During each school year, Eastlake High School offers students the opportunity to work with the Family Advocate. This school staff member is available during normal hours of operation.
The Family Advocate provides support to students who are experiencing difficulties. The Advocate assists students with learning new behavioral skills, developing self-confidence, and becoming more aware of how others view them. The Advocate and students discuss how to practice new behaviors, and how to deal with the many problems life presents.
Your student may be asked to participate in individual/group sessions held at Eastlake High School. These sessions will include discussions on attitudes, ideas, behaviors, feelings, and opinions. Participants will have the opportunity to learn new skills and behaviors that may help their personal development and adjustment.
The Family Advocate will keep all information shared by the student confidential except in certain situations in which there are ethical and/or legal responsibilities to limit confidentiality. The proper authorities will be notified if the student reveals information about hurting him/herself or another person; if the student reveals information about student abuse; and/or for any other situations which ethically and/or legally compel disclosure.
Please contact the School if you have any questions or concerns, or do not wish your student to participate in these sessions.
Please Note: Should you, the parent/guardian, elect to seek family assistance before or during the school year, our Family Advocate can assist with the following:
- Provide a list of community agencies you can contact for service.
- Act as a school liaison between outside agencies and families.
- Provide a starting point for discussing services in the school or community setting.