Counselor Flexible Learning Proposal
We understand this may be a stressful time for our students and their families. In this new setting, the HMS Counseling team wants to make sure we continue to support students. Under the American School Counseling Association's virtual counseling guidelines, it is important that we communicate the expectations and limitations of providing virtual school counseling. School counselors have the responsibility to support all students in academic and social/emotional development that would still emulate school counseling that would take place in a face-to-face environment. Virtual school counseling is a way to reach a diverse student set, to help students meet their potential and have an impact on their learning in a way they may not receive in a traditional face-to-face school environment.
With that said, below you will find a list of the emails of our counseling staff, a list of community resources and guidelines for our new setting. Please feel free to reach out to your counselors as needed. Counselors will be checking their email at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
Guidance Team Emails:
**If you are someone you know is in immediate crisis, then please contact 911
**Please DO NOT direct message us on our counseling Instagram page**
Delaware County Crisis Intervention Resources:
Delaware County Crisis Connections Team - 855-889-7827 - (DCCCT) consists of services available to Delaware County residents who may be at risk for emotional crisis. The team provides assessment, intervention, and referral. This service is available 24/7.
Suicide Text Line - 741741 - Text the word “HOME” to this number to reach out to a Crisis Counselor 24/7
Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255 - The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Warm Line - 855-464-9342 - County wide peer warm line to provide support to individuals who aren’t in crisis, but struggle with emotional and mental health challenges. Peer specialists will listen and problem-solve with the caller, and offer direction to other crisis services if needed.
Safe2Say https://www.safe2saypa.org/tip/ Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. With the Safe2Say Something online referral or app, it’s easy and confidential to report safety concerns to help prevent violence and tragedies.