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600 Elizabeth Place
South Daytona, FL 32119
(386) 322-6180

    Rebecca Wuamett                            
    322-6180 extension 33550 

    What Counselors Do 

    School counselors have many roles. Their primary goal is to encourage, support, and foster positive academic, career, social, and personal development in child and youth in schools.
    Below, we have listed specific responsibilities and roles of school counselors.

    1.  Individual counseling and advisement, e.g., Resolve conflicts, identity development, specific student concerns (cultural adjustment, learning a new language, social class, racism, substance use, grades, peer pressure, etc.); 
    2.  Consultation—working with administrators, teachers, and staff to meet student needs, e.g., Teach staff about various student issues (suicide and loss)  

    3.  Student appraisal—coordinating information that goes into confidential student files and interpreting the info to help qualify students for special programs;  

    4.  Parent help—meet individual and in groups with parents, provide resources and information on child development, 
    specific  topics, etc.;  

    5.  Referral—provide referrals to appropriate professionals in the schools and in the outside community;  

    6.  Program planning—coordinating work of various school personnel, parents, and other interested parties in   implementation of the school counseling program. Students in the USF School Counseling Program have developed programs in the following areas: 
    • Ethnic identity
    • Health education
    • Bullying
    • Retention and first generation college students
    • Sociodrama around peer relations.
    7.  Career development—developing and implementing career awareness as part of the school counseling curriculum; 
    8.  Change agent for the school atmosphere; 
    9.  Student advocate in meetings with teachers and staff;  

    10. Classroom observations on behaviors, relationships and providing feedback to teacher, students, parents, staff;  

    11. Public relations—explain importance of counseling with school staff, parents, teachers, students, community members; explain problems students may have. Relate to cultural stigmas;  

    12. Local research—student population characteristics (drug use on campus, etc.); 

    13. Screen students—interview new students, etc.; 
    14. Staff development—around particular issues. 

    Talking with kids About Drugs and Alcohol

    Talking with kids about Drugs and Alcohol.docxTalking with kids about Drugs and Alcohol 

    RAISING A DRUG FREE KID: Websites for Parents to Find Information on Talking To Your Kids About Drugs 

    Benchmarks - Information 

    School Counseling Benchmarks for Kindergarten.pdfElementary School Counseling Benchmarks for K-3 
    School Counseling Benchmarks for Fourth.pdfElementary School Counseling Benchmarks for 4th & 5th Grade
    Common Core State Standards Math by Grade Level-What your Child Needs to Know to Succeed 
    Crisis Response.pdfCrisis Response
    Tips for parents with school-age children coping with disasters 

    Parent info: Battling Bullies 


    Community Mental Health Resources 

    Managing Anxiety