Saturday, December 15, 2012
Since this is the first year there has been a full-time counselor at our school, I have had the opportunity to lay the foundation for what our counseling department is going to look like. I presented information from the teacher survey, the student survey and what the district "said" a school counselor "should" be doing. I also created a rough draft for my mission statement and my vision for the department. I shared information about the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) model looks like and how I would like to model my counseling program like that.
This was a PHENOMENAL way to let every group I work with understand the tasks of a school counselor and get feedback from each group about how to improve.
I would definitely recommend doing this for your school to get the word out about school counseling at your school!