The Shuford Elementary Counseling Program shall provide a comprehensive, developmental school counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal-social development of all students. By collaborating with staff, families, and community members, the school counselor designs and facilitates a program which promotes successful learning, effective problem solving, responsible citizenship, and prepares students to transition to middle school. Through advocacy and fostering a safe and inclusive school climate, the school counselor ensures that all students have equity and access to a challenging curriculum, needed resources, and support to help them Find Their Greatness!
Individual Counseling: Referrals for any counseling service can be made by a teacher or other school staff, parents, or the student. Individual and small group counseling are short-term, voluntary, and confidential. Parental permission is obtained prior to any group counseling experience and prior to any extended individual counseling.
Small Group Counseling: Small group will be offered throughout the year based upon the needs of individual students. Groups may focus on, but are not limited to, such issues as family changes, grief, self-esteem, anger management, study skills, and friendships. Your suggestions of group topics which may be helpful to your child are always appreciated.
Classroom Guidance: Throughout the year, students will participate in classroom guidance lessons, which will occur every 2 weeks, for approximately 3 minutes. Guidance lessons are based on monthly character traits.
Consultation with Parents/Staff: The school counselor provides information and assistance in order to support parents and teachers with the academic, social, and career development of students.
Coordination and Referral Services: The school counselor works closely with the social worker and community agencies to provide support service information and referral services for students and their families.
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