The EastSide Guidance team is built to support our student’s academic and social needs through individual, group, and classroom counseling delivered by our professionally trained staff.
Our goal is to collaborate with school stakeholders using data‐driven decisions to facilitate the success of every learner at EastSide. As a result the student will:
How might your child experience school counseling services?
The Family Crisis Therapist (FCT)
The FCT is a part of the K-5 Early Intervention Program which is a collaborative partnership between the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families and the Department of Education. Our mission is to establish a collaborative partnership between schools and family service agencies to serve children and their families to enable children to achieve academic and social success. The FCT works with identified children (and families) in grades K – 5 to provide students and their families with appropriate intervention, support, resources and case management services.
What is an FCT & how can we help?
Family Crisis Therapists are housed in lower schools. The FCT carries a caseload of 15-20 families and is an integral part of the school community. Each FCT performs different job functions depending on the needs of their particular school, including, but not limited to:
One of the FCT's main functions is to act as a liaison between the school and outside agencies. The FCT is knowledgeable about the entire school population and can assist community partners to link with our school community.