Wingate Elementary - Counselors' Corner

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  • Welcome to the Wingate Elementary School Counselors' Webpage!
     
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    The School Counseling Program at Wingate addresses the personal, social, academic and career needs of our students. As school counselors, we teach character education lessons in classrooms, conduct small group counseling sessions, counsel students individually as needed, and provide consultation for parents and teachers. The school counselors work as advocates in the school to help all children reach their goals and have a happy, healthy, and successful school year!
     

    This year we will teach classroom lessons that focus on our monthly character traits.  In addition, we meet with individual students and address academic, social, emotional and career awareness needs.  If you would like for us to meet with your child for any reason, or have questions or concerns, we can be reached at (704) 296-0635.

     

    Please use the navigation bar on the left to learn more about the School Counseling Program.

     

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    Confidentiality Statement

    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)