Personal-Social Counseling and Wellness
The counseling department's goal is that students will feel comfortable approaching us about anything. We are trained in personal/social and crisis counseling, and it is our job to help stabilize students who encounter a difficult situation while at school. We hope students know we are always here to listen without forming judgment, and help students problem solve. Additionally, we have a plethora of community resources to provide to students and families should they feel it is appropriate to seek outside support.
Fairview provides tiers of support to help students overcome barriers to academic success. These include:
- Counseling staff / Prevention/Interventionist
- Response to Intervention (RTI) is an educational model promoting early identification for students who are struggling academically or behaviorally. RTI involves intervention tiers of increasingly intense levels of instruction for students based on student need.
- Freshman Seminar / Health/Teen Challenges / Yoga classes
- Cookies and Cram is an after-school opportunity each semester before finals to receive peer tutoring and last minute help. It is sponsored by Fairview's National Honor Society.
- Knight Crew
- Sources of Strength
- Peer Ambassadors
- Tools for Self-Discovery
Top Teen Issues
Below is a list of the top issues affecting Fairview students today:
- Stress and anxiety / Pressure to excel / Getting into college
- Drugs / Alcohol / Vaping
- Depression / Suicidal ideation / Self-harm
- Peer pressure
- Bullying / Teasing / Cyberbullying
- Self esteem / Body image / Eating disorders
- Physical or verbal abuse
- Internet / Gaming addiction
- Relationships / Sexting / Sexual harassment and assault
Steps to take if you are concerned about the welfare of a student
Local and Online Resources for Families
- Make an ANONYMOUS report through Safe2Tell.
- Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
- Boulder Psychological Services provides connections to a large directory of counselors, therapists, and psychologists in our region. Mostly for those with insurance. Pathways to Success are free presentations that BPS offers to serve individuals, families, and the general community. See website for ongoing schedule. Prior webinars and TV shows are also available on the BPS YouTube channel.
- Mental Health Partners is a comprehensive community mental health center that provides a broad range of programs and services to all age groups.
- Second Wind Fund provides services for children and youth at risk for suicide.
- Moving to End Sexual Assault MESA provides client services and prevention education programs to help survivors and their loved ones, and to work towards ensuring a world free of sexual assault.
- Boulder County Safehouse is a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth, and children.
- Healing Circles provides safe, empowering environments to help children, teens, and their families integrate grief into their lives at their own pace. Support is available throughout the year, open to the community, and beneficial at any point in the grief process.
- iTHRIVE is a program for 12- to 17-year-old teens who want to figure out why it is that drugs/alcohol are getting them into trouble.
- Boulder County Department of Human Services provides services in partnership with the community to enhance quality of life, support and protect our county’s diverse community of adults, children, families and elders, and promote economic independence and self-sufficiency.
- The Thrive Handbook looks across every grade level and highlights how students are exposed to varying levels of unhealthy and even high-risk behaviors that can threaten their educational and personal success. It highlights what to look for, parenting suggestions, local and national resources, and other timely information to help parents understand the many issues our kids face growing up.
- Hope Coalition of Boulder County supports depression awareness and suicide prevention in Boulder County through education and advocacy.
- Parent Engagement Network PEN is a grassroots, parent-led 501 (c)(3) non-profit that engages, educates, and empowers parents to promote the social, emotional and mental well-being of youth and families.
- For additional resources, Bvsd.org includes a non-endorsed list of services for K-12 students.