Social Emotional Learning and Trauma-Informed Supports

RSU #3 School Counseling Department Staff

School Counselors:

Lynsie Doherty, MVES

Matthew Agard, MVMS

Tanya Ducharme, MVHS

School Social Workers:

Heather McPike, MVES/MVMS

Jericca Perkins, MVHS

Bonnie Cole, Morse/Monroe/Troy/Walker


Mercedes Babin, MVES/MVMS

Jordan Roux, Morse/Monroe/Troy/Walker

What is the role of the School Counselors?

From the Maine DOE: "Professional school counselors deliver a comprehensive school counseling program that addresses all students’ academic, career and social/emotional development.  School counselors are certified professionals with a minimum of a masters’ degree in school counseling, making them uniquely qualified to address the developmental needs of all students."

The Role of the School Counselor

What is the role of the School Social Worker?

From the School Social Work Association of America: "School social work is a specialized area of practice within the broad field of the social work profession. School social workers bring unique knowledge and skills to the school system and the student services team. School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health concerns, behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic, and classroom support, consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators as well as provide individual and group counseling/therapy.  School social workers are instrumental in furthering the mission of the schools which is to provide a setting for teaching, learning, and for the attainment of competence and confidence. School social workers are hired by school districts to enhance the district's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community collaboration is the key to achieving student success."

National Association of Social Workers

Social Emotional Learning and Trauma-Informed Supports Resources

Student Mental Health Supports/Resources

Fundamentals of SEL

Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey

Maine Resiliency Building Network

Maine DOE Office of School & Student Supports

Maine Adverse Childhood Experiences

RSU #3 School Counseling Curriculum Resources

Social Emotional Learning Curriculum: SEL4ME

Second Step Program

Zones of Regulation

sel framework