Elementary School Counselors Implement the Counseling Program by Providing:
* Academic support, including organizational, study and test-taking skills
* Goal setting and decision-making
* Career awareness, exploration and planning
* Education on understanding self and others
* Peer relationships, coping strategies and effective social skills
* Communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution
* Multicultural/diversity awareness
* Individual and small-group counseling
* Individual/family/school crisis intervention
*Consultation/collaboration with parents, students, teachers, administrators and all other stakeholders
If you have a concern about your child that might be affecting his or her school performance in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 363-1800 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual help counseling sessions are available for students. Some of the problems a student may need individual counseling for include: friendship issues, difficulty in the classroom, challenges on the playground, problems on the bus, conflict resolution, new student orientation, difficulty coming to school, anger management, anxiety and many others. Students can be referred by classroom teachers, parents or by the children themselves.
All groups are facilitated by Kathy Welch, the 2-4 school counselor. There are several cycles of needs-based, small student groups that take place during the school year. Small groups meet weekly in my room for thirty-minute sessions. These sessions run anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks. Small student groups are a wonderful way for your child to meet new friends, practice social skills, gain more self-confidence, and/or develop more positive coping skills in a safe and fun setting. The following are groups that are offered throughout the school year: Changing Families, Friendship, Free Your Worries. Additional groups may be added depending on student needs. Students can be invited to join a group by parent request, teacher suggestions or by student request.