Following the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Standards for personal/social development, the DVS counseling program provides the foundation for personal and social growth as students progress through school and into adulthood. The DoDEA Virtual School Counseling Program assists students in acquiring an understanding of, and respect for, self and others. The program also helps students develop the skills necessary to become responsible citizens.
Through virtual conferences and virtual classroom guidance lessons utilizing online conferencing tools, students learn to understand the relationship among and the importance of respecting rules, laws, safety, and the protection of individual rights. Students also understand when and how to utilize peer, school, family, and community resources to resolve conflicts. Students learn how to apply problem-solving and decision-making skills in order to make safe and healthy choices.
The standards in the Personal/Social Development domain include: