Role of PPS School Counselor

  • The Essential Role of the School Counselor

     

    Classroom Guidance

    Once a week, students visit with the school counselor as part of the encore rotation. Some topics for classroom lessons include: conflict resolution, career exploration, problem solving,  character development, bully prevention, persistence, responsibility, and friendship. These lessons are based on the following standards:

      Standards for VA School Counseling Programs

      ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success

    Consultation and Collaboration

    The school counselor works with parents, teachers, and other professionals inside and outside of the school building to assist in identifying and addressing barriers to student achievement.

      

    Crisis Response and Intervention

    The school counselor helps students navigate critical and/or emergency situations in the school, community, and/or students' personal lives.

      

    Community Resources and Referrals

    The school counselor can provide information and community resources as needed. 

     

    Military Family Resources

    The PCPS website has information and resources for military families, which can be found by clicking here. I have compiled a list of popular children's books about deployment and/or military life, which can be found by clicking here.