As a counselor, my first obligation is to the students. Information shared between a student and a counselor is confidential and will not be shared except under specified circumstances. The exception or conditions are listed below:
- If the counselor believes that your student is in danger, or that your student presents a danger to others
- If a judge orders the counselor to tell others If your student reports behavior in violation of school policy that your counselor is required to tell the school administration (identified in your student code of conduct handbook)
- If the counselor needs advice or feels that professional assistance can no longer be provided to you. Appropriate referrals will be made.
- If your student asks the counselor to tell someone else.