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Middle School Guidance Department » Mrs. Emma Brown, Middle School Counselor

Mrs. Emma Brown, Middle School Counselor

Emma Brown
What is a Middle School Counselor?

Middle School Counselors are specialists in child growth and development who usually have a strong background in the behavioral sciences and human relations. They also possess knowledge of the elementary/middle school program which includes the curriculum, the learning process, and the school organization. All student support service workers address important needs, the school counselor focuses on the preventative aspects of guidance. The school counselor is primarily concerned with the application of developmental principles in the school through counseling, consultation, and coordination.

Goals of the Middle School Counselor
To help children understand themselves and others.
To prevent problems from developing.
To help identify children with special needs.
To provide crisis intervention when necessary.
To coordinate or facilitate conferences with parents, teachers, and administrators.
To help develop personalized programs, when applicable, based on each child'sā€™ strengths, weaknesses, and needs.
To provide career education activities.

Services provided by the Middle School Counselor
Instruct 6th and 8th-grade students in Career Exploration
Consulting with teachers, parents, administrators, and others.
Listening in an effort to resolve conflicts.
Helping parents to understand how to help their children.
Referring students to outside referral agencies when appropriate.
Consulting with other school professionals regarding curriculum decisions.
Explaining test results to help students and parents understand and use the information appropriately
Helping students learn responsibility by becoming aware of the consequences of their behavior.
Maintaining a good public relations program