• The social and emotional wellness of students is essential for learning. Guidance counselors and social workers are trained and experienced to guide and support students in a variety of areas. They can also connect families to the appropriate services and resources for issues beyond the scope of in-school assistance.

  • Guidance Services Request Form
    Need some support? Students can use the link below to request an appointment with a guidance counselor or social worker.
    Families can also connect with counselors and social workers using the LTHS Guidance Staff Directory.
    Crisis Text Line
    Who is it for? The Crisis Text Line is for anyone who is in crisis. It provides a person, at the end of the line, who is ready to listen, without you even speaking.

    Text REACH to 741 741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.
    Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Don’t be afraid to reach out to friends and trusted adults in your life for support. 
    Mental Health and Community Resources
    Sometimes families need support that goes beyond the in-school resources available. Counselors and social workers can help students and families seeking services to deal with mental health, addiction, and a host of other crises and hardships.

Guidance Counselors are the primary contact for students’ academic, social, and emotional needs. They provide support and counseling, assess needs, and direct students to school resources. They also consult with social workers, deans, and teachers to help students access the school environment.
Deans work with individual students in the areas of behavior management and attendance. They implement a wide range of interventions and restorative practices, with the goal being to modify inappropriate behavior. These practices enhance student learning by providing an environment that is safe, orderly and controlled.
Social Workers evaluate the need for social work services and make appropriate recommendations. In collaboration with parents, teachers, guidance counselors and deans, they identify and counsel students whose social and/or emotional needs negatively impact their academic progress. They serve the whole student population. Interventions are developed and implemented by the team to meet student’s identified needs. This can include individual or group counseling, crisis counseling and referral to community based mental health providers.
School nurses address major and minor health concerns experienced by students. They provide basic first aid as needed, preventative care, medication administration, vision and hearing screenings, and health education. Also, the nurses maintain records for physicals and immunizations to ensure a safe environment in the school system.
School Psychologists provide consultation to the educational team on various areas of student’s academic functioning. This may include school-based psychological and academic testing for students who are being evaluated for Special Education services as well as programming for academic and behavioral concerns. School psychologists are also part of the 504 Team for students with 504 Plans; helping to recommend accommodations that support student growth.
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