DEMS Counseling Department News

15 November 2018 | Adam Karsten & Sanya Hunt


Greetings DEMS Parents,

Welcome to the new DEMS Counseling Blog!!  In an effort to keep the DEMS community informed, we plan to use this as a medium of communication as additional information to our social media stations.  Please be sure check back throughout the year to find out about both Elementary and Middle School Counseling Program updates.

School Counselor Role:  An international school counselor is a counselor and an educator who works in schools to provide academic, career, social/personal and cultural competencies to all students through a school counseling program.  The school counselor delivers the program through individual student support, small groups, and entire school curriculum.

Please feel free to reach out to us at anytime.  We are here for you as parents, as well as your children.   

Sanya Hunt, Elementary Counselor (Grades K1-5)

Adam Karsten, Middle School Counselor (Grades 6-8)

Office Hours : Sunday to Thursday, 7:30am - 3:30pm

Parenting Third Culture Kids:  Parent Education Session

Mrs. Hunt and Mr. Karsten will begin hosting a monthly parent education session to help support our parents in our community.  The format of sessions will be informal in nature with the goal of learning as a community. Mr. Karsten and Mrs. Hunt will act as facilitators but want to promote a collaborative culture during this time.  

This month our topic for discussion will be Parenting Third Culture Kids (TCKs).

Third culture kids are persons raised in a culture other than their parents' or the culture of the country named on their passport for a significant part of their early development years.  

This session will focus on TCK  characteristics, benefits, challenges, and offer practical support for parents.  

Session details:

When:  Tuesday, November 27, 2:30-3:30 pm

Where: DEMS Dome

Who: K1-8 DEMS Parents

Please RSVP using the form no later than Thursday November 22, 12pm.

Middle School Parenting Resource:  Third Culture Kids Article

Another role of the school counselor is parent education.  We will use this section to highlight themes you and your child may be experiencing throughout their middle school years.  Please feel free to reach out to one another or me if you would like to explore any of these topics further. This week we focus on exploring more of the parenting implications of Third Culture Kids.  


Transculturals spend their formative years in countries other than their country of origin. Specific issues addressed in this article are unique characteristics, prevalence rates, and developmental outcomes of transculturals. The author provides a culturally sensitive treatment model for transculturals, based on G. Roysircar's (2009) Multicultural Relationship Model.

Transculturals:  Identifying the Invisible Minority

K. Elizabeth McDonald

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