DoDEA Student Support Services
Student Support Services (SSS) is an integral part of the total education program. The Student Support Services Department includes DoDEA school nurses, school counselors, school psychologists and school social workers (located only in certain locations). The SSS staff members at each DoDEA school partner with parents, community, students and other educators to assist in creating an educational environment conductive of academic, personal, social and career growth of all students. Student Support Services staff members are extensively involved in implementing programs that support DoDEA Community Strategic Goal 1, to assist all students reach their maximum academic potential so they are prepared for continuous learning and productive citizenship.
Counseling is conducted with students and parents individually and in small groups when requested and determined appropriate. School counseling is short-term, voluntary and confidential. Parental permission is obtained prior to any extended individual or group counseling. Student Support Services staff may assess students at-risk without parent permission. Confidentiality of student and family information is a priority for Student Support Services Staff Members. Information will remain confidential unless there is a need to know such as the threat of danger to one's self or others.