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The guidance staff provides services in assisting students in their emotional,intellectual,and social growth. We  believe the entire high school experience is an educational opportunity for students to seek and find growth and maturity. We provide students with assistance in making life, academic, and college/career decisions. The counselors at Dominion view all types of advising as a developmental and on-going process rather than a single, disconnected, decision-making event. For our guidance program to be successful in contributing to our community of learners at Dominion High School, we must work collaboratively with students and their families. All services are provided in a non-judgmental and confidential environment.


Group Counseling
Certain services are provided for students having specific issues and needing ongoing support through groups lead by Loudoun County Public Schools school psychologists, social workers, and guidance counselors.
 
Student Assistance Program
This program is a collaborative program between Loudoun County Mental Health and Loudoun County Public Schools Prevention Office.  Student Assistance provides a Loudoun County Mental Health Therapist who will be available to conduct a free assessment at school for students who are having difficulties due to behavior problems, emotional problems, family difficulties, peer relationships, or other outside issues.  Contact the guidance office for more information.
 
Depression Awareness Program
The Depression Awareness High School Outreach Program is presented to all of the ninth grade health classes at Dominion School in cooperation with Loudoun County Public School psychologists, social workers and guidance counselors.  This program teaches students how to identify the signs of depression and suicide.  The program also teaches the students what to do when someone else needs help.  The acronym ACT (Acknowledge, Care, Tell) is used to help students remember what to do when they encounter someone who shows signs of depression or suicide.  The program uses a video to illustrate real life scenarios of students in need of help and actions to take to get help. Our student went through this program in November.
 

Other Programs
 
Parent Resource Center

Now in its sixteenth year, the Loudoun County  Parent Resource Center (PRC) is a place where parents and professionals can come to learn about different disabilities, the special education process, and resources available to special needs students and their families or families whose children are experiencing learning difficulties.

The Center provides a variety of workshops, maintains a lending library, and offers families consultation regarding educational issues and community services. The emphasis through all phases of the Center's programs is the establishing of positive partnerships between parents and educators.