School Counseling Services


SERVICES FOR STUDENTS

As the elementary guidance counselor, I meet with students to help them:

  • Learn about themselves
  • Their attitudes
  • Interests
  • Talents
  • Feelings
  • Values
  • Learn strategies to get along with others
  • Feel worthwhile and important
  • Express their concerns
  • Learn how to make decisions
  • Establish effective study skills
  • Build a positive self-esteem/self concept

SERVICES FOR PARENTS
  • Assist parents through consultation, to understand the normal, developmental needs of their children
  • Help parents understand how the home environment, as well as the school environment, affects academic achievement
  • Consult with parents in order to increase awareness of the social/emotional needs of their children
  • Assist parents in understanding an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) developed for their child.

SERVICES FOR SCHOOL FACULTY AND STAFF
  • Conduct diversity presentations
  • Conduct workshops on topics such as bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem and behavior management
  • Consultations with teachers to follow-up on individual student counseling sessions
  • Consultations about children with specific learning problems
  • Assist teachers in maintaining positive learning climates
  • Consultations with staff members to assist them in developing appropriate individualized programs
  • Consult with other supportive services personnel on the special needs of some students