How school counselors assist students, parents and professionals

Grades K-4 Grades 5-8 Grades 9-12
Developmental Guidance Educational Growth Personal and Social Growth
  • family transition
  • crisis intervention
  • personal and social responsibility
  • communication skills

  • student orientation
  • study skills
  • test-taking skills
  • interpretation of test scores

  • conflict resolution skills
  • communication skills
  • decision-making skills
  • crisis intervention
  • referral services
  • student assistance program
Personal and Social Growth Personal and Social Growth Academic Growth
  • build self-esteem
  • resolve conflicts
  • respect self and others
  • choose a healthy life-style
  • develop problem solving skills
  • choose appropriate behavior patterns
  • social skills training
  • self-esteem
  • self-awareness
  • resolve conflicts
  • decision making and problem solving
  • crisis intervention
  • transitions
  • study skills
  • test-taking skills
  • transcript evaluation
  • four-year graduation plan
  • class selection
  • post-secondary school planning
Academic and Career Guidance Career Exploration Career Decision-Making
  • use effective study habits
  • create a successful school experience
  • explore the world of work
  • academic assessment
  • introductory study skills

  • career information
  • career interest assessments
  • education and vocational options


  • career information and planning
  • world of work options
  • employment, military, college, vocational, technical school, apprentice programs
  • career and personal assessments
  • financial aid information
Parental Support Parental Support Parental Support
  • consultation
  • parenting classes
  • parent-teacher conferences
  • referrals to outside agencies
  • information nights on testing results
  • advisory committees
  • consultation
  • parent/teacher conferences
  • referrals to outside agencies
  • information nights
  • advisory committees
  • information nights
  • newsletters
  • parent conferences
  • referrals to outside agencies
  • advisory committees
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