Welcome to the Curtis Middle School Counselors Website!Counselor for students in alpha range, A-G972-727-0340 ext 243131email: email@example.comCounselor for students in alpha range, H-O972-727-0340 ext 243320email: firstname.lastname@example.orgCounselor for students in alpha range, P-Z972-727-0340 ext 243134
Derrick Sledge MS, LCDC, LPC-SMiddle School Support Counselor972-727-0340 ext 243133email: email@example.com
The mission of Curtis Middle School’s Counseling Program is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic, career and personal/social development of all students. In partnership with educators, families and the community, Curtis Middle School’s counseling program facilitates the support system to ensure all Curtis students have access to and are prepared with the knowledge and skills to realize their full potential.
While it is important that a student's conversations with a school counselor be kept confidential, confidentiality does have its limitations. According to the American School Counselor Association's Ethical Standards for School Counselors, counselors must "keep information confidential unless legal requirements demand that confidential information be revealed or a breach is required to prevent serious and foreseeable harm to the student."(American School Counselor Association [ASCA], 2010).
The most frequent type of breaches include a student verbalizing the following:
- Verbal, Physical or Sexual Abuse
- A desire to harm him/herself
- A desire to harm someone else
- An unreported sexual assault
American School Counselor Association. Ethical Standards for School Counselors. American School Counselor Association, n.d.Web. 19 March 2013 <http://www.counselors.k12.sd.us/ethics.html>