Counseling During COVID Frequently Asked Questions
Comprehensive Resource Document for School Counselors
This extensive document provides a variety of resources and suggestions for activities in the areas of Academics, Career and College Exploration, SEL, Race Racism and Bias, Mindfulness, COVID 19, Executive Functioning, Crisis Planning and Parent Support. As always, if you have suggestions and/or resources, let us know and we will add to the existing document.
Should you feel as though you simply need a listening ear, a thought partner, or a problem solver, please know that we are here for you. To assist us in supporting you we have created a Q&A Form where counselors can privately ask questions and seek support. Click the link above and submit and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
FAQs: Virtual School Counseling Ethics
In March 2020, thousands of school counselors were suddenly thrust into online school counseling. Myriad questions followed as school counselors found themselves wrestling with the legal and ethical implications of moving from in-person school counseling to providing school counseling virtually. Even though online school counseling has been a part of our profession for decades, new issues have emerged as school counselors ramped up to support students whose world had shifted. Three major themes emerged: student confidentiality, appropriate technology and unrealistic demands.
RISCA will be updating this site with more resources to help support your students, families, teachers and yourself in the upcoming week. Please check back. Stay Safe and Stay Healthy. We are all in this together.