What you say in here stays in here UNLESS:
You threaten to hurt someone...
You plan to hurt yourself...
Someone has hurt you...
You have broken the law...
You give us permission to share with other trusted adults...
Confidentiality is extremely important to us. We will protect your privacy to the extent possible. The limitations of confidentiality do not apply in cases of possible abuse or harm to a child.
By law, a school counselor must report any case of abuse or neglect to the appropriate authorities. School counselors inform parents/guardians or appropriate authorities when a student’s condition indicates a clear and imminent danger to the student or others. This is done after careful deliberation and, where possible, consultation with other counseling professionals. The school counselor will attempt to minimize the threat to a student and may choose to:
1) inform the student of the reporting process
2) involve the student when sharing sensitive information with parents/guardians
3) allow the student to have input as to how the breach will be made and to whom we make notification
If you have any questions regarding confidentiality, please feel free to contact your grade level counselor.