PERSONAL / SOCIAL
Douglas County School counselors work with students on an individual basis regarding personal/social issues. This brief counseling model is not meant to replace outside, private therapy. Students may make an appointment with their counselor to discuss individual concerns.
Support groups are offered atDouglasCountyHigh Schoolon an on-going basis. These groups, facilitated by grade level counselors and school psychologists, provide general support to students. These groups are intended to help alleviate stressors that may impact school success. See your counselor for more information.
Because some students feel more comfortable talking with a peer, Douglas County High School Peer Counselors are available each period in the counseling office to meet with students regarding personal and academic concerns. Peer counselors are carefully selected, supervised, and trained in the areas of confidentiality, conflict resolution, tutoring, and one-on-one support.
Peer counselors are juniors and seniors who have been selected in the spring of their sophomore or junior year. See your counselor if you are interested in applying to become a peer counselor.Click on the link to the left to learn more from the Peer Counselors themselves.
The Douglas County High School Mental Health Team consists of a full time school psychologist and a full time social worker who provide crisis intervention and support. The team is also available for consultation on many issues which may affect learning and school success. We consult regularly with general and special education teachers regarding students' access to learning.
The turbulent years of adolescence are sometimes difficult. During these times, theDouglasCountyHigh Schoolcounselors, school psychologist and social worker work with students and families to seek appropriate resources.
DouglasCountyHigh Schoolcounselors believe that drug and alcohol use and abuse interfere with academic success and pursuit of future goals. When these issues arise, counselors will intervene with appropriate assessments, feedback, and resources. Please see the link to the left for resources in the metro-Denver area.
Because professional school counselors work with many students with a wide variety of academic and personal/social needs,DouglasCountyHigh Schoolcounselors are available for brief support. Students who require a more intensive therapeutic intervention may need to access resources outside of the school environment. The Resource Guide and referral lists provided in the links to the left list many resources that are available in the community and are not an endorsement for any specific organization, facility, or service. It is the responsibility of the individual family to further research these assistance programs.
Note: The following links take you away from the DCHS web site. Although some of the destinations are non-commercial, they may contain links to commercial sites. Use the same parental and consumer caution you would at any web site.
APA Help Center– Change Your Mind About Mental Health
Connect with Kids(parenting skills)
Drug Facts(Office of National Drug Control Policy)
GLBT Colorado(Resources for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Questioning and Trangender Youth)
GLSEN:Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
Love & Logic Institute(parenting skills)
SAVE:Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Substance Abuse and Mental Health ServicesSecond Wind: Teen Suicide Prevention
Teen Growth(general health website)