Whitney E. Houston Academy Comprehensive School Counseling Program
The comprehensive school-counseling program at
Whitney E. Houston Academy
is an integral component of the school's academic mission.
District Safety, Culture, & Climate Specialist
-Candi Roman (862) 233-7300 ext. 28360
Your School Counseling Program Staff:
-Zaquina Zackery, School Social Worker & Anti-Bullying Specialist 973-266-5880 ext. 57318
-Tanisha Lassiter, Professional School Counselor (PSC), 973-266-5880 ext. 57314
-Mylene Brown, CST Social Worker, 973-266-5880 ext.57317
SCHOOL COUNSELORS/SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKERS ARE SPECIALISTS
-School counselors/School Social Workers are child advocates who work cooperatively with the educational staff, parents, and community.
-School counselors/School Social Workers are educational specialists who have master’s degrees in the behavioral sciences.
-School counselors/School Social Worker assist students with their social, emotional, and educational development.
-School counselors/School Social Workers are human resource specialists who assist students, parents, and educational staff through counseling, consultation, and coordination.
THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR/SOCIAL WORKER WORKS WITH TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
-To facilitate referrals and evaluations.
-To provide consultation concerning student’s needs
-To facilitate parent conferences.
-To develop an educational plan to meet the personal, social, educational, and career needs of students.
-To work collaboratively with school psychologists, school nurses, social workers, the career educational coordinator, and the student support teams.
THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR/SOCIAL WORKER WORKS WITH PARENTS
-To encourage and support student achievement.
-To assist in the interpretation of assessment data.
-To provide family support.
-To design an appropriate educational and career plan for the student.
THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR/SOCIAL WORKER WORKS WITH STUDENTS
-To provide the needed support to develop positive self-concepts and the motivation necessary for learning.
-To develop all educational and career plan for each student which targets high school completion and the exploration of post-secondary opportunities.
-To provide individual and group planning and counseling.
GOALS OF SCHOOL COUNSELING
-To assist students with educational, personal, career, and goal planning.
-To develop personalized programs based on each student’s strengths and needs.
-To help students understand themselves and others.
-To assist students in identifying and dealing with problems.
-To facilitate the identification of students with special needs.
-To provide crisis intervention when necessary.
-To coordinate referrals to school and community support services.
-To serve as a resource to students, parents, teachers and administrators.
Some Reasons To Contact The School Counselor/School Social Worker
-Divorce, separation, and family changes.
-Drug and alcohol concerns.
-Educational and career planning.
-Experiencing loss, death, and grief.
-Peer relationship issues.
-Problem solving skills.
-School adjustment issues.
-Stress reduction and coping skills.
How Does A Student Meet With A School Counselor/School Social Worker
-Appointment made by the counselor/social worker
-Appointment made by the student.
-Parent, Teacher, Administrator referral.