Personal/Social Information

Personal/Social Information

As part of the National Standards for School Counseling Programs, DNHS Counseling Office provides information to students and their families about personal and social information.

The following resources are available to students on the Web.  Students may also see their School Counselor for additional information and support.  

We are in the initial stage of developing this page and will be adding additional information soon.

Learning Styles:

Learning Preferences Inventory:  This inventory will rank learning preferences of Thinking Learners, Doing Learners, Innovating Learners, and Feeling Learners.  Descriptions of each type and tips for how to study and learn are available from the results page. Individuals rank four choices from 1 - 4 (cannot have two of the same rank).  The link is: HERE

Learning Styles Assessment:  Free Learning Styles assessment quiz and handout that describes the four learning styles and strategies for learning for each style

Hotlines and Resources for Teens:

Success Highways

Palo Alto Medical Foundation:  PAMF provides a brochure of resources for teens for quick answers to some of the serious issues students may face.

DNHS Clubs Handout:  Current clubs available at DNHS are listed under the "Clubs" tab of the DNHS website (link here).  The majority of clubs meet during the lunch break.  Club meetings are also announced in the Weekly Bulletin.

Bullying Prevention:  Students are encouraged to discuss any concerns about bullying with their School Counselor.  The "10 Myths About Bullying" describes common misconceptions about bullying.  Students often need intervention by adults to combat bullying.

Handling Stress:  Students are encouraged to use healthy coping strategies for stress described in the"Coping Strategies for Teens" handout.

Hotlines and Resources for Parents/Guardians:

On the importance of talking to babies and the impact on later learning:  Triplicate article "More talking, longer sentences help babies' brains" (link here)

This American Life Podcast:  Host Ira Glass introduces a story on the most ambitious and hopeful solution to urban poverty in the country the Harlem Children's Zone. The project's goal is nothing less than changing the lives of thousands of children in Harlem, starting at birth and continuing until they go to college.  (Link here.)

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