The critical incident that I will be explaining about is regarding an eight-year-old girl currently a student at Victory Independent School District (VISD). This student wrote on her class journal that her uncle was touching her in her private parts when no one was watching. The teacher was so confused to what to do when he read Bianca’s journal, especially because he was wondering if it was appropriate for him to ask her questions about it. The teacher was concern that due to being a male that the student was going to feel uncomfortable if he were to ask her about what she had wrote in her journal. The teacher did know what to do and he was so confused because he was reading and grading the journals at home during the weekend. He continued reading Bianca’s journal and feeling more worried about his student's well being at home.
The next day he got to school extra early to talk to the school counselor to know what exactly he could do or the school counselor could do for Bianca. He was so nervous because it was his first week of teaching at a school since he graduated from the University and he never expected to experience this situation at such an early point in his career. He spoke to the school counselor and explained her the situation. The teacher show the school counselor Bianca’s journal and the school counselor mentioned that they needed more information regarding the situation due to the journal being to short regarding the situation. The teacher mentioned that if she could speak to Bianca in private when she arrived at school and for her to ask her about the situation. The teacher mentioned to the school counselor that he was concern that Bianca was not going to tell him the details du...
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... that school counselors and professionals are aware of the ethical and legal procedures that are required to efficiently help students in many factors that affect their personal, social, and academic development. School counselors should always considered their ethical standards when helping students, in accordance with their school policies. However, school counselor should be aware if their school policies represent an ethical dilemma with their ethical standards and current laws.
American School Counselor Association (ASCA, 2010). Ethical Standards for School
Counselors. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from
Texas Family Code Chapter 261. Investigation of Report of Child Abuse or Neglect. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/FA/htm/FA.261.htm
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