FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions for your child's School Counselor

When is it appropriate to contact my child's school counselor?
Whenever there have been changes or issues in the student's life that may have an effect on their academics or social behavior it is helpful for the counselor to know so we can be an added support for the student. If you have concerns about behavior you see at home you can also contact the counselor and request for the counselor to check in with the student. If you have academic concerns please contact your child's teacher first and then the counselor may be brought in for additional support if needed.

Do counselors make mental health diagnoses?
School Counselors do not make mental health diagnoses. We do collaborate with parents and teachers to offer support and determine what the best option for a student may be who is exhibiting behaviors that are inhibiting the learning of themselves or others. School Counselors can make a referral to outside resources if necessary.

Are counselors available to assist students with grief or trauma?
School Counselor can help students who have experienced trauma or are dealing with grief. This may be through a small group or individually. If you are concerned about your child please contact Ms. Crawford or Mrs. Laughridge and we can meet with your child and offer them support.

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