The White River Valley Supervisory Union believes that every student has the capacity to succeed, both academically and socially. Towards this goal we offer a Student Assistance Program. The program is offered to help students in a variety of ways. Research has shown that students who have access to a Student Assistance Counselor often improve academically and behaviorally.
The Student Assistance Counselor at Stockbridge, Rochester and Bethel Schools:
- Facilitates alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention education and awareness.
- Meets with individuals, small groups and whole classrooms.
- Helps work on protective factors that reduce substance use.
- Works with students to improve self-esteem, social skills, self-regulation, anger management and coping strategies for social well-being and academic success.
- Talks students through difficult or disciplinary incidents in a friendly and supportive manner.
- Collaborates with school staff to support student needs.
- Works with new students to help them with their transition.
- Provides supportive counseling to students.
- Screens for and explores substance abuse issues if present.
- Refers students for further supportive services as needed.
If you would like to refer your son or daughter to see the Student Assistance Counselor please contact your school nurse or guidance counselor or:
Amelia P. Lincoln, M.Ed., SAP
273 Pleasant Street, Bethel, VT 05032
Mondays/Thursdays and Tuesday afternoons – Bethel/Whitcomb School
Tuesday Mornings – Stockbridge School
Wednesday/Friday – Rochester School