Counseling Resources

This page provides links to counseling resources beneficial to students and parents.  In addition, you will find emergency and hotline numbers with links to support and/or help organizations. Please remember, if you need to see a counselor, please come to the Counseling office.  You can also email at: or

Career Counseling Resources

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) 
The ASVAB Prep Info website helps students prepare for taking the ASVAB.  The ASVAB is not a single test; rather, it is a battery of tests designed to determine the individual skills and abilities of personnel intending to enter the military services.  In high schools, it is often used as a basic aptitude test.
The Occupational Outlook Handbook,  provides career information about hundreds of occupations!

CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. CareerOneStop is a source for employment information and inspiration, a place to manage your career, a pathway to career success, and provides tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. 
Discovery Education - Foods/Science  Discovery Education, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and the IFT Foundation have partnered to develop this unique program, designed to introduce high school students, teachers, counselors, and parents to the remarkable world of food science and technology, and the exciting career opportunities in the field. 
Mapping Your Future
Mapping Your Future is a non-profit organization, committed to helping students, families, and schools navigate the higher education and student loan processes through trusted career, college, and financial aid counseling and resources.  Mapping Your Future's student-minded information portal and person-to-person financial loan counseling provides unbiased financial aid education to help students understand the student loan process, educational institutions enhance default prevention plans, and members find beneficial opportunities to guide students to financial success.
Missouri Connections 
Missouri Connections is a comprehensive, online, career development and planning program that is provided free of charge to all Missouri citizens.  Funded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, this program supports the career development efforts of schools, community organizations, and adult job seeker programs.  Missouri Connections helps individuals learn about their talents, skills, and interests and makes the connection between planning for continued education and the work world.
United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library - Careers in Education

Visit this website to learn more about food and nutrition related careers in science 
Best Trade Schools                                                                                                                                            

Visit this website to learn more about trade school options and the difference between trade vs. vocational schools.
Study Skills & Tips

ADPRIMA This ADPRIMA web page on study skills, and what some may refer to as study tips, is designed to help improve your learning and understanding, and ultimately your grades.  It is not so large that it would require you to engage in mind-numbing reading of chapter after chapter, as is the case with many books on the subject.  The information is written in a way to help you "see" and "practice" proven study techniques.  
Education Corner - Study Skills For Students Proven tips and techniques for studying smarter... not harder.
Infoplease Homework Center: Study Skills Tips related to studying and time management. Need to know how to study math?  Write a chemistry lab report?  Or how to pass a psychology final?  All the study strategies and writing techniques are organized here by subject matter.
Mind Tools - Learning Skills On this page, you'll discover 46 skills that help you learn more effectively and develop others better. On it, you can learn personal study skills, find out how to create a great environment for workplace skills development, and help others develop more effectively.  Enjoy learning about learning, and helping others learn! 
Effective Study
On this page, you will find copious amounts of study skills, tips, and techniques that will promote various aspects of your overall learning and study skills.  

Substance Abuse Facts and Prevention
Information and answers for people fighting addiction.
National Institute on Drug Abuse The science of drug abuse and addiction.
Partnership For Drug-Free Kids Where families find answers. We work to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens.
Students Against Destructive Decisions For 33 years SADD has been the leading organization committed to saving lives by empowering teens to stand strong against making destructive decisions.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.  SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
In the Know Zone In The Know Zone is a one-stop resource for information on substance abuse, sexual and mental health issues.  As an online extension of Prevention & Treatment Resource Press's researched-based In The Know line of pamphlets and videotapes, this website offers in-depth information, additional images and an interactive knowledge quiz on each topic.  For the complete line of In The Know products, please visit Prevention & Treatment Resource Press.
Al-Anon Family Groups     Find strength and hope for the friends and families of problem drinkers.                             

Help-Org From understanding addiction, to tools to help you find the right rehab facility for you, this site provides everything you or your loved one needs to start and succeed in recovery. 
Teen Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers was created to provide a better user experience for finding substance abuse treatment based on treatment models, payment, insurance taken, length of treatment and your location. You may also find addiction treatment centers by the state that you would like to go to.  You will also have the ability to locate rehabs that will accept your your insurance plans; private, state and  governmental.

Depression and Suicide Facts and Prevention

Behavioral Health Response (BHR)     BHR provides confidential telephone counseling to people in mental health crises as well as mobile outreach services, community referral services, and critical incident stress management (CISM).  BHR's crisis hotline and mobile outreach services are provided free of charge to the public by paid professional staff who have master's degrees in their respective behavioral science disciplines.  
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) This site, along with SAVE's work is based on the foundation and belief that suicide should no longer be considered a hidden or taboo topic and that through raising awareness and educating the public, we can SAVE lives.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
Psychology Information Online             Your internet resource for information about the practice of psychology.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Injury Prevention & Control For more than 20 years, CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (the Injury Center) has helped protect Americans from injuries and violence.  The CDC studies violence and injuries and researches the best ways to prevent them, applying science and creating real-world solutions to keep people safe, healthy, and productive. 

Violence Prevention Information

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN) RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.  RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE and in partnership with more than 1,100 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense.  In 2015, the Online Hotline expanded to offer services in Spanish at  RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure the rapists are brought to justice.
Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)     MOCSA now offers therapy support and advocacy for victims of rape and sexual assault, for sexually abused children and families, for adult survivors of child sexual abuse, and for others touched by sexual violence.  Through the years MOCSA has enhanced and increased outreach, prevention, and education programs focused on children, youth, professionals, and community groups.  
Crisis Line for St. Louis, MO                   1-816-531-2003
YWCA Women's Resource Center/St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center, Clayton, MO Hotline              1-314-531-7232
Family Support

 Crider Health Center The Crider Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). By integrating behavioral health care and primary health care, we will be better able to serve our consumers.  
Pathways Community Health  Pathways Community Health provides family medicine, dental, mental health, and alcohol and drug treatment for individuals of all ages.  We partner with other community organizations to identify gaps in services.  
ALIVE provides counseling, emergency sanctuary, and other critical services to adults and children impacted by domestic abuse.
Parental Stress Hotline      1-800-367-2543
Behavioral Health Response Crisis Line              1-800-811-4760
Child Abuse Hotline          1-800-392-3738
Legal Advocates for Abused Women          1-800-527-1460
Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Missouri          (573) 468-2271
Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO)      Business Phone: (314) 963-7574
Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO)    
 Crisis Phone: (314) 644-5886, Sun.-Thurs. 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. & 
Fri.-Sat. 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Community Mediation Center  (636) 583-8443 - Call the number.  They will contact all parties and arrange for a mediation session.  Professionally trained mediators will help parties talk and make decisions that are fair for everyone.
 Partners Against Domestic Violence Healing Services  1-800-371-0114.  Free services available such as: Healing groups for men and women, crisis intervention, shelters, court advocacy, professional counseling, and sexual assault help.