive Services n Early Intervention n Prepared to respond to crisis n Interventions are

Responsive Services n Early Intervention n Prepared to respond to crisis n Interventions are planned/focused

Responsive Services n Consult n Individual/Group Counseling n Crisis Counseling n Referrals n Peer

Responsive Services n Consult n Individual/Group Counseling n Crisis Counseling n Referrals n Peer Facilitation

Referrals n Ethical Responsibility n Others are often better qualified n Know if parents

Referrals n Ethical Responsibility n Others are often better qualified n Know if parents followed through n List of community agencies and telephone numbers available

Consult • Consult when appropriate • Parents • Support Staff Members • School Staff

Consult • Consult when appropriate • Parents • Support Staff Members • School Staff • Community Agencies

Mother Teresa We can do no great things; only small things with great love.

Mother Teresa We can do no great things; only small things with great love.

Individual/Small Group Counseling n Personal Concerns n Relationships n Developmental Issues n Mental Health

Individual/Small Group Counseling n Personal Concerns n Relationships n Developmental Issues n Mental Health School Support n Do Not Provide Therapy

Individual/Small Group Counseling n Common Problem/Create Plan n Symptoms n Possible Causes n Theoretical

Individual/Small Group Counseling n Common Problem/Create Plan n Symptoms n Possible Causes n Theoretical Base n Goals n How to Help

Crisis Counseling Emergency Interventions n Be Prepared for Crisis n n Crisis Day Checklist

Crisis Counseling Emergency Interventions n Be Prepared for Crisis n n Crisis Day Checklist n Parent Letter Informing of Tragedy n Classroom Lessons n Debriefing Scripts

Peer Facilitation n Conflict Managers n Playground Helpers n Students Must be Properly Trained

Peer Facilitation n Conflict Managers n Playground Helpers n Students Must be Properly Trained n Excellent Learning Experience n Monitor Student Mediations n Expands Counseling Services

Responsive Services n How will you use: n Referrals n Consulting n Individual/Group Counseling

Responsive Services n How will you use: n Referrals n Consulting n Individual/Group Counseling n Crisis Counseling n Peer Facilitation

Accountability • How are students different because of the School Counseling Program?

Accountability • How are students different because of the School Counseling Program?

Accountability • Results Report • School Counselor Performance Evaluation • The Program Audit •

Accountability • Results Report • School Counselor Performance Evaluation • The Program Audit • Academic, Behavior, Attendance Data • Short Section Today

Highland Park High Accountability • • • 37% decrease, 9 th graders failing classes

Highland Park High Accountability • • • 37% decrease, 9 th graders failing classes Pre/Post - 82% Increased P/S Knowledge 97% completed Six Year Plan 7% more students enrolled in IB classes 86% of students reported interventions were helpful

Washington Middle Accountability • 81% reduction of behavior referrals • 17% of students report

Washington Middle Accountability • 81% reduction of behavior referrals • 17% of students report a negative learning environment • 93% of students knew the Washington Way • 91% of students have a transition plan

American Indian Magnet El. Accountability • Fights down 43% • 84% of parents reported

American Indian Magnet El. Accountability • Fights down 43% • 84% of parents reported the playground environment was good • 91% of students knew three ways to solve a conflict

Accountability How will you use data? • Computer • Survey • Knowledge • Competency

Accountability How will you use data? • Computer • Survey • Knowledge • Competency

Two Things n Name 2 new things you will try

Two Things n Name 2 new things you will try

Carlos Santana You will be part of the solution if you have joy in

Carlos Santana You will be part of the solution if you have joy in your heart.