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Your district s comprehensive guidance program responsive services counseling referral process

[Your District’s] Comprehensive Guidance ProgramResponsive ServicesCounseling Referral Process

Presented By:

[Your Name Here]

[School]

[Date]

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Your district s comprehensive guidance program

Program Content

Strands, Big Ideas, Concepts, GLEs

Personal and Social Development

Academic Development

Career Development

Program Components

Toward School & Life Success for All Students

Guidance Curriculum

Individual Planning

Responsive Services

System Support

[Your District’s] Comprehensive Guidance Program

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Responsive services component help support for students

Responsive Services Component:Help/Support for Students

The focus of this presentation:

  • Procedures for helping/supporting students in order to remove barriers to academic achievement.

  • Consultation/Collaboration among those involved in student’s life.

  • Development/implementation of graduated interventions.

  • Referral Process for individual students.

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When a concern for a student arises

When a concern for a student arises…

Identify Area of Concern

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Potential issues areas of concern

Potential issues/areas of concern:

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Staff intervention strategies graduated intervention

Staff Intervention StrategiesGraduated Intervention

  • Crisis Situations (e.g. suicide, self-harm, abuse): Require immediate response; contact the Professional School Counselor ASAP.

  • Recurring, chronic challenging behaviors: PSC consults/collaborates with families/school staff to plan home/classroom intervention strategies prior to formal referral. Pre-referral strategies may include:

    • Parent/guardian contact: Home-based strategies

    • PSC/Student/Teacher conference: Classroom- based strategies

    • PSC/Student/Peer dialogue—peer support strategies

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Staff intervention strategies graduated intervention cont d

Staff Intervention Strategies: Graduated Intervention (Cont’d)

  • Classroom/Home/Peer Intervention strategies are implemented and monitored for effectiveness.

  • Effectiveness of strategies (student’s response) is measured to determine next steps (e.g., continue strategies, modify strategies, formal referral & PSC direct intervention with student).

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If more intensive intervention is required

If more intensive intervention is required…

A formal referral is made to Professional School Counselor

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A referral may be made by

Student (Self)

Peer

Teacher

Parent

School nurse

Administrator

Outside Agencies or Individuals

A referral may be made by…

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Completing the referral form

Completing the Referral Form

  • Area(s) of Concern

  • Pre-Referral Intervention Strategies and Student’s Response to Intervention

  • Reason for Referral

  • Student’s Strengths/Interests

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Completing the referral form cont d

Completing the Referral Form (cont’d)

Specific Observable Behaviors

  • After checking the concern(s), please list specific behaviors that describe the concern(s)

    • Frequency

    • Duration

    • Intensity

  • Base descriptions on observable, specific behaviors (fact rather than opinion).

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Completing the referral form cont d1

Completing the Referral Form (cont’d)

Parent/Guardian Contact

  • Teachers make contact with parents before making the formal counseling referral

  • Indicate the outcome of the parent/guardian contact

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Professional school counselor s role in the referral process

Professional School Counselor’s Role in the Referral Process

Parent/guardian support

Group counseling

Individual counseling

Mandated reporting (hotline)

School nurse referral

Referral to outside agency or individual

Special services referral

Referral to Administrator

Other

After a referral is made, the PSC, in collaboration with teachers and/or parents/guardians, develops an action plan that may include:

PSC follow-up with the referring person while maintaining student/family privacy & confidentiality

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Confidentiality

Confidentiality

  • Professional School Counselors are bound by the ASCA Ethical Standards regarding confidentiality

  • Information is to be kept confidential unless:

    • Disclosure is necessary to prevent clear and imminent danger OR

    • Legal requirements demand information to be revealed (Example: subpoena)

  • The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) dictates that any documented information becomes a part of a student’s cumulative record

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District policies

District Policies

  • [Insert here--any school board policies regarding referral procedures, confidentiality, mandated reporting, referral to an outside source, documentation, suicide, and legal & ethical issues here]

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When the referral is completed

When the referral is completed…

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Use of data

Use of Data

  • It is helpful for the Professional School Counselor to collect data regarding student behaviors

  • This is necessary to determine which interventions to use, and to assess the effectiveness of interventions used

  • Data may be collected from:

    • Any/all referral form(s)

    • Attendance, grades, discipline referrals, cumulative file, nurse visits

    • Specific observable behaviors (checklists, narratives, interviews)

  • Data may be used to develop a report to presented to stakeholders

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Questions

Questions?

Thank you for your time!

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