School Counseling

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PVPA SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

PVPA’s School Counseling Department supports and guides all PVPA students in achieving academic success, career and college readiness, and social and emotional well-being.  In order to do this, the School Counseling Department offers a program tailored to each grade, including classroom lessons, individual or small group meetings, and other events and activities.  

We believe that all students have the right to be respected, to be treated with dignity, and to access a school counseling program which advocates for equity and the well-being of all students.  We are committed to working with all students in a way that affirms their identities and validates their experiences, and to collaborating with families, teachers, and other providers in support of students.

We work with all students in an equitable and inclusive manner, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, language, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion or creed, disability, socio-economic status, or housing status.  Furthermore, we seek to identify, understand, and eliminate barriers so that all students access the educational, extracurricular, career development, and social or emotional opportunities and supports they need in order to be happy, healthy, and productive community members now and in the future.  

CONTACT US

Dana Schwab (Class of 2021, 2023, and 2025)
dschwab@pvpa.org, x241

Kate Allen (Class of 2022, 2024, and 2026; School Counseling Department Leader)
kallen@pvpa.org, x243

Graphic explaining roles of school counselors and school adjustment counselor

CONFIDENTIALITY and SAFETY in a VIRTUAL SETTING

Our general school counseling confidentiality statement is below, however, we recognize that the safeguards and limitations of confidentiality may change in a virtual setting.

Link to English confidentiality statementEnlace de Internet - declaracion de confidencialidad

GENERAL CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

The information you (the student) talk about with your school counselor is confidential, unless you give your permission for us to share information OR in these situations:

  • we think or know that you have been harmed or neglected
  • we think or know that you are at risk to harm yourself
  • we think or know that you are at risk to harm others

In those cases, we are required to take action to keep you and others safe, including sharing information. When we do have to share information, we only share information about you with other adults (school faculty, parents/guardians, other providers or agencies) on a “need to know” basis. We will do our best to let you know who we need to talk to next.