When working with students what we discuss in conversation is considered to be confidential. The only time I will disclose what has been shared is:
- If the student is threatening/planning to hurt themselves or others
- If the student shares they or someone else is in danger or being hurt
- If the student gives permission for me to repeat what they shared with me
Social Work sessions will remain confidential except when certain legal restrictions arise and confidentiality cannot be maintained. These cases include, but are not limited to, child abuse, danger to oneself, danger to others, and illegal words/actions.
All students enrolled at West Briar Middle School are automatically opted in to receive social work services due to the student being enrolled in HISD and the social worker being an HISD employee. This includes telemental health services, which is the practice of delivering clinical health services via technology-assisted media or other electronic means between a practioner and client who are located in two different locations. In the case that a parent does not want their child to be seen by the social worker, a form must be signed by both the parent and the social worker. The parent will receive a copy of the signed form.
Notice from Mrs. Taylor
Mrs. Taylor currently participates in a clinical supervision group supervised by a licensed clinical social worker who is not employed or associated with Houston ISD. This supervision is focused on further developing clinical skills and judgement. Mrs. Taylor discusses work she is doing on campus, her work with individual students and families, and receives input and feedback on approaches, decisions, and utilizing best practices. For more information please contact Mrs. Taylor.