Chemical Health Counseling
BSM believes that all students benefit from a lifestyle that does not include the use of tobacco, alcohol, and non-prescribed drugs. The Student Support Team and the BSM Parent Association work together to develop services and programs that are offered in support of this belief.
A chemical health counselor is available at BSM for students and parents. Their work includes:
- personal counseling
- support groups
- consultation with parents about their students
Faculty in-services and class presentations are offered upon request.
Students may refer themselves or a peer. Parents may initiate contact directly and students may also be referred by teachers and administrators.
There is a mandatory parent meeting (Community of Concern) that summarizes the most recent data about the patterns of use of BSM students. The Student Support Team shares what we have been learning about our community and encourages parents to consider certain parenting strategies.