Southside Elementary School
Welcome to the Counselor's webpage!
The Southside Elementary School Counseling program aims to create and maintain a safe, collaborative learning community where complete services are delivered to every student to maximize his/her achievement as well as his/her personal, social, academic, and career-related potential.
To equip all students with the knowledge and skills to foster high student achievement through growth in personal/social, academic, and career domains.
*Individual Counseling-students discuss issues in a safe, positive, and confidential setting (for a limited time, ongoing therapy is not available at school). Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include: feelings, changing families, peer pressure, friends, stress, academics, social skills, bullying, getting along with others, problem-solving and decision-making.
*Small Group Counseling-students share similar issues and concerns, work together in a small group environment consisting of about 4-8 peers. The group sessions usually last about 15-30 minutes and are held for approximately 6-8 weeks. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include divorce or changing families, grief and loss, friendship and social skills, study skills, conflict resolution, anger management, self-esteem, and stress-management.
*Classroom Guidance/Classroom Counseling-the School Counselor develops and implements K-5 classroom curriculum. This K-5 curriculum addresses personal, social, academic, and career-related needs. Teaching developmental skills and using age-appropriate, classroom-based lessons. Topics may include self-esteem, conflict resolution, study skills, anger management, career awareness, tattling/reporting, friendship/social skills, responsibility, respect, teasing/bullying, feelings, cooperation, goal setting/decision-making,
and peer pressure.
*In any counseling situation, confidentiality is maintained except:
1. In cases of suspected abuse or neglect.
2. If a child poses a danger to self or others.
3. The child and/or parent/guardian give permission to share information.