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Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program RESPONSIVE SERVICES

Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program RESPONSIVE SERVICES

Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program Components School Counseling Curriculum Responsive Services System Support Individual

Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program Components School Counseling Curriculum Responsive Services System Support Individual Student Planning

Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program Responsive Services Student Academic Success

Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program Responsive Services Student Academic Success

Responsive Services Definition Services which are available to meet the special or unexpected needs

Responsive Services Definition Services which are available to meet the special or unexpected needs of students and parents/guardians. These services support students in overcoming barriers to social/emotional, academic and career development.

Purpose Students are supported in overcoming barriers to their: Social/Emotional Development Academic Development Career

Purpose Students are supported in overcoming barriers to their: Social/Emotional Development Academic Development Career Development

School Counselor’s Role Individual Counseling Small Group Counseling Crisis Intervention Consultation Referral

School Counselor’s Role Individual Counseling Small Group Counseling Crisis Intervention Consultation Referral

Possible Topics Academic Success Career Choice Abuse Issues Diversity Issues School Dropout School Attendance

Possible Topics Academic Success Career Choice Abuse Issues Diversity Issues School Dropout School Attendance Stress Substance Abuse Suicide Educational Choices Family Loss Relationships Bullying

Prevention & Intervention School Counseling Curriculum Prevention • Deliver developmentally appropriate classroom lessons for

Prevention & Intervention School Counseling Curriculum Prevention • Deliver developmentally appropriate classroom lessons for all students Responsive Services Intervention • Help for specific students to work through areas of concern School Counseling Curriculum Prevention & Responsive Services Interventions should include activities which address all three content areas: Social/Emotional Development, Academic Development, and Career Development

When a concern for a specific student arises… Identify Area of Concern

When a concern for a specific student arises… Identify Area of Concern

Potential Areas of Concern Social/Emotional Development • Peer Relationships • Anger • Attitude •

Potential Areas of Concern Social/Emotional Development • Peer Relationships • Anger • Attitude • Motivation Academic Development • • Grades Attendance Study Skills Educational Planning Career Development • Exploration & Planning • Post-Secondary Options • Applications

Graduated Intervention Pre-Referral Strategies Pre-Referral Strategy Evaluation Formal School Counseling Referral *Crisis Situations (e.

Graduated Intervention Pre-Referral Strategies Pre-Referral Strategy Evaluation Formal School Counseling Referral *Crisis Situations (e. g. suicide, self-harm, abuse) require immediate response; contact the school counselor immediately.

Pre-Referral Strategies Parent/Guardian Contact Student/Teacher Conference • Home-based strategies, ex. study time or place

Pre-Referral Strategies Parent/Guardian Contact Student/Teacher Conference • Home-based strategies, ex. study time or place • Classroom strategies, ex. behavior plan or tutoring

Pre-Referral Strategy Evaluation § Are current strategies working? § Should current strategies be adjusted?

Pre-Referral Strategy Evaluation § Are current strategies working? § Should current strategies be adjusted? § Should formal referral to school counselor for individual or small group counseling be made?

If more intensive intervention is required… A FORMAL REFERRAL IS MADE TO THE SCHOOL

If more intensive intervention is required… A FORMAL REFERRAL IS MADE TO THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Referrals to the School Counselor Student (self) Peer Teacher Parent School Nurse Administrator Outside

Referrals to the School Counselor Student (self) Peer Teacher Parent School Nurse Administrator Outside Agency Other Individual

Prior to Referral § Teacher should make contact with parents/guardians to inform them of

Prior to Referral § Teacher should make contact with parents/guardians to inform them of formal counseling referral § Teacher communicates to school counselor the outcome of the parent/guardian contact

Referral Forms § Area(s) of Concern § Specific behaviors describing concern(s) § Frequency §

Referral Forms § Area(s) of Concern § Specific behaviors describing concern(s) § Frequency § Duration § Intensity § Pre-Referral Intervention Strategies § Student’s Response to Intervention Strategies § Student’s Strengths/Interests Descriptions should be based on observable, specific behaviors

After a Referral The school counselor, in collaboration with teachers and/or parents/guardians, develops an

After a Referral The school counselor, in collaboration with teachers and/or parents/guardians, develops an action plan that may include: Parent/Guardian Support Group Counseling Outside Agency Referral Individual Counseling Special Services Referral Mandated Reporting Administrator Referral School Nurse Referral Other Counselor should follow-up with the referring person while maintaining student/family privacy & confidentiality

Confidentiality SCHOOL COUNSELORS ARE BOUND BY THE ASCA ETHICAL STANDARDS Information is to be

Confidentiality SCHOOL COUNSELORS ARE BOUND BY THE ASCA ETHICAL STANDARDS Information is to be kept confidential unless: ◦ Disclosure is necessary to prevent clear and imminent danger OR ◦ Legal requirements demand information to be revealed (Example: subpoena) The Counseling Referral Form is an educational record and subject to FERPA

School Counselors Consultation & Collaboration Teachers Parents Students Administrators Helping Professionals To Empower Those

School Counselors Consultation & Collaboration Teachers Parents Students Administrators Helping Professionals To Empower Those Involved to Assist Students

Emergency Intervention § No formal referral is needed. § Student safety is essential §

Emergency Intervention § No formal referral is needed. § Student safety is essential § Parents, faculty or staff are directed and guided to immediate responsive services. § Outside referral may be warranted.

Levels of Intervention LEVEL 1: PREVENTION LEVEL 2: SHORT-TERM INTERVENTION LEVEL 3: EXTENDED INTERVENTION

Levels of Intervention LEVEL 1: PREVENTION LEVEL 2: SHORT-TERM INTERVENTION LEVEL 3: EXTENDED INTERVENTION LEVEL 4: OUTSIDE REFERRAL

Responsive Services Materials These materials provide sample session and unit plans for implementation of

Responsive Services Materials These materials provide sample session and unit plans for implementation of small group counseling at all grade levels. These materials may be found on the DESE website under Responsive Services.

School-Wide Crisis Plan for School Counselors This provides a survival guide for school counselors

School-Wide Crisis Plan for School Counselors This provides a survival guide for school counselors in the process of planning for school-wide crises, critical incidents, and emergency management plans. You may find more Crisis Materials on the DESE website under Responsive Services.

Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program Components School Counseling Curriculum Responsive Services System Support Individual

Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program Components School Counseling Curriculum Responsive Services System Support Individual Student Planning

This presentation was brought to you by: School Counseling Program Writing Team 2017

This presentation was brought to you by: School Counseling Program Writing Team 2017