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Discussion Board Forum 2You are a high school counselor. Maria is a 12th grade student who has just moved to theU.S. from Spain because her parents passed away. She is living with her cousin, who iscurrently on free and reduced lunch. Your school has a very small Hispanic population, andyou have little experience with Hispanic students. Maria knows very little English, yet she isrequired to be a part of the mainstreamed classes because an “English as a SecondLanguage” class is not available. Maria is also pregnant. In fact, there has been a recentincrease in teenage pregnancy at your high school. Please cover all the points/questionsnoted below in your original posting.As Maria’s professional school counselor, how would you assist her with issues thathave personal, emotional, developmental, cultural, and spiritual/religious ramifications?Specifically identify strategies, programs, and practices that advocate for socialjustice and academic success for Maria.Identify how you would use collaboration and consultation to work with students,teachers, parents, and community agencies to reduce the recent increase in teenagepregnancy at your school.Briefly, compare and contrast the 3 models of consultation presented in the Erfordtext, and identify the model that you would apply to address the issue of teenage pregnancyin your school and why?What are the ethical and legal considerations in this case?Your thread is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Wednesday, and your reply is due by 11:59 p.m.(ET) on Sunday.Maria has had to move and learn a new language while trying to be successful at school withlittle support. The school counselor should spend time getting to know the Maria to aid inestablishing a caring, trusting and accepting environment (Kimbel & Schellenberg, 2013).Thecounselor should become aware of the Maria’s culture, beliefs, and background and participate incultural community activities to better know and meet Maria’s needs (Kimbel & Schellenberg,2013). It would be important to provide Maria with a safe place and ways to communicate herfeelings in regards to the loss of her parents, moving, speaking a different language, and herpregnancy.It may be necessary to connect Maria with a long term licensed counselor who canwork through these topics with Maria.In order to advocate for social justice, it is important to examine personal biases (Vernon &Schimmel, 2019). Once biases are identified, a plan of action to become more multiculturallycompetent can be developed (Vernon & Schimmel, 2019).To explore academic success, datathrough pre and post tests can aid in monitoring student progress, identifying students havingdifficulties or discipline problems, identify barriers to learning, understand factors affectingbehavior, identify equity and access issues, close achievement gaps, and improve services to

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Term
Fall
Professor
Tamika Hibbert
Tags
Teenage pregnancy, School counselor

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