Teacher Assistance Network
Safe and Drug-Free Schools
STANding Up For Students
STAN Counselor Phone: 356-0845
What is STAN?
STAN, an acronym for Student Teacher Assistance Network, is a
school-based program of identification, referral, and support for students who
may be exhibiting problems that interfere with success in
school. The goal of STAN is to provide a professional,
confidential, and helping response to students and their
STAN is designed to
help students develop life skills to meet the complex challenges
that may arise at school, at home or in the community. STAN deals with general wellness and prevention of or intervention in
the concerns of today's teens.
issues may include:
- healthy choices
- communication skills
- conflict resolution/meidation
- loss and grief
- prejudice reduction/bias awareness
- eating disorders
- anger management
- delinquent behavior
- alcohol, tobacco, or other drug use
Each year, STAN counselors help students deal with a variety of issues. Teh most prevalent problems reported are defined as Personal, Mental Health, Conflict,and Loss/Grief. Students may request STAN services for themselves or may be referred by a parent, teacher, coach, counselor, school nurse, administrator, fellow student, or anyone else concerned with the well-being of the student.
The STAN Counselor is a Master
level professional who follows accepted counseling practices.
Confidentiality is essential in providing the individual with an
environment in which it is safe to explore feelings and make
decisions. Legal and ethical standards of confidentiality require
the STAN counselor to report appropriately or refer cases of
abuse, infractions of the Code of Conduct, criminal activity, students
who are a danger to self or others.
|How can STAN help?
- Responsive Counseling
If you have a problem, the STAN counselor can listen, give
support, and assist in finding a solution. If a friend has a
problem, refer them to STAN for counseling. All STAN matters are handled confidentially.
- Support Groups
You can discover new ways to handle issues by participating in a
group that will provide support and friendship in a trusting
- Peer Mediation
If you experience a conflict with another student, request peer
remediation. this is a process in which two trained student
mediators guide you and the other person involved in the conflict to
a peaceful solution. Mediation is also confidential.
- Classroom Presentations
The STAN counselor may come to one of your classes to talk
about alcohol, tobacco, drug prevention or intervention, eating
disorders, victimization prevention, or other topics.
- Resource Information
If you would like the information on depression or drug dependency,
or ANY other matter of concern, STAN can provide informative
brochures and counseling assistance. If the problem is beyond
the scope of the STAN program, the STAN counselor can
provide community resource lists for services such as drug
rehabilitation, counseling, and prenatal care.
The STAN Advisory Council
The campus advisory council for STAN
program includes dedicated and caring campus staff, parents, and
community representatives. This advisory group acts as an additional
support network for students and contributes to the overall Safe and
Drug-Free Schools program.
For more information contact
Download a printable STAN Brochure (Adobe Acrobat)