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ERIC Number: ED461797
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Pages: 9
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Extending Program Resources: Meeting Necessity with Invention.
Fuston, Judith; Hargens, Mark
This document describes collaborative strategies used by one school guidance department that allow counselors to complete their designated work without extending their school day. One strategy involves pairing mentors with first-year counselors to help answer their questions. Another uses retired counselors as "substitutes" when regular counselors are out for an extended period. Computers are used to administer aptitude surveys and provide college and scholarship information. Working with teachers ensures that career information is provided for each curriculum. Collaboration is also encouraged with community groups such as Boy Scouts and AmeriCorps. Working with the Division of Family Services provided a means for hiring school social workers. Before- and after-school programs and cross-training have enhanced the guidance and counseling program. By knowing and partnering with community resources counselors are better able to meet their daily challenges. (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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