Counseling and Guidance
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What Are The Warning Signs Of Alcoholism?
There are various warning signs to help detect potential alcohol abuse. While many signs are recognizable, others may be more difficult to identify. Also, the severity of alcohol abuse may play a role in the warning signs a person exhibits. For example, some people try to cover their alcohol abuse by drinking in private and isolating themselves from others. This makes it challenging for family members or friends to intervene and help their loved one.
Mild alcohol abuse can be easily overlooked. However, what may appear as a minor issue can turn dangerous over time. These early warning signs should not be ignored. Seeking treatment sooner rather than later will allow you to get back to the things you enjoy most in life.
Access: Alcohol Rehab Guide
This is the national organization serving school counselors.
Access: American School Counselor Association
Outlines the components of a school counseling program that is integral to the school’s academic mission and is created to have a significant positive impact on student achievement, attendance and discipline.
Access: ASCA National Model: “The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School Counseling Programs”
EdTrust provides this 2-page brochure to start the conversation!
Access: Challenging the Myths - Rethinking the Role of School Counselors
The purpose of this site is to provide school counselors with the resources and support they need to run effective school counseling programs.
Access: Elementary School Counseling
Tool to support the administrator and the counselor through the evaluation process.
This website provides information on online colleges and universities, addressing affordability, access, and quality.
Access: Guide to Online Learning
They recently updated their Iowa College and University Guide for 2016. Check out the available scholarships as well.
This site provides certification and career information. Click here to find out more about the school counseling field in Iowa and other states across the nation.
School counselors are just one part — but an important part — of a system that ensures students have excellent educational experiences.
Access: School Counselors Matter
Detox Local - An excellent resource that features abundant information including mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.
Access: Substance Use Prevention in the BIPOC Community: Detox Local
Live Another Day believes in equal access to life-saving mental health and substance use resources. This website provides extensive information on the best resources available.
Access: Substance Use Prevention in the BIPOC Community - Live Another Day
For many youngsters, school and life in general present an endless list of demands and challenges.
From trauma and learning disabilities to bullying and course selection, life can be difficult for students. A school counselor is there to help.
The basic role of a school counselor is to support students in their psychological, academic, and social development (Heled & Davidovitch, 2020; Popov & Spasenovic, 2020).
Access: What Is School Counseling - 14 Roles and Goals of School Counselors