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Counseling

Carolina Morris, School Counselor

Robin Bickham, Mental Health Provider

Our junior high school counselor works as a member of the administration team to create a caring and supportive environment where all students can have positive school experiences and achieve success. Our primary focus at the junior high school level is to promote academic achievement and enhance the learning process by helping empower students with self-knowledge, positive interpersonal skills, and teaching coping strategies for the social/emotional issues that arise on a daily basis.

A junior high school counselor provides services in the following ways:

  • Classroom guidance presentations
  • Small group counseling
  • Individual short-term counseling
  • Assistance in crisis situations
  • Acts as a consultant and referral source between school, parents, and community
  • Conducts orientation for new families to the school
  • Scheduling, Individual Graduation Plans, and program adjustments
  • Assistance with specific problems including attendance, behavior, academics, or conflict resolution

Students are welcomed and encouraged to speak with the school counselor for information and help concerning personal and school issues, friendships, academics, and even college and career planning. School counselor request forms can easily be accessed through the Counselor's Corner Google Classroom.

Parents and guardians, we suggest that you contact your child’s school counselor if:
You feel your child may be having difficulty with a school or personal issue.
You have questions/concerns about your child’s academic performance.
You need assistance finding an outside agency for issues that may arise.
You have questions about high school and post-secondary planning.

Helpful Links: 

https://www.stopbullying.gov/

StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying iswhat cyberbullying iswho is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying

https://vialink.org/

VIA LINK provides crisis support, connects people to resources and services, and provides vital data and trend information to ensure policies and programs meet community needs.

https://www.namisttammany.org/

NAMI St. Tammany is a non-profit organization that fills the need for education, advocacy, support, and resources for both those in our community living with mental illness and their loved ones. With the right services, support and tools, people with mental illness can and do experience recovery.

https://jasonfoundation.com/

The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.
 

Crisis Resources

In an Emergency Always Call 9-1-1

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Mental Health National Hotline:

Dial 988

 

Important Information