Title

Counseling and Educational Strategies for School Counselors Working with Students' Living in Poverty

First Presenter's Institution

Auburn University

Second Presenter's Institution

Auburn University

Third Presenter's Institution

Auburn University

Fourth Presenter's Institution

Auburn University

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Portside

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Family & Community

Relevance

This session focuses on educational and counseling strategies for School Counselors working in high poverty communities. This includes an emphasis on counseling strategies to promote educational outcomes, advocacy, and addressing the needs of students living in poverty.

Brief Program Description

This session focuses on educational and counseling strategies for School Counselors working in high poverty communities. This includes an emphasis on counseling strategies to promote educational outcomes, advocacy, and addressing the needs of students living in poverty. Specific interventions, resources and strategies will be provided. These interventions will include consideration of elementary, middle and high school students.

Summary

This session focuses on educational and counseling strategies for School Counselors working in high poverty communities. This includes an emphasis on counseling strategies to promote educational outcomes, advocacy, and addressing the needs of students living in poverty. The session will outline the critical educational, mental health, and personal issues for students living in poverty. This includes the economic and educational challenges in high poverty schools. Incorporated throughout the session is a discussion of addressing bias towards persons living in poverty within educational settings and among educational professionals.

The session will provide counseling strategies across elementary, middle and high school levels with specific consideration of advocacy, educational support and engagement of the community and families. This will incorporate the specific components of the ASCA (American School Counseling Association) model for School Counselors. Resources and program materials will be provided to assist School Counselors in implementing these strategies and Counselor Educators in training pre-service counselors and educators.

Evidence

This session is based on the work of the presenters which includes over 15 years of combined experience in school counseling, within high need educational and economic schools. The presenters also include counseling professionals with over 10 years of counseling experience in working with at-risk children and adolescents in community mental health settings.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Jamie Carney is a Distinguished Professor at Auburn University where she is the Director of Counselor Education Programs. She has multiple presentations and publications related to attitudes, practices and beliefs toward diverse populations including persons living in poverty.

Dr. Brandee Appling is an Assistant Professor at Auburn University where she is the Co-Coordinator of the School Counseling program. She also has 8 years of school counseling experience.

Dr. Malti Tuttle is an Assistant Professor at Auburn University where she is the Co-Coordinator of the School Counseling program. She also has 10 years of school counseling experience.

Simone May is currently completing her doctoral degree in Counselor Education at Auburn University. In addition, she has several years experience working with children and adolescents in Clinical Mental Health

Keyword Descriptors

Poverty, School Counseling, Counseling Practices, Counseling Outcomes

Presentation Year

2017

Start Date

3-8-2017 11:15 AM

End Date

3-8-2017 12:30 PM

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Mar 8th, 11:15 AM Mar 8th, 12:30 PM

Counseling and Educational Strategies for School Counselors Working with Students' Living in Poverty

Portside

This session focuses on educational and counseling strategies for School Counselors working in high poverty communities. This includes an emphasis on counseling strategies to promote educational outcomes, advocacy, and addressing the needs of students living in poverty. Specific interventions, resources and strategies will be provided. These interventions will include consideration of elementary, middle and high school students.