School counselors are strategically positioned to help students in developing strategies to deal with educational, personal, and social challenges that may interfere with the educational process. To respond to the challenges of the DoDEA Strategic Plan, DoDEA is implementing a Competency-Based Counseling Program (CBCP) under the authority of DS 2946.1 in all schools. To meet the needs of all students today and tomorrow, the CBCP provides a balance of direct and indirect services and activities.
School Counselors provide personal and educational counseling for children, parents, and teachers. School orientation interviews are held with each new family enrolling children in the elementary school. Individual and small group counseling sessions are scheduled for children and adults. Certain competency-based guidance lessons are presented to all classes. Teachers, students, and the administration cover a variety of competencies in classes as determined appropriate. Crisis counseling is also provided.