Individual planning includes assisting students in evaluating interests, abilities, and skills. It also includes working with students to set goals based on academic, career and social/emotional needs.
The system support component is implemented through activities such as program management, fair-share responsibilities, professional development, staff and community relations, consultation, committee participation, community outreach, and evaluation.
Preventative and Responsive Services
Responsive services are activities designed to meet students’ immediate needs and concerns. This may include counseling in individual or small-group settings, crisis response and referrals for community mental health resources.
Development, Management, and Accountability
Data is utilized to develop and inform the school counseling program. Furthermore, accountability involves examining the school counselor's competency, the variety of services provided by the school counselor and the evaluation of the program as a whole, through the means of various evaluations including needs assessments, testing data, outcome research, formative evaluation, outcome evaluation, etc.; and answers the question, "How are students different as a result of the school counseling program?"