As a part of our comprehensive school counseling
program, we are excited to introduce small groups to the curriculum. The
purpose of group is to promote and enhance student achievement. Counselors
create activities outside of the classroom to address particular student needs.
Groups are held once a week for duration of 30 minutes.
Stop, Think, Go! - We will work on conflict resolution skills. We will identify coping strategies for anger and identify physical and emotional precursors to anger.
Self-Esteem - We will discuss the meaning of self-esteem. We will talk about body image and self-identity. Students will identify personal strengths. Other discussions will include communication skills and understanding emotions.
Transitioning – We will identify healthy coping strategies for transitioning from elementary to junior high school. We will normalize the anxiety and emotions related to new transitions.
Study Skills - We will discuss the importance of studying. We will identify study methods (flash cards, highlighting, schedules, and using checklists).
Social Skills- Identifying school etiquette (classroom, halls, and cafeteria). Identifying how to make and keep friends, developing empathy, conversational skills, interpersonal skill, knowledge on self-control, resolving conflicts, listening actively and personal space.
Friendship - We will discuss the meaning of a good friend. We will talk about how to make and maintain friendship. We will work on sharing, taking turns and conversation skills.