The students of Steamboat Springs School District,
through the comprehensive school-counseling program, acquire the
skills necessary to meet the challenges and high expectations in an
ever changing world. All students have access to rigorous
curriculum and high-quality opportunities to create meaningful
goals that support personal growth and ensure student success in
achieving their full potential. Our department is built on strong
relationships and strategic partnerships that encourage shared
respect and responsibility among students, parents, faculty, staff,
and the community for student success.
SSSD Counseling Department Mission Statement:
The mission of the SSSD Counseling Department is to
facilitate all students’ academic, personal/social, and career
development through the delivery of a comprehensive school
counseling program that is developmentally appropriate and
preventative in design. Steamboat Springs Counselors are highly
qualified professionals who advocate for the needs of students and
families within the community. We ensure that all students have the
opportunity to achieve and reach their personal goals in a positive
and safe learning environment.
Qualifications of a School Counselor in the State
A school counselor in the state of Colorado is required
to have at least a Master's degree in School Counseling and is
licensed by the Colorado Department of Education through
We recognize and abide by the American SchoolCounseling
Association's (ASCA) Ethical Standards for School
Counselors and the American Counseling
Association's (ACA) Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
National PTA National Parent Teacher Association provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child and the best tools to help their children be safe, healthy and successful in school and in life.
Parents Helping Parents This nonprofit, community-based, parent-directed family resource center provides lifetime guidance, supports and services to children with any special need, their families and the professionals who serve them.
Mothers in Charge The mission of Mothers in Charge is violence prevention, education and intervention for youth, young adults, families and community organizations.
Bullying and Victimization: What Parents Can Do To Help The goal of this program is to help people working with children and youth, to identify the most common forms of bullying and victimization, and to effectively work with children who are experiencing these conflicts and abuses.
Mean Girls Aren't Cool Informational site on female bullying, relational aggression, and cyberbullying.
PBS: Bullies Information for kids on what is bullying, who bullies, who is a target, and how to handle bullying.
Rosalind Wiseman's Website Includes information on Rosalind's books regarding relational aggression, and also her "owning up" curriculum.
The ABC's of School Bullying Tips for parents and teachers about bullying.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network An organization that is provides resources and information to ensure safe and effective schools for all students.
The Ophelia Project The Ophelia Project is dedicated to creating a culture that is emotionally, physically, and socially safe, where girls are respected and nurtured. Through awareness, education, and advocacy, The Ophelia Project promotes positive change in families, schools, and communities.
OnGuard Online OnGuardOnline.gov provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.
Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide for Family and Friends This Web site provides a one-stop comprehensive resource on bulimia nervosa for anyone who wants to understand the disorder and how to support a family member or friend with bulimia nervosa. This information was developed in response to questions and concerns voiced by patients and families affected by bulimia nervosa and clinicians treating bulimia nervosa.
National Eating Disorders Association The National Eating Disorders Association is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to the elimination of eating disorders and body dissatisfaction. The association has prevention programs for a wide range of audiences, educational materials and a toll-free eating disorders information and referral line.
Love and Logic Love and Logic products provide parents and teachers with easy-to-use, practical techniques that help adults achieve respectful and healthy relationships with children. They teach the Love and Logic approach to raising children that puts teachers and parents in control, teaches children to be responsible and prepares them for the real world.
Parents. The Anti-Drug This site provides information for parents and educators about drugs, drug-prevention resources, and includes activities for the classroom.
Think Before You Post: Online Sexual Exploitation Sponsored by the US Department of Justice and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, the Online Sexual Exploitation PSA campaign is to make teen girls aware of the potential dangers of sharing and posting personal information online and of communicating with unfamiliar people to help reduce their risk of sexual victimization and abduction. www.cybertipline.com provides tips on how to prevent, detect, and report suspicious online behavior.
Your Child's Career We have filled this site with facts, insights, stories, quizzes, and activities you can do with your kids, as well as links to many other helpful sites.