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Comprehensive Guidance Program


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Missouri Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling

Program Components

Guidance and Counseling Curriculum

 

Provides guidance and counseling content in a systematic way to all

students K-12

 

Purpose

Student awareness, skill development, and application of skills needed in everyday life

 

Areas and Activities

Addressed

Academic Development

·    Study Skills

·    Developing Personal Plans of Study

·    Pre-employment Skills

·    Job Preparation

·    Post-Secondary Decision Making

 

Career Development

·    Career Awareness

·    Career Exploration

 

Personal/Social Development

·    Self-Concept

·    Conflict Resolution

·    Personal Responsibilities

·    Peer Friendship

·    Decision-Making Skills

·    Substance Abuse Prevention Program

·    Cross-Cultural Understandings

 

School Counselor’s Role

·    Structured Groups

·    Classroom Presentations

 

Individual

Student Planning

 

Assists students in planning, monitoring, and managing their academic, career, and personal/social and development

 

Purpose

Development and use of Personal Plans of Study

 

Topics Addressed

·    Course Selection

·    Transitioning:

- Grade to Grade

- School to School

- School to Career

·    Multiple-Year Planning

·    Financial Aid

·    Knowledge of Career Opportunities

·    Career Awareness

·    Interest Inventories

·    Career Shadowing

·    Work Habits

·    Setting Personal Goals

·    Decision-Making Skills

 

School Counselor’s Role

·    Appraisal

·    Education and Career Planning

·    Transitions

Responsive

Services

 

Addresses the immediate needs and concerns of students

 

Purpose

Prevention, intervention

 

Topics Addressed

·   Academic Concerns

·   School-related Concerns

- Tardiness

- Absences and Truancy

- Misbehavior

- School-Avoidance

- Dropout Prevention

·   Relationship Concerns

·   Physical/Sexual/

·   Emotional Abuse

·   Grief/Loss/Death

·   Substance Abuse

·   Family Issues

·   Sexuality Issues

·   Coping with Stress

 

School Counselor’s Role

·   Individual Counseling

·   Small-Group Counseling

·   Consultation

·   Referral

 

 

 

System

Support

 

Includes program, staff, and school support activities and services

 

Purpose

Program delivery and support

 

Topics Addressed

·   Guidance and Counseling Program, Development and Management

·   Parent/Guardian Education

·   Teacher/Administrator Consultation

·   School Improvement Planning

·   Counselor Professional Development

·   Research and Publishing

·   Community Outreach

·   Public Relations

·   Fair-Share Responsibilities

- Bus Duty

- Playground Duty

- Class/Club Sponsorship

- Taking Tickets at Sporting Events

 

School Counselor’s Role

·   Program Management

·   Fair-Share Responsibilities

·   Professional Development

·   Staff and Community Relations

·   Consultation

·   Committee Participation

·   Community Outreach

·   Evaluation