Students can meet with their school counselor by self-referral, counselor referral, or teacher or parent request. During individual meetings the school counselor can help children understand and accept themselves, cope with family changes and/or family crises, and develop decision making skills, conflict resolution skills, anger management techniques, and problem solving strategies. The following are just a few examples of the situations in which school counselors can help students:
My parents are getting a divorce. I’m scared about what is happening to our family.
My best friend and I seem to be fighting a lot lately. We just can’t seem to get along.
I am the new student here at school and I am afraid that I just won’t fit in.
My parents are fighting a lot more than they used to - is it something I did?
My father just lost his job and everyone at home seems so upset all of the time.
I have been having nightmares lately and it takes me so long to fall asleep at night.
My grandmother passed away.
Mommy just had a new baby and that baby is ruining everything!
I do my homework, but I can’t seem to remember to bring it with me to school!!!
Tommy told me that if I didn’t give him my lunch money again today I’d be sorry!