Hi all & welcome to the part of my blog that is dedicated towards information on developing, implementing and evaluating a comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP). Most of what I will be providing in upcoming posts will be based on the Wisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Model and the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model (3.0). As I finish the second year of my graduate program, and continue on to my internship experiences, I will be sharing what I am learning in the field, from my classmates, professors, and supervisors that pertain to comprehensive school counseling programs. I am currently completing my practicum at an elementary school, and will be moving to a new elementary school and a middle school during my first internship experience next fall (2014). With that being said, I will be exposed to several different school counseling programs. Likewise, in my graduate courses I am learning a significant amount of information in regards to school counseling program design, implementation and assessment. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have, and also, I welcome you to teach me or share any resources you may have in regards to approaching and maintaining an effective school counseling program.
Implementing Comprehensive School Counseling Programs in our schools is SO critical in order to meet the needs of ALL of our students, focus on and achieve school counseling program goals, and demonstrate effectiveness of interventions, curriculum and small groups. As an aspiring school counselor, I understand the importance and benefit in collarboarting and sharing ideas with other school counselors, parents, school staff, administrators and community members. My hope is that not only this aspect of my blog, but the entire website will create a community for exchanging ideas, thoughts, interventions, etc. Through this we can work together in our schools, homes and communities to advocate for student success, encourage positive social development in our youth and increase the mental health and wellness of our young people.
Stay tuned for more. 🙂