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What is a school counselor?
A school counselor is someone who has a master's degree or higher who possess the qualifications and skills necessary to address students' academic, personal/social, and career development needs.
What does a school counselor do?
A school counselor develops, coordinates, and implements a comprehensive program to address the needs of a school district. A school counselor works closely with teachers, administrators, students, parents, and outside resources to help students become contributing members of our society.
A school counselor makes connections with all students K-12 through the use of individual counseling, group counseling, or classroom lessons.
What is a comprehensive program?
A comprehensive program consists of meeting the needs and implementing prevention and responsive services to benefit all students in grades K-12. The Milbank School District follows the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) National Model and Framework, along with the South Dakota Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program.
How do I see my school counselor?
There are several ways and reasons to visit a counselor.
Is counseling confidential?
In most circumstances counseling is confidential however, there are codes of ethics that counselors must follow that make sure you are safe and not in danger. A counselor needs to inform only those people who will help you in certain circumstances.
These circumstances include.
* Disclosure is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the student or others
* Legal requirements may demand confidential information be revealed.
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