Small Group Guidance provides a supportive environment for students experiencing commonly shared concerns such as stress, grief, divorce, anger, organization, friendship, etc. These groups are offered to all students. Please contact me if you would like your child to participate in a small group. Small groups give students the opportunity to share ideas and support one another. Kids can see they are not the only ones feeling a certain way or going through a certain situation. Small groups are conducted based on the needs of our students. They typically run 5-6 weeks and the group meets once a week for 20-30 minutes. Parent permission is needed.
Individual support is available to all students at the request of teachers, parents, or students. I am a resource to help students succeed in school. Individual support within the school setting is short-term. If your child tells you he/she met with me, please don’t be alarmed. Sometimes students self-refer and visit with me once or twice, and are able to solve their own problem. If students come to my office more than twice, or it is of a serious nature, parents are contacted. I feel fortunate to be able to spend time listening to students while providing a safe setting to help them work through problems or tough days. If a parent prefers that I do not meet with his/her child, individually or in a group, please let me know and I will accommodate the request.