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
- Response to Intervention (RTI)
- Freshman Seminar/Health/Teen Challenges/Yoga classes
- Mindfulness Lunches/Cookies and Cram
- 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
- Depression/Suicidal ideation/Self-harm
- Peer pressure
- 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
- 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.
- Make an ANONYMOUS report through Safe2Tell.
- For additional resources, Bvsd.org includes a non-endorsed list of services for K-12 students.