The school counseling program at Milton is based on the American School Counseling Association’s National Model. School Counselors provide services to students, parents, school staff and the community through direct and indirect services.
Direct services are in-person interactions between school counselor and students. Direct services include school counseling curriculum, small group counseling, and individual student planning, as well as responsive services.
This year classroom guidance lesson will be taught within the Unified Arts rotation. Meaning that a school counselor will be teaching various lesson every other week in each classroom. On the opposite week, the class will go to library. The Classroom Guidance Curriculum includes:
- Community Building/Introductions
- School Counselor Role
- Responsive Classroom
- Recognizing Feelings
- Anger Management/Self-Control
- Sexual Abuse Awareness/Prevention (Act One)
- Bullying Prevention
- Character Development
Small group counseling may occur based upon student need. The counseling groups may focus on topics of:
- Changing Families
- Social Skills
- Emotional Regulation
- Stress Management
Individual Student Planning:
Individual student planning includes targeted, goal focused and short term interventions on an as needed basis.
Indirect services are provided on behalf of students as a result of the school counselors’ interactions with others. These interactions include referrals for additional assistances, consultation and collaboration with parents, teachers and other educators and community organizations.
By providing these services school counselors develop a comprehensive school counseling program in which students’ academic, career and personal/social needs are met.
We look forward to working with all of you this year!
MES School Counselors
Additional Mental Health Staff