A school counselor is a certified educational professional dedicated to the academic, social, and personal success of the students.
How do I connect my child to a school counselor?
You can call, email, or visit your school’s counselor anytime with any concerns, questions, or to refer your child for services
What does an elementary school counselor do?
An elementary school counselor provides a myriad of services. Here is a list of the services:
- Individual Counseling
- Small Group Counseling
- Play Therapy
- Class Meetings
- Olweus Anti-Bullying Prevention
- Second Step Social-Emotional Skill Learning
- Character Trait Educatoin
- Social Skills Training
- Skill Building on Self-Control, Emotional Regulation, Coping Strategies, Attention
- Behavioral Assessment and Observation
- Referrals and coordination to community resources and programs
- Crisis Intervention
- Student Support
- Parent and Family Education
What issues does an elementary school counselor deal with?
Social Skills Self-Esteem Self ControlAnger Management Conflict Resolution Emotion Regulation Self-Regulation Listening Paying AttentionMotivation Problem-SolvingFriendship SkillsFamily Issues Coping Skills AnxietyDepression What about confidentiality?
An elementary school counselor deals with a variety issues such as:
The issues discussed by your child with the school counselor are confidential. This means that information will not be shared with others who are not involved in the care and/or treatment of the child without informed consent by the parent and/or guardian. Please know, however, that a school counselor is required to report any issues of abuse or neglect.