Peer Counseling

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Peer Counseling


Peer Counselors are dedicated to helping students through tutoring, conflict mediation, mentoring and awareness programs. Peer Counselors provide another strong connection for students on our campus and encourage students to make responsible decisions by being a good listener and communicator. Peer Counselors are also involved in volunteer service projects connecting Westview with our community.

As Peer Counselors (PCs), our hope is that we can help everyone on campus and in some way reach out to our peers. A PC is someone who sets a good example on campus and strives to:
  • Regard others with respect and value all differences
  • Respect confidentiality at all times except when there is a threat of danger to self or others
  • Refrain from giving advice: respect the ability of the student to arrive at his/her own solutions
  • Strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle and healthy self-concept
Peer Counseling provides:
  • Tutoring: PC's provide individual and small group tutoring in various subjects. Tutoring opportunities are offered throughout the day and after school. Students can be assigned or access help on a drop-in basis.
  • Mentoring: Mentors are paired up with another student to provide academic or personal/social supports. Building a relationship is key to developing trust and helping the student achieve their goals. Mentors also support new students to Westview.
  • Awareness: PCs spread awareness about various topics including: suicide prevention, Red Ribbon Week, healthy relationships, and other topics relevant to our campus.
  • Outreach: Develop and implement homeroom activities on various topics. PCs are assigned a small group of homerooms to connect with throughout the school year.

For more information please contact Pam Roth, Student Services Specialist at proth@powayusd.com or (858) 780-2000 ext 3292 or visit our website at http://westviewpc.wixsite.com/peercounseling.
The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761.

Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406