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Crisis Lines

A crisis line is a service that provides free, confidential support and resources for people in emotional distress. The service is provided by a trained crisis counselor on the phone and in some cases by text and/or chat. You can call or text for help with someone you’re worried about or for yourself. In addition to the resources listed below, some states have their own crisis lines with phone, text, and/or chat services.

 

Local 24-Hour Suicide Crisis Line

Toll-free: 1-877-663-5433 (ONE LIFE)

Serving Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito Counties for over 50 years

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-TALK (8255) Chat service and other information: Go to www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

 

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 Other information: Go to www.crisistextline.org

 

Trevor Project

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13–24 Trevor Lifeline: Call 1-866-488-7386 TrevorText: Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200 TrevorChat and other information and resources: Go to www.trevorproject.org

Counselor Abbie Stevens

Welcome to SVMS Counselor Page!

Our School Counseling Program provides:
❖ Small/Large Group with students: Friendship, social skills, anxiety, goal setting, self-esteem, grief, divorce, etc.
❖ Individual work with students: short-term work to meet social,
emotional, and behavioral goals
❖ Crisis intervention: crisis prevention and safety planning
❖ Consultation with staff/parents: plan for student needs and
provide resources and education
❖ Referral assistance for services: mental health counseling, case
management, and crisis support

School Counseling FAQ

How does a student receive counseling at school?: Students may be referred to the school counselor for individual and/or small group counseling by their parents or guardians, school faculty, school staff, a concerned friend, or they may refer themselves. Once a referral is made the school counselor sets up a meeting with the referred student.

Who provides the counseling at school?: Counseling is provided by a state credentialed school counselor. The school counselor has a Master's degree with an emphasis in School Counseling. School counseling focuses on the academic development, personal/social development, and career development of students.

What will counseling for your child involve?: Counseling may include small group or individual sessions. During sessions, your child and the school counselor will work together to understand the problem, the present and future consequences, develop goals for change and a plan of action for change.

How is information shared?: Trust is the basis for effective counseling. The ethical guidelines of the American School Counselor Association emphasize the importance of confidentiality between school counselor and students at the same time recognizing the rights of parents. As parent or guardian, you must trust that the school counselor will "take good care of" one of your most prized possessions. Your child must know and trust that, what is shared with the counselor will stay with the counselor unless he or she gives permission to share information or if the counselor suspects the child is in danger of being hurt by other, hurting themselves, or hurting others.

ConfidentialityTrust and confidentiality work together. Counseling records do not become a part of the permanent record of the student. The requirements of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) are enforced - information will not be released to anyone outside our school without your written permission. The counselor may talk with the classroom teacher about how he or she can help your child in the classroom; however, specific information will not be shared.

Possible Outcomes: Through counseling, your child may be taught strategies to help him or her make more effective and healthier decisions, increase the ability to set and reach goals, building better relationships with others, and be more successful in school. We all must realize that changes take time; his or her problem did not develop overnight, nor will it disappear overnight. Counseling will be successful when students, school counselors, teachers, and family members work together.