Classroom guidance is a preventive approach to assisting children. It allows the counselor to focus on topics that are beneficial to the whole child. counselors meet with the grade level teams and discuss what the teachers feel would be most helpful to their students. Topics can include but are not limited to: friendship skills, conflict resolution, character education, violence prevention, career exploration, the transition to middle school, and identification and expression of feelings.
Small Group Counseling
Small group counseling is available for students in grades 2-5. Small group sessions are for students that may need additional assistance in a particular area. Short-term small groups that may be offered are anger management, dealing with divorce, social skills, and coping with grief and loss.
Counselors will meet with students individually when the need arises. Students can be referred to counselors by parents, teachers, and administrators. Students in grades 3-5 have self-referral slips in their classrooms.
Teacher and Parent Consultation
Counselors are available to meet with teachers and/or parents regarding any concerns they have about a child. You may contact a counselor by phone at (919) 363-2871 or by e-mailing Ms. McNally.
Privacy is an inherent part of the counseling relationship. As required by law, full disclosure must be made if a student indicates they wish to do harm to themselves, someone is harming them and/or they wish to harm someone else. In addition, confidentiality can be broken if given permission by the student.