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FAQ

How long is each session?

Each session, for all ages, is 60 minutes. 

What exactly is a 504 plan implemented by schools?

Every school district addresses Section 504 in a different manner.  Nonetheless, it is a federal statute and IS NOT OPTIONAL for educators to utilize in public school systems.  It is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability.  Most schools are able to administer a 504 plan for a child that has minor obstacles like a broken leg.  The statute does not necessarily have to be a diagnosis of a disability or disorder.  Here is a great link that gives in depth answers to some common questions in regards to 504 plans in our public systems: www.greatschools.org/special-education/legal-rights/868-section-504.gs.

What is Brief Solution Focused Therapy that O-I-See Youth utilizes during guidance and tutoring sessions?

Brief Solution Focused Therapy (defined by www.sfbta.org): "As the name suggests, it is about being brief and focusing on solutions, rather than on problems. Many professionals spend a great deal of time thinking, talking, and analyzing the problems, while the suffering goes on. It occurred to a team of mental health professionals at the Brief Family Therapy Center that so much time and energy, as well as many resources, are spent on talking about problems, rather than thinking about what might help us to get to solutions that would bring on realistic, reasonable relief in the best time possible." 

What does it mean to be a ''licensed'' School Counselor?

A great link that explains what it means to be a "licensed" School Counselor in detail would be https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/pupil-services/school-counseling/models/state.  These guidlines are what every School Counselor needs to achieve and perform in the state of WI to receive a license for school counseling.