The Office of Counseling Support Programs (OCSP) builds the capacity of school counselors, school social workers, and SAPIS counselors in New York City to positively impact students' social-emotional development, academic success, and post-secondary outcomes. Guided by the standards of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA),the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), New York State Learning Standards, and Common Core Learning Standards, student support services professionals deliver a comprehensive program, which helps all students to be effective learners and contributing members of the school community.
Counseling support staff members facilitate comprehensive conferences for students and families to ensure their students' success in school, as well as in their future endeavors. Know what to ask for.Academic supports:
Social Emotional Supports for Academic Success:
Career and Post-Secondary Development:
The National Association of Social Workers - Standards for School Social Work Services offers the following guiding principals, which address multiple domains of practice:
School counselors work in collaboration with the entire school community and are committed to the education and whole development of all students. The school counselor is a key "go to" student and staff support services professional. Services provided by school counselors address the three domains of the ASCA model:
Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Specialist (SAPIS) Counselors facilitate a range of prevention and intervention services in grades K-12. The goals of the program are to:
Further information is available (here).
Visit the Counseling Support Portal for professional resources and opportunities for school counselors.
Key DOE Partnerships include:
Office of Safety and Youth Development (public page) (Principals' Portal)
Office of Student Enrollment
Office of Post-Secondary Readiness
Important areas of focus for school counselors include:
Attendance (public page) (Principals' Portal)
Respect for All
Students in Temporary Housing