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School Counseling--Resources

This page contains a wide variety of resources to support school counselors.  Scroll down to explore the resources, or click on the links below to jump down in this page to a topic of choice:

General Counseling Resources
School Counseling Licensure
Advanced Placement and ACT
Career Resources and Individual Plans of Study
School Violence, Gangs, and Bullying Resources
Mental Health and Behavior Resources

NEW School Counseling Resources Information!

Resources listed below are available in this section for up to 12 months. If an item is no longer listed, please go to the related section (see links above) on this page.
 TitleCreated DateDescription
After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Schools7/18/2016This document was created by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention/Suicide Prevention Resource Center Workgroup. 2011.
Coping with the Sudden Death of a Student7/18/2016Phil Piechowski, M.S.W., Coordinator of Special Services and Supervisor of School Social Work Services
Jason Flatt Youth Suicide Awareness Act Senate Bill 3237/18/2016The legislature has passed and the Governor has signed SB 323, which is known as the Jason Flatt Youth Suicide Awareness Act.
Kansas Suicide Prevention Plan7/18/2016Revised 2014. Kansas Dept. for Aging and Disability Services
School Counselor's Role in Preventing Suicide7/18/2016ISCA and ISCAS Conference. Jeremy Brigham, Research Associate, Iowans for the Prevention of Gun Violence and Coordinator, Suicide Prevention Strategy Steering Committee. Oct. 20, 2003.
Suicidal Ideation Resources7/18/2016Listing of online resources. July 2006.
Suicide Postvention: Suggested Procedures During the Aftermath of a Student Suicide7/18/2016Ellie Martinez, M.A, Western Placer Unified, Lincoln, CA; and Stephen E. Brock, Ph.D, NCSP, California State University, Sacramento
Suicide Prevention Manual - Blue Valley USD7/18/2016Revised 03/12/15. Suicide Prevention Task Force. K-12. August 2011
Youth Suicide Warning Signs7/18/2016Source: www.youthsuicidewarnings.org

School Counseling and the New Vision for Kansas Education

 TitleCreated DateDescription
Kansans Can Talking Points12/29/2015This document is a snapshot of the highlights of the New Vision.
School Counseling and the "New Vision"12/29/2015A narrative of how school counseling and the New Vision align.
5 R's and the Comprehensive School Counseling Program12/29/2015A crosswalk of the Accreditation Model 5 R's and the Kansas Comprehensive School Counseling Program
Redesign Committee Presentation12/29/2015PowerPoint presentation about school counseling and the New Vision presented to the Redesign Committee.
Social-Emotional Character Development Presentation12/29/2015PowerPoint presentation about SECD and the New Vision.
2015 KS Whole Child Snapshot (ASCD)12/29/2015A snap shot of relevant "whole child" data collected by ASCD.

School Counseling General Resources

 TitleDescription
66th Annual Counseling Conference Registration BrochureThe 66th Annual Counseling Conference will be held Nov. 5, 2015 at Memorial Union, Emporia State University.The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Tammy Davis, Professor in the Counseling program at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. Registration form is include
ASCA Presentationppt
Kansas Center for Safe & Prepared Schools KSBE Presentation-Revisedpdf
Kansas Comprehensive School Counseling Progam Model Practicespdf
Kansas Comprehensive School Counseling Program Implementation GuideRevised 9/25/14. This guide will assist Kansas schools with implementing a comprehensive, data driven, evidenced based school counseling program.
Kansas Multi-Tiered System of Supportpdf
Kansas School Counseling Standard of Excellence Application FormKSDE and KSCA have partnered to offer the Kansas School Counseling Standard of Excellence Award to honor schools that implement the Comprehensive School Counseling Program.
Liability 101: How NOT to be (Successfully) Suedpdf
No Name Calling Activitiespdf
Practical Information on Crisis Planning Brochurepdf
Practical Information on Crisis Planning Manualpdf
School Counselors and the Common Corepdf
Why Counselorspdf

School Counseling Licensure

Mental Health and Behavior Resources and Links

 TitleCategoryDescription
Commercially Available Behavior ScreeningPDF 
Grief Information for CounselorsPDF 
Psychological First Aid for First RespondersPDF 
School Counseling and Mental HealthPDFThis graphic displays how school counseling and a mental health continuum model would look like in a tiered approach.
School Counseling and Safe SchoolsPDFThis graphic displays how school counseling and the safe schools model would look in a tiered approach.
School Counseling Pyramids of Interventions  
Screening Instruments at a Glance MOPBISPDF 
Students with Mental DisordersPDF 

School Counseling
Program Consultant

Kent Reed
(785) 296-8109
kreed@ksde.org

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-0979
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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