School Counselor

MRS. JETT IS HERE TO HELP!

School counselors strive to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students within the school. A counselor provides support and assistance to students through the use of classroom guidance, small group counseling, and individual counseling. In addition to these direct services, counselors also collaborate with parents, teachers, and other community stakeholders in order to ensure the needs of our students are being met. The role of a school counselor is to create a supportive, positive environment that fosters student achievement and growth.

 

** Click this link to access my personal page, where I post lessons, ideas, and topics for students/parents: Mrs. Jett's Counseling Page

 

Classroom Guidance

The use of classroom guidance allows students to learn important topics and skills that they will be able to apply outside of the classroom, following the national standards set forth by the American School Counseling Association. Some of these topics include, but are not limited to: Friendship, Bullying, Conflict Resolution, Coping Skills, Safety, etc. The order and duration of topics are based upon needs assessment data and teacher input.

 

Small Group Counseling

This form of counseling is used to target specific learning areas and allows for additional learning opportunities on certain topics in a smaller setting. They allow students the opportunity to develop relationships and support with other group members, learn new skills, and to apply what they have learned in a variety of settings in and out of the school. Group topics vary greatly dependent upon the needs of the students at that current time.

 

Individual Counseling

One-on-one counseling that is provided on a short-term basis for students.

 

Consultation and Collaboration

Another role of the school counselor is to collaborate with teachers, parents, administrators, or community stakeholders when appropriate in order to provide students with the proper resources and support. This is an integral part of the school counselor’s role in order to best support the academic, social, and emotional needs of all students.

 

More information on Elementary School Counselors and the role they have in the school: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/Careers-Roles/WhyElem.pdf

 

Confidentiality

Confidentiality during counseling is always maintained, UNLESS:

  1. Student poses a danger to self or others.
  2. There is a court ordered disclosure or subpoena.
  3. Student and/or guardian gives permission to share confidential information
  4. Suspected abuse or neglect.

Questions?

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me! I can be reached via e-mail at simerlym@monroek12.org or telephone at 423-442-2236.

 

Helpful Websites and Resources

 

COVID-19

Talking with your children about COVID-19

https://28638781-c0c7-460f-81ae-fa6eba3486b9.filesusr.com/ugd/517d15_915f31f39df449a2837c11862a7ab39c.pdf

https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/Docs/latest_news/2020/Coronavirus_COVID19__Children.pdf

 

Helping children cope while sheltering in place https://www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/Docs/latest_news/2020/Helping-Kids-Cope-While-Sheltering-in-Place.pdf

 

Supporting Children and Teens during the Coronavirus Pandemic    https://www.mghclaycenter.org/hot-topics/7-ways-to-support-kids-and-teens-through-the-coronavirus-pandemic/

 

Parenting

https://www.positiveparenting.com/

https://www.verywellfamily.com/school-age-kids-4157368

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/help-child-divorce.html

 

Self-Care and Mindfulness

https://childmind.org/article/self-care-in-the-time-of-coronavirus/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

https://www.brainpop.com/health/personalhealth/mindfulness/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awo8jUxIm0c&feature=youtu.be Mindfulness Videos

https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids

https://parentinfo.org/article/mindfulness-in-schools-a-parents-guide

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWxAiWo-jWc

 

Grief

https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/death.html

https://www.covenanthomecareandhospice.com/katerpillar-kids-camp-grief/

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255