Services

Individual Services

Academic

  • Develop a positive attitude toward school and learning
  • Ease the transitions between school settings
  • Encourage students to recognize, understand, and work through learning difficulties
  • Consults with parents regarding academic concerns for their child

Career

  • Gain insight into their interests and how they can use them in the future in making informed career decisions
  • Learn how to employ strategies to achieve goals
  • Gain knowledge regarding their personal interest in career domains

Personal/Social

  • Develop good relationships with peers, parents, teachers and siblings
  • Improve their communication skills and develop effective decision-making and problem solving strategies
  • Deal with personal concerns, developmental tasks, crises, school related problems, home concerns, academic struggles, behavioral concerns, health and physical development
  • Develop personal understanding and self-awareness
  • Enhance self-confidence and self-esteem as well as encouraging students to recognize and make the best use of their capabilities
  • Consults with parents regarding behavioral/social development of their child and/or family needs

Small Group Services

Groups are designed to help a larger number of students develop better self-awareness and understanding within a supportive and friendly environment.  Topics for groups are generally determined by the need seen in the school, and can include:

  • Anger Management
    • Focus is placed on helping students normalize and understand anger by identifying triggers, and gaining knowledge and skills as to appropriate anger management techniques.
  • Impulse Control
    • Many children have a difficult time taking charge of their impulses. This group helps children to identify when they are off task, stop and think, change their behavior, slow down, increase self-esteem, and get rid of negative self-talk.  More information regarding this group can be found in the parent letter here.
  • Anxiety
    • Anxiety is a normal response to stress. Unfortunately, many students are struggling with how to control their anxious feelings.  This group provides students with the knowledge about what anxiety is, and the tools they need to cope.
  • Divorce
    • Focus is placed on helping students understand what divorce means, why parents divorce, how to adjust to new living arrangements, how to handle feelings regarding the divorce, and other basics to help children understand that they’re not alone and what is happening in their lives.
  • Grief and Loss
    • Grief and loss are experienced in many different ways for children. This group is meant to help them understand that they are not alone in their grieving journey, and that there is hope.
  • Making and Keeping Friends/Social Skills
    • For many children, making and keeping friends comes easily. However, for those that struggle with basic social skills, this can be something that is very daunting.  This group helps students gain insight into social skills and what characteristics are necessary to be a good friend.
  • Self-Esteem
    • Students that struggle with low self-esteem often have a difficult time in the classroom with academic achievement as well. This group focuses on boosting student self-confidence and builds self-awareness into student’s individual strengths.
  • Relational Aggression
    • Sometimes referred to as “girl bullying”, this group focus directly on how to help girls survive in the “girl world”. Topics include; exclusion, gossip, use of technology, and so on. 

Classroom Services

Classroom activities are designed and implemented in order to enhance multiple areas of student development including:

  • Social/Emotional Skills
  • Bullying Awareness
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Career and College Readiness
  • Problem Solving
  • 8 Habits

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