As the school counselor it is my responsibility to know the school's suicide intervention plan. As the school counselor I am a mandated reporter and if a student has plans of hurting themselves or someone else it is my responsibility to intervene to try to try to promote safety.
• All threats should be taken seriously and I should act immediately. When it comes to a potential for suicide, you have to take all threats seriously and action should be taken the same day.
• The students parents should be contacted immediately when there is a concern for suicide.
• As the school counselor parents should be given parent resources to get help and get a commitment from the parent to get that help. Also emergency hotline numbers should be given to the student and I will try to get a commitment from them to not act.
• As the school counselor I need to know my state and health and safety laws.
• If a parent will not give a commitment to getting help then I need to know what I am permitted to do as far as turning it over to other agencies to act on the child's behalf.
• A student should never be left unattended if they are a serious suicide risk it is not appropriate for me to let them walk home from school or ride the bus home.
• The student should be monitored at school until their parents can get to the school. When the parent arrives, get a commitment from the parent to monitor them until they can get them to emergency help.
As the school counselor I will try to work with my students parents to promote their success. Parenting is the process of promoting and supporting, emotional, social and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. My role as the school counselor is to promote the academic, social, and career development so I will work with parents to ensure the best overall development of their children so that they are able to excel.Studies have shown...