A mental health professionals from Howard Center is available in the Direction Center by appointment.
House Counselors are available by phone, email, or appointment. Appointments may be made directly with the House Counselor or through Garrath Higgins, the Direction Center's Administrative Assistant. School counselors assist students with personal and social issues, academic planning and scheduling, testing, future planning, and anything else that the student needs to discuss.
Health Care Professional
A qualified school nurse is on campus at all times during the school day.
Student Assistance Program Counselor (SAP)
The SAP Counselor is available by phone, email, or appointment. Appointments can be made directly with the SAP Counselor, Tim Trevithick, or through Garrath Higgins, the Direction Center's Administrative Assistant. An SAP Counselor meets and provides support for individual and groups of students.
Resources about Cyberbullying
Cyberbullying is too often misunderstood. Parents, teachers, and students must constantly stay vigilant and help one another to understand what it is, the pain it causes, and what to do about it. Below are just a few resources. If you need more information, contact your house counselor.
This article in Time magazine talks about Emily Bazelton's book: Sticks and Stones. She stresses how the "digital age" has made it significantly more challenging for kids to "escape their tormentors" than when she was bullied as a child. She covers the struggle parents encounter when trying to deal with cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying Research Center
This website has resources for students, parents, and educators about strategies for addressing cyberbullying.
As part of this site, there are some video clips which are real-life stories about teens who have experienced some type of cyberbullying. I looked at one called 'Photo Fate' and it was a realistic scenario about what might happen if a female student chose to send a provocative photo of herself to a male student and the consequences.
Direction Center website designed by Mary Anne Gatos and Patti Tomashot