The mission of the CCPS Professional School Counseling Program is to empower all students to become productive and contributing members of society. In partnership with families, staff, and the community, school counselors provide a developmental program that addresses students’ academic, personal/social, and career development.
WHAT DOES A SCHOOL COUNSELOR DO?
The primary role of a school counselor is to help students learn and reach their highest potential, socially, emotionally, and academically. Because there are so many situations that interfere with a child’s learning process, school counselors are here to help students work through those issues. We provide students with early interventions as well as preventative strategies so that ALL students benefit.
SMALL GROUP COUNSELING
Small group counseling is available to ALL students in need, and may be requested by parents, students, or school staff. Parental permission is required. Groups are designed so that students may gather in a comfortable setting to work through an issue that is preventing them from doing their best in school. They have the opportunity to interact and connect with peers, practice new skills, provide and receive feedback, and set goals as needed. Group topics may include: friendship, anger management, changing families, study skills, grief/loss, and behavior.
Individual counseling is available to ALL students in need, at the request of the student, parent, or staff member. While students may see us at any time for brief discussions, parental permission is required for ongoing sessions. Students are able to express concerns in a safe environment, where problem solving can then take place.
Lessons will be presented in the classrooms throughout the year. Our goal is to address developmental issues common to ALL elementary school-aged students. Topics will include character education, friendship, study skills, feelings, understanding self and others, and career choices.
OTHER SERVICES OFFERED
- ASSESSMENT RESOURCES~ Gifted Assessment and Identification
- REFERRALS~ Referrals are available upon request
- PROMOTE RESPECT CURRICULUM~
- INTERNET SAFETY CURRICULUM~
- COMMUNITY OUTREACH~