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a student, discussion of limited confidentiality will be explained. Breaking confidentiality in the result of harm being cause by bullying or harassment can result in broken relationship between the counselor and student as well. Also, as a mandated reporter, If I fail to report suspected child abuse, I can lose my professional counselor certification or license, terminated from work, or be charged with a misdemeanor that is punishable for up to 6 months in jail or fine of $1,000, or both. Component #6 Multicultural 1. The collaborative model for school counselors uses individual, group, family, and community strategies and multicultural competencies to advocate for diverse populations. To advocate for diverse populations school counselors should have knowledge of cultures in the school and student's cultural, social, and economic background that affects their academic success (ASCA, 2019). Promoting diversity in the school and community will promote cultural appreciation in promoting an inclusive environment. Counselors must advocate in implementing school-wide programs focusing on peer interaction, interconnectedness, and multicultural differences (Kimbel & Schellenberg, 2013). Partnering with the community and developing a relationship to learn about different cultures in the school can aid school counselors in advocating for students. 2. As counselors, we can address issues of conflict, bias, prejudice, oppression, and discrimination through a collaborative model. If a counselor is unwilling to understand their diverse area, they could be causing harm to the child by not recognizing foundational characteristics of their problems (Kimbel & Schellenberg, 2013). Students feel safe and are better able to learn when the issues of diversity are handled with sensitivity. The first thing that we must consider is understanding cultural diversity must come with a willingness to understand our own misconceptions and biases, beliefs, and practices (Vernon & Schimmel, 2019). According to Kimbel & Schellenberg, “Professional school counselors can integrate spirituality/religion into classroom instruction and group activities in a manner that is sensitive to the prevailing community values yet open to all student’s belief systems (2013).” With valuing diversity, we accept and respect differences. We must understand that people come from different cultural background, values, and tradition and the choices that we make as individuals can be affected by culture. Three practical tips to promote an inclusive environment and encourage diversity in the classroom is by promoting a positive classroom climate. Creating a welcoming atmosphere for students, no matter their cultural background or education can promote a positive climate on the student’s engagement and learning. Also, encouraging students’ interactions. Providing opportunities for students to connect with each other on an academic and social level provides them with a comfort zone. Lastly, embracing students’ diversity. We must value and embrace diversity in the classroom, because failing to do so can have a negative impact on students’ development and cause retention. Discovering the correct and appropriate methods and

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