Howard Norman Elementary School

Counseling Services

Howard Norman Elementary Counseling Services
 
 THE BEST COUNSELING PROFESSIONALS ARE PROFOUNDLY COMMITTED TO CLIENTS, TO THE CLIENTS’ BEST INTERESTS, AND TO THEIR OWN PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE” -DOLLARHIDE & SAGINAK
 
Academic Counseling:
Students and their parents are encouraged to talk with a school counselor, teacher or principal to learn more about course offerings, graduation requirements, and early graduation procedures. Each spring, students in grades 5 through 11 will be provided information on anticipated course offerings for the next school year and other information that will help make the most academic and vocational opportunities.
 
Personal Counseling:
The school counselor is available to assist students with a wide range of personal concerns which effect the students academic, emotional, or social growth.  The counselor may also make available information about community resources to address these concerns. A student who wishes to meet with the counselor should make an appointment with the counselor.
 
Guidance Curriculum:
Helping students develop competency in essential life skills such as: self-confidence, motivation, decision-making, goal-setting, communication, interpersonal skills, cross-cultural skills, and responsible behavior. This is achieved through classroom lessons and units.
 
Responsive Services:
This includes group and individual counseling for students whose personal concerns or problems may disrupt their educational, emotional, social, or personal growth as well as consultations with teachers, parents, and administration.
 
Individual Planning:
Assisting students in managing their own educational, personal, and social development.
 
System Support:
Support teachers and parents by serving as a consultant and referral source when it comes to the promotion of student growth. Support also involves coordinating services for students.
 
 
 
 
 
Outside Counseling Resources
 
As a School Counselor, the realms of my learning and expertise is limited.  However here is a list of services that Hutto ISD recommends.
 
Agency Contact Information Call when....
STARRY
512-388-8290 Round Rock
1-800-440-9789 Crisis Hotline
Counseling program helps families at no charge; one on one and group counseling sessions; STARRY offers referrals to appropriate agencies and professionals. 
Bluebonnet Trails
512-759-3980 Hutto 
512-244-8212 Round Rock 
512-365-1600 Taylor
1-800-841-1255 Crisis Hotline
Family Health Center; primary care services and counseling services
 
Outpatient psychiatric and counseling services for adults and children for insured and uninsured students and families, CHIP and Medicaid accepted.
Cross Creek Hospital
512-215-3900 Austin
Student/family situation needs assessment; inpatient treatment center for children, adolescents, and adults who have behavioral concerns, depression, anxiety, and other disorders.
Mobile Outreach Team (MOT)
512-864-8277 Dispatch
512-943-3545 Office
1-800-841-1255 Crisis Hotline 
Assessment for admission to inpatient facility due to suicidal or/and homicidal thoughts, psychosis; a student may be in need of immediate medication; emergency healthcare is needed.
Suicide Hotline
512-472-HELP [4357]
1-800-SUICIDE [784-2433]
 
Texas Youth Hotline 
1-800-210-2278 Call
512-872-5777 Text
There is a need to discuss any problems.
 
  • I ran away from home. Where can I find help?
  • I want to leave home. Can I move out without my parents' permission?
  • What should I do if my child doesn't come home?
  • My child's friend needs a place to stay. Can they stay at my house?