What does the Addams school counselor do?
Students can meet individually with the counselor on a weekly-basis when needed. Students can be referred for individual counseling by parents, teachers, the student, or by the counselor.
Groups are developed to help target student development of skills such as self-esteem, team building, social skills, anger management, friendship, coping with grief, or organizational skills.
Classroom Guidance Curriculum
The school counselor will go into the classrooms multiple times a year to deliver preventative or informative curriculum to all students; for example, delivering a guidance lesson on information about the high school application process, or on cyber bullying.
The school counselor is available for consultation with teachers, parents, and other professionals as needed. Collaboration can take place through individual conferences, group meetings, or professional development. Counselors may also make referrals to outside resources for additional student assistance.
The school counselor is available to assist students with the experience of a crisis. The counselor is also available to respond to any immediate issues or student concerns that happen during the school hours that prevent the student from actively participating and engaging in the classroom.