Student Life

Wellness

Wellness Office Mission

Be Well

The mission of the Wellness Program at Trinity School is to help equip the students, families, and staff of Trinity School with the habits of mind and body necessary to sustain physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

Trinity School has a contract with Centers for Children and Families for counseling assessment and referral. Ms. Alyssa Wennerlind, LPC, spends one day a week on the Trinity campus. Counseling services at Trinity School seek to assist students in acquiring and developing the skills to make wise choices in life, academics, and personal relationships. The goal is to help students demonstrate a positive attitude toward themselves and others, develop self-responsibility, develop effective decision-making skills, and enhance relationship skills. School success increases and students thrive as students use these skills to understand and appreciate the lifelong process of learning, growing, and changing.

Referrals for counseling services can be initiated by parents, administrators, the nurse, teachers, or coaches. All referrals will be communicated to Mrs. Betsy Faris, Director of Student Life and Wellness. Students must have a signed consent form, available from the Wellness Director or School Nurse, in order to visit with our counselor from Centers. Mrs. Faris confirms consent, contacts teachers and parents, and coordinates the counselor’s schedule. Mrs. Faris also counsels and meets with students as time allows.

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  • Privacy and Confidentiality

    Confidentiality is a key feature of the counseling experience. Mrs. Faris will notify parents if she meets with any student more than three times about the same issue.

    All parents will sign a consent form before a child meets with the Centers counselor. Parents or guardians have a right to be informed of their child’s general progress in counseling sessions.

    The information discussed during the counseling sessions will not be shared with anyone other than agreed upon staff, except in situations where a child’s well-being and safety is a concern.
  • Counseling Records

    Counseling records are the property of Trinity School of Midland; they are separate from the academic records and will be stored in a locked file cabinet in the counseling office. Only the counselors and the Head of School, when warranted, will have access to the counseling records. In accordance with counseling standards of practice, records will be kept on file for seven years.
  • Code of Ethics

    As a school counselor, Mrs. Faris will abide by the American School Counseling Association Code of Ethics. A Code of Ethics informs one of acceptable counselor practices and expected behavior. A copy of the Code of Ethics is available upon request.
    Download Code of Ethics

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  • Betsy Brooks Faris

    Director of Student Life and Wellness
    Year Appointed: 2018
    Education:
    • UT-Permian Basin - B.A. Communication
    • Angelo State University - M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction
    • UT-Permian Basin - Certification School Counselor K-12