While schools are utilizing non-traditional instruction days, the KDE is encouraging school counselors, school social workers and school psychologists to check-in on students and offer virtual chats or telephone sessions for students and families. Video chat and virtual calls are FERPA and/or HIPPA compliant on district-vetted virtual platforms and, thus, adequate for counseling with students once permission has been granted by guardians. The following resources may be helpful during this time:
The Virtual School Counseling During Emergency School Shutdowns slide deck
Michelle Sircy, Ed.D.
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