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providing services to assist with these barriers, school counselors will be able to promoteacademic success to all students. Advisory councils consist of stakeholders such as parents,school staff members, community members, and administrators. The curriculum involves theway school counselors deliver lessons and the action plan supports the outcome.Component #5: Ethical and LegalAccording to the ASCA Ethical Standards (2016) counselors have the legal and ethicalobligation to report issues of student suicidal ideation, suspected child abuse and neglect, andincidents of bullying and cyber bullying. Section A.9 states:a)counselors are to inform parents and guardians and/or appropriate authorities when astudent poses a serious and foreseeable risk of harm to self or others, b) use riskassessments with caution and if risk assessments are used by the school counselor, anintervention plan should be developed and in place prior to this practice, next ,c) donot release a student who is a danger to self or others until the student has proper andnecessary support, d)report to parents and guardians and/or appropriate authoritieswhen students disclose a perpetrated or a perceived threat to their physical or mentalwell-being. This threat may include, but is not limited to, physical abuse, sexualabuse, neglect, dating violence, bullying or sexual harassment (ASCA, 2016).According to Impero Education Pro (2018), 44, 965 Americans die by suicide each year.The 2015 Youth Risk Behaviors Survey states, “8.6 percent of youth in grades 9-12 reported thatthey had made at least one suicide attempt in the past 12 months. Approximately 2.8 percentreported making a suicide attempt that required treatment by a doctor or a nurse” (ImperoEducation Pro, 2018).If students are being bullied and/or cyber bullied, Section A.11 states:8
SCHOOL COUNSELING COLLABORATIVE MODELa)report to the administration all incidents of bullying, dating violence and sexualharassment as most fall under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 or otherfederal and state laws as being illegal and require administrator interventions, b)report suspected cases of child abuse and neglect to the proper authorities and takereasonable precautions to protect the privacy of the student for whom abuse orneglect is suspected when alerting the proper authorities, c) are knowledgeable aboutcurrent state laws and their school system’s procedures for reporting child abuse andneglect and methods to advocate for students’ physical and emotional safetyfollowing abuse/neglect reports, d) develop and maintain the expertise to recognizethe signs and indicators of abuse and neglect, and e) guide and assist students whohave experienced abuse and neglect by providing appropriate services (ASCA, 2016).

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Term
Fall
Professor
Tamika Hibbert
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School counselor

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