Salem High School Counseling

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Recent research has consistently highlighted the significance of building the social-emotional competence of our students as a vital component of effective bullying prevention. The evidence suggests that when students develop strong social-emotional skills, they are better equipped to navigate interpersonal relationships and manage conflicts, ultimately reducing the incidence of bullying. Salem City Schools uses Second Step, a research based curriculum, to teach students how to recognize, report and refuse bullying.

SCS Standards of Conduct

Bullying Prevention (CDC)

Stop Bullying Website

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Signs of Suicide (SOS) is an evidence-based youth suicide prevention program that has demonstrated an improvment in students' knowledge and adaptive attitudes about suicide risk and depression.  The program is designed for grades 6-12. It teaches students how to identify signs of depression and suicide in themselves and their peers, while providing materials that support school professionals, parents, and communities in recognizing at-risk students and taking appropriate action. 

Signs of Suicide

SCS Suicide Prevention Policy

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We are pleased to share that we are offering a new resource to support mental health and wellness. is free to all staff, parents, and families in our district.

Salem High School Counseling Department
400 Spartan Drive
Salem, VA 24153

Phone - 540-387-2437 option 2
Fax - 540-387-2439

Our office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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If you feel in danger of harming yourself or others, please call 911. Other resources are Carilion Connect (540-981-8181), Lewis-Gale Respond (540-776-1100) and the National Crisis Line (1-800-784-2433). If you feel you are being physically harmed by a caregiver, you may call Child Protective Services at (1-800-552-7096).

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Michele Arbogast
School Counseling Coordinator
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Tammy Chitwood
     School        Counseling        Admin Asst/Registrar
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Jenny Parrish
School Counselor
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Sheri Smith
School Counselor
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Dr. Kristi Snow
School Counselor
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Tracey Fobare
Jobs for Virginia Graduates
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Ashley Hupp
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Zoie Sickey
VCAC College Adviser
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