The Safe and Drug Free Schools web page offers additional links to educators referring to school climate, bullying prevention, and child abuse prevention resources.
Second Step Statement of Need Resources
The Office of Prevention and Family Support, at the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, our office is releasing a Second Step Statement of Need (SoN) for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year. Please download the Statement of Need (SoN) documents below or visit http://dfcs.dhs.georgia.gov/future-funding-opportunities to view the SoN and attachments. This SoN is for any public or private school in Georgia, Pre-K through 8th grade. This year we have added a Child Protection Unit requirement for grades Pre-K through 5th. We have made it clear in our SoN that Second Step complements PBIS and is not a replacement.
Career Development for High School Students
Career Development is a lifelong process that often begins in childhood. To help students become College and Career Ready, a goal for school counselors should be to give students current available options so that they can maximize their choices for high school and beyond. Annually students need to complete career searches so that they can evaluate current interests and aptitudes, work values and be able to understand themselves more clearly. Parents need to be informed as well so that they understand what schools are doing to better prepare their children for a career after high school graduation. This parental support is essential so that they can assist their child through discussions about careers and choosing paths for their future.
Useful Links for Students
Useful Links for School Counselors
Postsecondary Information for Students and Counselors to Review
The following activities were developed as part of a counselor-supported Teachers-As-Advisor Program for grades 6-12. However, if your local school is not taking advantage of these activities in a TAA program, these resources can be utilized by the local school in another delivery system.