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SE School Counseling Program

HCPS SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM GOAL

 

Our goal is to support, encourage, and promote the growth and development of well-rounded, productive, responsible citizens that exhibit strong character traits at school, at home, and within their community.

 SCHOOL COUNSELOR RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Classroom Guidance

Students have a scheduled time for Classroom Guidance at a minimum of once per month.  Guidance classes are 30-40 minutes in duration. Lessons focus on the three main areas of content required by the VA Standards of Learning - Academic Development, Career Development, & Personal/Social Development. Students participate in a wide variety of hands-on, fun, and interactive lessons covering Character Education, Personal Hygiene, Social Skills, Career Education, Bully Prevention, and Study Skills - just to name a few!

 

Individual Counseling

In the event that any student should have a special need or concern, this type of counseling is available.  At the elementary level, topics may involve behavior problems, social skills, grief/trauma, divorce, or any personal issue that concerns the child.  Individual counseling sessions are highly confidential, and parents are notified if their child requires ongoing individual counseling services. Resources are also available for outside counseling services, if needed.

 

Small Group Counseling

Small groups are implemented, as necessary, to meet the needs of the student body.  Counseling sessions are confidential, and students are required to sign confidentiality statements.  In addition, parent permission is obtained prior to a child's participation. Topics may include self-control, anger management, grief, divorce, friendship skills, self-esteem, or other important issues.

 Additional Responsibilities May Include:

Counseling Referrals

Curriculum Planning

Administrative Designee

Child Study Committee Chairperson

Section 504 Plan Chairperson

Student Council Association (SCA) Coordinator

Building Response Team

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS) 

Committee Retention Committee

Threat Assessment Team

Community Outreach Coordinator

Attendance Meetings

Student/Parent Conferences

Home Visits

Other Committees As Assigned

Curriculum Topics

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Caring / Kindness
  • Trustworthiness
  • Citizenship
  • Fairness
  • Bullying
  • Careers
  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management/Regulation
  • Self Control
  • Relational Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mindset
  • Personal Hygiene 
  • Manners
  • Friendship 

 *Additional topics that are deemed necessary by the classroom teachers.

 Curriculum Resources

  • Character Counts (https://charactercounts.org)
  • Lion’s Quest (https://www.lions-quest.org
  • VA Career View (https://www.vaview.vt.edu)
  • Kelso’s Choices (https://kelsoschoice.com/home/)
  • Positive Action (https://www.positiveaction.net)
  • Trevor Romain Video Series
  • Auto B Good Book/Video Series and supplemental materials (http://autobgood.com)
  • Adventures in the Book of Virtues (School Edition)
  • Bugg Books Series
  • Howard B. Wigglebottom Book Series
  • Lively Lessons
  • Stories from Duso
  • Kindness Counts
  • HEROes - Help Encourage Respect Others (http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/37112)
  • Julia Cook Books  (https://www.juliacookonline.com/)
  • Berenstain Bears Books
  • Critical Decisions - literature based life lessons for young children
  • Have You Filled Your Bucket Today?  https://bucketfillers101.com/

 Useful Links