How can my parents adopt my friend?
If your friend is having problems with her/his family, the best solution is to talk to their his/her parents, an older relative, a clergy person, or a school counselor. Options After High School for Youth with Disabilities
One of the most critical turning points in the lives of all young people is the transition from public school to the world of postsecondary education, employment, and life as an adult. Developing independence, exploring one's talents and interests, deciding upon a career path, and pursuing either... Tips for Teachers: When Talking Doesn't Help
While many children begin to heal by talking about their experiences and feelings following a disaster, talking for some children is not helpful. In some cultures, for example, talking openly is not comfortable, appropriate, or even "polite." Some children have been raised in families or situations... Suicide and Sudden Loss:
Suicide or sudden loss among student populations has become a major concern for school counselors, teachers, parents and helping professionals. Within the context of the school-as-community, the self-destructive potential of young people is a major contemporary crisis. Classmates, parents,...
Feds investigating former DCS director
A former Department of Child Services director is facing federal charges in connection with an investigation involving a school counselor who was accused of secretly videotaping boys in his shower. Feds Investigating Former New Castle DCS Director
INDIANAPOLIS ( RTV6 ) -- A former Department of Child Services director is facing federal charges in connection with an investigation involving a school counselor who was accused of secretly videotaping boys in his shower. WPHS Speech Team Lauded
Madison Elementary School guidance counselor Jessica Laslo is West Virginia's Elementary School Counselor of the Year for 2014, and she and members of the state champion Wheeling Park High School speech team were among those honored by the Ohio... Madison Elementary School Guidance Counselor Named 'Counselor of the Year'
An Ohio Valley educator has been named one of the best school guidance counselors in West Virginia. Madison Elementary School Guidance Counselor Jessica Laslo was recognized this week by the Ohio County
It's Never A Good Day When You Call the Police
February 24, 2013, 1:14 am
For the first time in nine years, I had to call the police for one of my children. Well, I take that back. There was that time my oldest son, fifteen at the time, stole fireworks and a lighter from the hardware store. In that case, the police referred me to the cop on his high school campus (who... No High School Diploma?
September 21, 2012, 1:04 pm
I've been crying so hard I had to quit wearing make-up for the last few days. My will-be-17-on-Monday son simply refuses to do his schoolwork. We saw the counselor, and I thought she had put us on the right track. She told my son, "I know you don't care about school." To be perfectly honest, he... The Older Sibling Effect
April 30, 2013, 7:39 pm
Getting custody of Alan, the little boy I'm hoping to adopt, became a real option for the first time earlier this year. Alan's mother was in crisis, and something was going to have to be done to ensure his well being.
I originally put myself forward as a kinship carer in the hope that we...