Wisconsin School Counselor Association, Inc.
The mission of WSCA is to advance the profession of school counseling in preschool through post-secondary in order to maximize the academic performance, career planning, and personal/social growth of every student.
Hello Elementary Counselors! We hope you’re off to a great school year. Our position is unique because it includes so much more of the classroom dimension, as well as conducting groups, counseling individuals, conducting administrative tasks, and being a leader in our buildings and profession. The task of aligning our lesson and unit plans to academic, personal and social/emotional standards plus teaching great lessons that impact students is a challenge. We want to support you in it. The WSCA link is a great way to bounce around problems and solutions. We hope to continue to include materials and resources on this page that will be useful in your school counseling program. We also invite you to email or call with any questions you have in regard to starting your own counseling program, how to promote your role as a counselor, or with ideas of how WSCA can be on the cutting edge of assisting you and other counselors throughout the State be more effective. Keep up the wonderful work you do!
Elementary School Counselor Role
School counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population. As school counselors, our primary goals are to enhance student achievement, and we do this in a variety of ways inside and outside of the classroom. School counseling services and our roles are determined by the educational, career, and personal/social developmental needs of our students.
The following services may be provided to all students:
School Counseling Web Resources
CURRICULUM AND COUNSELING
Monthly Themes for Enhancing Student and Learning Supports at School: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/schoolsupport.htm
School Counseling Resources at WisconsinSCENE: http://schoolcounselor.groupsite.com/group/wisconsin
Books/Stories Online: http://storylineonline.net/
School counselor ideas and printables: http://pinterest.com/search/?q=school+counselor
Smart Board Social Skills: http://exchange.smarttech.com/#tab=0
CESA 8 School Counselor Standards and Benchmarks- Lessons : http://cesa8counselorstandard.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=130
Guidance Curriculum West Virginia Department of Education: http://wvde.state.wv.us/counselors/guidance-curriculum.html
Interactive Books Online: http://wedolisten.org/
Social Skills, Pragmatics and social stories: http://speakingofspeech.com/
Promoting the Social Emotional Development and School Readiness of Young Children Birth to Age 5 : http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/
PBIS Cool Tools Listed by Behaviors: http://pbisworld.com/
Wisconsin PBIS Network: http://www.wisconsinpbisnetwork.org/
PBIS Ideas and Printables: http://pinterest.com/search/?q=pbis
Intervention Central: http://interventioncentral.org/
Trauma-Sensitive Schools: http://sspw.dpi.wi.gov/sspw_mhtrauma
Seclusion and Restraint Law: http://sped.dpi.wi.gov/files/sped/ppt/newldrshp12-secrest.ppt
Ethical Standards: http://www.schoolcounselor.org/files/EthicalStandards2010.pdf
Make your plans to attend the 2014 WSCA Annual Conference to be held February 18-20, 2014 at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison WI
WSCA CONFERENCE FORMS
WSCA SCHOLARSHIP FORMS
Professional Recognition Application = Deadline Dec 1