Counseling

Mission

The mission of the school counseling and guidance program at Leona Doubek Elementary School is to enhance the academic, personal/social, and career development of all students.  Support may be provided to students in the following ways:

Classroom Guidance Lessons

Classroom guidance lessons are planned, educational groups designed to help students understand and deal with normal developmental tasks and issues.  These include:

Kindergarten

  • Character Development
  • Citizenship
  • Bullying Prevention

1st Grade

  • Goal Setting
  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Social Skills
  • Character Development
  • Citizenship
  • Academic Success
  • Bullying Prevention

Small Group Counseling

Some students participate in small group counseling.  Groups allow students to interact with and support their peers who may be experiencing similar feelings or situations.  The goal of small group is to enhance and develop students' coping skills.   These groups are confidential in nature and offerings may vary year to year, based on student needs.  Counseling Groups offered throughout the school year may include:

  • New Students
  • Social Skills
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Girls Group / Boys Group
  • Changing Families

Individual Counseling

The counselor works one-on-one with a student to help them resolve problems and developmental concerns, enhance decision-making skills, and/or build coping skills.  The goal of individual counseling is to remove any barriers that may be getting in the way of a student being the best learner that they can be.  This counseling is conducted in a confidential setting and is a short-term and solution-focused, limited intervention.

About the Comprehensive School Counseling Program

  • School Counseling Curriculum-AODA prevention, bullying prevention, career awareness, communication skills, conflict resolution, goal setting, interpersonal skills, individual differences, protective behaviors, self-awareness, self-management, social skills, study and test-taking skills.

  • Individual Student Planning-academic support, goal setting, new student transition/orientation, review of records, test interpretation

  • Responsive Services-behavior support/planning, conflict resolution, crisis counseling, individual and group counseling, referrals/consultation

  • System Support-collaboration teaming, Junior Achievement program coordination, parent and community outreach/education, professional development, student activity planning