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What is a School Counselor?
A School Counselor is a support person that students can talk to when they are experiencing a difficult situation.  A child may need to speak individually with a counselor if he/she is angry, stressed, sad, etc.  School Counselors did not have magic wands and can not erase a student's problems, however, counselors assist in empowering and teaching students the skills to cope with these situations. 
 
  • What a student shares with a counselor is confidential unless he/she:
  • Gives permission for the information to be shared.
  • If the child reports abuse or neglect.
  • If the child shares that he/she is hurting or plans to hurt himself/herself.
  • If the child shares that he/she is or plans to hurt others.  
  • A court order mandates a breach in confidentiality.
 
Responsibilities of a School Counselor:
  • Individual Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Classroom Guidance
  • 504 Coordinator
  • Problem Solving Team (PST) Chair
  • Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) Chair
  • Cumulative Records
 
If you believe your student needs to speak with a counselor, please do not hesitate to contact us or complete the link below to complete the counselor referral form.
Candice Thurman (3-5) candicethurman@davidson.k12.nc.us
(336)475-1924
School Counselor Referral Form https://goo.gl/forms/6KBw6zqH8lvBC2bQ2