At VVM we have Student counselors to ensure that the students are prepared to become the next generation of workers, leaders, and citizens. Each and every student needs support, guidance, and opportunities at the time of rapid growth and change. Each student face unique and diverse challenges, both personally and developmentally, that impact academic achievement.
The world of work as students begin starts themselves separated from parents and exploring and defining their independence. During these adolescent years, students are evaluating their strengths, skills and ability to decide themselves. They need a right guidance in making concrete and compounded decisions as they deal with academic pressures, the challenges of examinations, etc.,
School counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today's diverse student population. They provide proactive help for the students to achieve success in school and in their life. The school counselors work with the school's mission to support the academic achievement of all students.
Academic Counseling: This includes using data and collaboration with teachers to help students define and develop educational plans and advising students on school programs and academic curriculum making them understand the value of education.
Personal Counseling: This includes stress management, conflict resolution, crisis intervention, grief counseling or any other direct services designed to meet students' immediate needs and concerns.
At VVM we provide individual counseling, small group counseling, classroom guidance curriculum, responsive services, and system support. In general we help students with:
- Academic support
- Anger management
- Family separation
- Goal setting and decision-making
- Grief and loss
- New student orientation
- Organization and study skills
- Peer relationships and effective social skills
- Behavior problems at school
- Career awareness, exploration and planning
- Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
School counselors offer individual counseling to help students resolve personal or interpersonal problems. They may also offer small group counseling to help students enhance listening and social skills, learn to empathize with others, and find social support through healthy peer relationships.
School counselors also provide support to school staff by assisting with classroom management techniques and the development of programs to improve mental health. School counselors may also intervene in a disrupted learning environment.