Washington Framework for Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling

Indirect Student Services are means by which school counselors support student achievement by working with other professionals who serve our students.

Indirect Student Services are provided through:

  • Referrals- By directing students and parents to resources in the school or community, school counselors help students get the support they need to be successful.  School counselors refer students and families to agencies as diverse as mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, academic tutoring, employment training, educational alternatives and many, many more
  • Consultation- School counselors are often called upon to consult with other school staff or outside providers who serve students.  We often serve as advocates for our students in a variety of settings to support their academic, career, and personal success.  School counselors also consult with other professionals to receive valuable information on how to support our students’ success.
  • Collaboration-  School counselors work with teachers, administrators, support staff, parents, and community members to support student achievement. Working in a variety of roles, school counselors advocate for equity and access for all students through:
    • Teaming and Partnering with other professionals, parents and community in joint ventures such as resource sharing, presentations, or serving on advisory councils and committees.
    • School and District Committees- School counselors ensure that student advocacy remains a high priority by serving on school and district committees or advisory boards.
    • Parent and Staff Workshops- By facilitating or organizing formal presentations on student issues, school counselors share their unique knowledge with those who partner with us for student success.