Counseling and Support Services Available
The role of the Guidance Office staff is to be advocates of all students as we seek to meet their developmental needs. An important part of this process is counseling. Students may stop by the Guidance Office to seek support and guidance for a variety of issues. The counseling services provided at Christopher Dock include academic, personal, and career counseling. Students who seek personal counseling may do so on a short-term basis. Students identified as needing ongoing counseling are referred to outside counseling.
Student Support Team (SST)
Christopher Dock's SST program helps to identify high-risk students who are having school-related problems. It is also a method for identification, intervention, and referral of students who are believed to be at risk, emotionally or behaviorally. It is an intervention, not a disciplinary team or treatment program.
Through a systematic process, school personnel, parents, youth leaders etc. identify students who are having problems and refer them for help. The heart of the program is the Student Support Team, a core group of school personnel who are specially trained to work with at-risk students.
It is the Student Support Team's desire to foster wholeness and healing through this process. It is our prayer that the school, family and churches can work together to support, encourage and provide guidance to each child.
If you are concerned about your child or aware of other students who are struggling with some of these issues, please feel free to contact one of the members of the Student Support Team listed below. Please feel free to share anonymously with any member of the committee. We want to stress that the function of this team is not one of discipline, but of love and support for all our students. Please understand that the information you share with any team member will be held in the strictest of confidence.
The following people will be serving on the Student Support Team for the 2016-17 school year: Mrs. Bergey, Dr. Clemmer, Mr. Gehman, Faculty; John Stoltzfus, Campus Pastor; Mr. Kabakjian, 9th and 11th grade Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Hunsberger, 10th and 12th grade Guidance Counselor; and Mr. Wiens, Principal.
Guidance staff members meet with families to discuss a variety of school-related issues. These meetings may be initiated by either the school, family or church as a means of providing support for students and families. Please contact the Guidance Office if you wish to arrange a meeting.