How might my child experience school counseling services?
- Individual Counseling- A student and the school counselor work in a safe, positive, and confidential setting to address issues that 'get in the way of' school achievement. Topics are based on the needs of the student and may include: feelings, changing families, peer pressure, friends, stress, academics, social skills, academics, bullying, getting along with others, problem-solving, and decision-making.
- Small Group Counseling- A process where students, sharing similar issues and concerns, work together in a small group environment consisting of about 3-6 peers. The group sessions usually last about 30 minutes and are held for approximately 5-6 weeks. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include divorce or changing families, grief and loss, friendship and social skills, conflict resolution, anger management, and self-esteem.
- Classroom Counseling lessons- The school counselor develops and implements Kindergarten classroom curriculum driven by the ASCA National School Counseling standards. Classroom lessons are scheduled with the teachers to address personal/social, academic, and career-related needs at the child's developmental level. Topics may include conflict resolution, anger management, career awareness, tattling/reporting, friendship/social skills, responsibility, respect, teasing/bullying, feelings, and cooperation, for example.