Hi SoulfulSurvivor....I'm in a regular public school, in an urban setting. But yeah...the more I have thought about the disclosure issue, the more I was leaning against it. And the help from the people in here helped me in that process. I talked enough so she knows I am coming from a place of understanding, not just curiosity or as a research / learning issue.
I have been talking with the school therapist, using him as a type of supervisory therapist, but just when I'm feeling overwhelmed. While I like him, I can tell when it is heavy issues, he is uncomfortable. So, my remedy, I meditate, go for bike rides, drink...but never at the same time..a little humor there...
I am looking to find someone I can see on a regular basis, I'm thinking about trying emdr. I read a book on it, and it sounds interesting.
I guess I could deal with the child issue if the adults in the place were more supportive of each other. One counselor knew that a child was upset with them, but didn't know to what extent. The psych did know, yet did nothing to warn or alert anyone. So when the s*** hit the fan, people were caught off guard. Nothing illegal or immoral was going on, just the child was angry and the anger was taking over, so she wanted to lash back at anyone. She picked the counselor who helped her the most. All the psych did was sit back and watch the show. Claiming "confidentiality" as her excuse. Yet a simple, watch out, or keep your eyes open would have sufficed. Now, the child feel bad, has worked through the issues, but the counselor is gone.
And working with this population, while I love it, I find it challenging and rewarding, it is draining. And it's funny, I have no goal to move up in the food chain. I'm happy being a worker bee. And this is known, so why those in higher positions need to feel this power thing is beyond me....egos...so fragile I guess.