The Addams Counseling Department will provide a safe and nurturing environment that encourages all students to reach their full potential and be responsible and productive lifelong learners. Students will demonstrate social skills that create positive and supportive relationships. Addams staff and students will create a positive learning environment for all students.
Counselor seeks to develop a caring relationship with each student. This relationships helps to promote a spirit of encouragement, understanding, acceptance and trust. A student can request to see the counselor through their teacher or directly through the counselor.
In order to understand each student it is helpful to understand his/her family. Communication from home can foster a mutually helpful and supportive climate for each student. Parents are encouraged to communicate with the counselor.
The counselor will work closely with the teachers and will provide a referral form for any support they may feel would enhance a student socially and emotionally. Without violating confidentiality, the counselor will serve as the student’s advocate to help enhance the learning process and student-teacher and student-student relationships.