Dear VSSA Families,
I want to start by welcoming you to another great year at VSSA!
As the counselors at VSSA, we will maintain confidentiality for students whenever possible. Limits to confidentiality include mandated reporting laws, which require counselors to report known or suspected child/elder abuse or neglect. Counselors are required to take appropriate action if students engage in behavior that presents clear and imminent danger to themselves or others which may include homicidally, suicidality, self-harm, and at times substance abuse or risky sexual behavior. If students work with our Hope Center’s school-based therapist Kate Volatile for more than one or two sessions, and are 12 and younger, a consent form must be signed by both student and parents to ensure there is an understanding of further services.Both individual and group work may be utilized for your student at VSSA. Parents will be informed if any safety concerns are identified or if additional support is recommended, while following limits of confidentiality. If you do not want your child to participate in counseling services, please fill out the Counseling Opt-Out Form Opt-Out Form
If you believe your child is in need of specific support by the counseling department or you have concerns about your student, please utilize the referral form located on the school website and the Yeti Times.
We look forward to serving the needs of your child in the 2023-2024 school year.
Charlene Whitney, MA, LPC
Kate Volatile, MA, LPCC