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GMSD Counseling Consent Form


Student Support Services School counselors act on behalf of students by delivering activities that promote equity and access for all students while supporting student achievement. School counselors work with faculty/staff, parents/guardians, and community stakeholders in order to promote student achievement and systemic change. Student support services are delivered through the use of: Referrals: School referral sources may include academic support such as tutoring or personal/social support such as community agencies that treat mental health issues (e.g., suicidal ideation, violence, abuse, and depression). Consultation: School counselors consult with parents, teachers, other educators, and community agencies regarding strategies to assist students and families. Collaboration: School counselors collaborate with educators, parents/guardians, and community members to support student achievement. This can be accomplished through teaming/partnering with others, participation in school/district committees, and parent workshops.

What is considered a Crisis Response?

GMSD defines a crisis response according to the Tennessee Department of Education's Counseling Implementation Guide:
School counselors provide prevention, intervention, and follow-up services to students facing emergency situations. These situations include, but are not limited to, death of a loved one, illness, homelessness, abuse or neglect, suicidal ideation, and self-injury.