Elementary School Counseling
Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skill necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, school counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate and atmosphere. Comprehensive developmental school counseling programs provide education, prevention and intervention services, which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. Early identification and intervention of children’s academic and personal/social needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and in promoting academic achievement. The knowledge, attitudes and skills that students acquire in the areas of academic, career and personal/social development during these elementary years serve as the foundation for future success.
Information courtesy of ASCA
When to Contact the School Counselor?
Parents may want to contact the School Counselor if:
~ Your child doesn't want to go to school in the morning.
~ Your child keeps telling you he/she doesn't have any friends.
~ Your family situation is changing (divorce, separation, domestic violence, etc.)
~ Your child seems frustrated in school and nothing seems to be helping.
~ There has been a recent death or illness in the family and you would like information on how to talk to your child about it.
Students may want to contact the School Counselor if:
~ He/she is having trouble with a friend.
~ He/she is being picked on and isn't sure how to handle it.
~ He/she wants someone to talk to who will listen.
~ He/she is having trouble with schoolwork and doesn't know how to get help.
~ He/she wants to learn about leadership, cultural diversity and community service.