After viewing the media piece, Blooming Park: Behavior Plan, choose one of the cases given and explore the case including the information gathered from all sources (student, teachers, parents, cumulative record, support services, community resource). Use the “Blooming Park: Behavior Plan Template” Word document provided. Consider any prior diagnosis or medications. Take into consideration the grade level of the student in providing appropriate developmental accommodations. School counselors do not diagnose but may direct parents in where to go for assistance. Explore any assessments needed for diagnosing to prepare behavior interventions, if needed, for each activity during the day. Take note of arriving and departing school, transitions from class to class, recess, lunch, and special area activities. Share how you will present (phone call, email, parent/teacher conference, meet individually, 504 or IEP meeting) this to the parents and teachers including the use of any referrals for community resources.
For this assignment you will:
Articulate the presenting problem by noting characteristics, risk factors, and warning signs of students at risk for mental health and behavioral disorders, using skills to critically examine the connections between social, familial, emotional, behavior problems, and academic achievement while considering biological, neurological, physiological, systemic, and environmental factors that affect human development, functioning, and behavior.
Create a developmentally relevant behavior plan with measurable outcomes for the school setting to provide classroom interventions to support the student academically.
Include in the behavior plan any necessary legal and ethical concerns specific to school counseling that are ethically and culturally relevant strategies for promoting resilience and optimum development and wellness across the lifespan.
Identify the multiple professional roles and functions of counselors across specialty areas and their relationships with human service and integrated behavioral health care systems, including inter-agency and inter-organizational collaboration and consultation with other professionals by naming possible community resources and referral sources, explaining strategies to promote student understanding of and access to a variety of community-based resources.
Explain a systems approach to conceptualizing the case exploring any assessments used for diagnostic and intervention planning purposes while utilizing essential interviewing, counseling, and case conceptualization skills.
Discuss common medications that affect learning, behavior, and mood in children and adolescents.
Remember to communicate in a manner that is scholarly and consistent with expectations of an effective professional school counselor adhering to APA formatting.