School counselors are here to support your family with any social, emotional, or academic need that arises. We provide individual and small group counseling, community referrals, crisis intervention, and many other services at PRMS. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns throughout the school year. We hope your family has a wonderful school year!
The Essential Role of Middle School Counselors
The Role of the School Counselor
PRMS Counselors have created a Counselor Canvas Page to support students academically, socially, and emotionally during our remote instructional delivery and have enrolled all students. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Conway, Mrs. Lefko, or Mr. Rainey
PRMS Counseling Canvas Page
Complete the attached form to request a meeting with the counselors.
Counselors Mission Statement
“Professional school counselors create nurturing relationships with students that enhance students’ academic achievement and personal success as globally productive citizens in the 21st Century. Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, professional school counselors promote academic success and personal success by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that encompasses areas of academic, career, and personal/social development for all students.”
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School counselors recognize their primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student but balance that obligation with an understanding of the family or guardians’ legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children’s lives (ASCA Code of Ethics).
The role of the school counselor in regards to confidentiality is:
- To support the students right to privacy and protect confidential information received from students, the family, guardian and staff members
- To explain the meaning and limits of confidentiality to students in developmentally appropriate terms
- To provide appropriate disclosure and informed consent regarding the counseling relationship and confidentiality
- To inform students and the family of the limits to confidentiality when: Student poses a danger to self or others, Court ordered disclosure, Consultation with other professionals in support of the student i.e. colleagues, supervisors, treatment teams, and other support personnel
- To keep personal notes separate from educational records and not disclose their contents except when privacy exceptions exist
- To seek guidance from supervisors and appropriate legal advice when their records are subpoenaed
- To assert their belief that information shared by students is “confidential” and should not be revealed without the student’s consent
- To adhere to all laws protecting student records, health information, and special services (i.e., HIPAA, FERPA, IDEA)