• Things to Know

  • Confidentiality

    As a school counselor, being a relationship based on trust is very important in the counseling process. With that being said, there's a level of confidentiality or trust that I try to explain and maintain with students. What they say to me will stay with me unless:

    • Someone is hurting them
    • They want to hurt someone else
    • They want to hurt themselves
    • They give me permission to share with a trusted adult

    When information needs to be shared, it will be shared immediately to the proper channels or persons involved. To learn more on School Counselors and Confidentiality, check out this handout by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).

     

    Responsive Services

    • School Counseling is intended to be short term. If a student needs more long term counseling, they can be referred to a outside agency such as mental health agencies, social and community services
    • As a mandated reporter, I'm obligated to report cases of suspected child abuse and neglect to the Department of Child and Family Services (DFCS)
    • Crisis Counseling: I provide prevention, intervention, and follow-up
  • Resources

     

    Reporting Suspected Abuse or Neglect: 1-855-422-4453 or this website link

     

    Support for Caregivers: 1-800-244-5373 or this website link

     

    Crisis Services: Georgia Crisis and Access Line 1-800-715-4225 or this website link

     

    Crisis Text Line: Text "GA" to 741741 (This video provides instructions as well)