Welcome to the Harmony Counselor’s office! What a privilege it is to be able to work with your children and have the opportunity to support families.
The counseling program serves students individually or in small groups. Group topics include: CHANGES: children whose family have major changes i.e. death or divorce. FRIENDSHIP: Social skills such as making and keeping friends, resolving conflicts, and self-esteem building. Referrals are made by parents and teachers. In addition, there are presentations in some classrooms about problem solving with friends, and personal safety.
Social/emotional DVD’s are broadcast periodically school-wide to students in various grade levels, with topics such as empathy, impulse control,violence prevention, building friendship, respecting ourselves and each other and telling vs. tattling.
Consultation with parent includes parenting strategies, coping with difficult transitions, and making referrals to community agencies, such as mental health providers for children and adults, food,clothing or housing assistance, and emergency assistance.
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WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL! September marks the beginning of Kelso presentations in Kindergarten classes. Kelso is a frog puppet who teaches children 9 different ways to solve small problems with their friends. SMALL problems are ones children can handle by themselves. BIG problems are those that are unsafe and children should ask an adult for help. Watch for a parent letter to come home with more information. After parent conferences in October, small groups will begin in the counseling office.
-The best time to contact me is between 8:30 and 9:30, and after 3:30, OR leave a voice mail and I will try to contact you within a reasonable time. If you have an emergency, please contact the office.