Personal and Social Development Information
The Americas High School Counseling Program, in alignment with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) model, is designed to meet the following personal and social development standards for all students:
- Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.
- Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals.
- Students will understand safety and survival skills.
Students in need of agency assistance, can refer to the following agencies available throughout the El Paso county:
ADVOCACY CENTER FOR THE CHILDREN OF EL PASO
Services: Child victims of severe physical and sexual abuse and their non-offending family members.
Intake Procedure: Agency referral
ADVOCATES FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
11960 Golden Gate, El Paso, TX 79936 782-4041
Services: Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention
Intake Procedure: Voluntary
CENTER OF BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT AND COUNSELING
3901 Montana Suite D, El Paso, TX 79903 541-1400
Services: Teen anger and violence programs, parenting teens, smoking cessation, adolescent depression and drama.
Intake Procedure: Contact office
CENTER ON FAMILY VIOLENCE
1527 Brown Building A, 544-0782 El Paso, TX 79902
Services: intense therapy short term or long term
CHILD CRISIS CENTER-FAMILY VISITATION CENTER
2100 N. Stevens, El Paso, TX 79930 562-7955
Services:Parenting classes, support group; prevent child abuse & neglect; offer emergency shelter for children (newborn-10 years) if parent is in high stress or crisis; confidential referral services.
Intake Procedure: client walk-in; referral; parent-initiated placement
CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER OF EL PASO
2701 E. Yandell, El Paso, TX 79901; 562-1999
Services:Provide individual marital and family counseling services, specializing in children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems.
Intake Procedure: call for appointment.
CHILDREN'S GRIEF CENTER OF EL PASO
Centre Bldg. 123 W. Mills,
Services: Peer support and education for grieving children and their families following the death of a loved one.
Intake Procedure: Family can call to schedule interview.
EL PASO PSYCHIATRIC CENTER
Services: Mental Health facility, crisis unit for adult and children.
Intake: Emergency room walk-ins, referrals.
4615 Alameda Ave., El Paso, TX 79905, 532-2202. Ste 650, El Paso, TX 79901, 1100 E. Cliff Drive, Bldg. D, El Paso, TX 79902 545-5000
Our kids are growing up in a very different world from the one you use to know. Different expectations. Stronger pressures and temptations. More choice. Bigger choices. Greater dangers.
And when the pace of change is so fast even the kids have trouble keeping up, what hope is there for parents?
No matter how much you try to stay up to speed with what your kids are doing, there will always be plenty you don't know.
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For questions or concerns, please contact your child's school counselor.