Family School Community Resource Counselors assist students through working collaboratively with them, their parents/caregivers, school-based team members and professionals from other community support services, to set meaningful goals and create an Individualized Intervention Plan. The Plan may include providing education, developing specific strategies/skills, and arranging resources that will enable the student to experience increased success in school, at home and in the community.
Student success is monitored regularly and is based on the observable, measurable outcomes, established by the student’s support team. While the Family School Community Resource Counseling Program believes in the importance of collaboration, it also recognizes that at times, it may be in a student’s best interest, when age appropriate, to work individually with a student. Parents are also able to request support for their child and themselves without the involvement of other professionals. The Family School Community Resource Counseling Program is intended to be a short-term intervention. Referrals to other community agencies will be recommended when more intensive, long term, therapeutic support is required. The confidentiality of individuals involved in counseling services is protected under the Freedom of Information and Privacy (FOIP) Act.
The program focuses on a strength-based model that builds the capacity of the student and their parent(s)/caregiver(s).
Reasons for referral may include, but are not limited to the following: