What is a counselor?


The Elementary School Counselor:

  • counsels children individually and in small groups
  • teaches guidance lessons in classrooms
  • consults with teachers and parent to promote student's academic success
  • provides information on community resources for families
  • processes referrals for the identification of special academic needs for children
  • participates in curriculum development
  • promotes student achievement and character education through special events
  • offers positive strategies for all learners


Classroom Guidance Topics

  • Character Education
  • Conflict Resolution and Bullying
  • Individual differences
  • Peer Relations and conflict resolution
  • Substance abuse awareness and prevention
  • Personal safety Career awareness
  • Study and test-taking skills
  • Decision making and problem-solving
  • Self-esteem and internal motivation
  • Strategies for coping with emotions and difficult situations


Individual & Group Counseling

  • Helps children cope with difficult and/or unchangeable life events
  • Teaches children to recognize and make use of their potential
  • Gives children the opportunity to share their feelings and concerns
  • Develop problem-solving strategies
  • Teaches decision-making skills
  • Builds self-esteem and confidence


"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."   ~Dr. Seuss


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