GUIDANCE OFFICES

Director of Pupil Services and Instructional Technology
Joseph D'Amato
Phone: 716-686-5050
jdamato@depewschools.org

LINKS TO SITES:

High School Guidance
Middle School Guidance

SERVICES

Services provided by school counselors often fall into areas where the academic, social, personal, and developmental come together including:

-Career Exploration
-Parent Consultation
-Teacher Collaboration
-Crisis Intervention
-Conflict Resolution
-Student Orientations
-Health/Wellness Activities
-Drug/Alcohol Prevention
-Study Skills
-Course Selection
-Remedial Services
-Developmental Counseling Programs

Minimum Qualifications for Counselors

Master's Degree in Guidance & Counseling
State Certification
Certificate of Advanced Study

How We Stay Current

In-service Training Sessions
Workshops
Conventions & Conferences
Further Graduate Education
Regular inter-school Counselor Meetings
County, State and National Professional Association Meetings

DISTRICT COUNSELING PROGRAM

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU!

Mission Statement: Our mission as school counselors is to provide the opportunity for all students to develop educational, social, career and personal strengths, through counseling, consultation, coordination and collaboration within a developmental guidance and counseling program.

The Family Support Center is a Place for Families

The center is a safe, trusting and confidential environment where families can receive assistance in applying their own solutions to life's everyday challenges. The program is housed at Depew Middle School in Room 214. Referrals to the center are made by the school counselors after consultation or parent's needs. The program is supported and funded by the Depew Union Free School District. District staff provide counseling, family-based support, school-home coordination and referrals to various community agencies when appropriate for a family's needs.

Parents interested in using this service should phone the guidance ofSeparatorfice at their child's building.

Parent Resources

Emergency and Community Resources

Grief Resources

Guidance Master Plan