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Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program Manual
The manual provides schools and districts with guidelines for the development, implementation, evaluation, and enhancement of a comprehensive school counseling program. As part of the responsive services component, school counselors may offer referrals for other services, including mental health services, to parents if extended counseling services may be appropriate to address the students' needs.
School Counselor Referral Process Guide
This document provides a guide to the referral process for school counselors as part of the Responsive Services component of the Missouri Comprehensive School Counseling Program framework and provides tools and resources for the referral process, data collection, and training other school staff on the referral process.