Once or twice a month, students have the opportunity to participate in classroom guidance sessions that address such topics as empathy, bullying, conflict resolution, peer relationships, drug awareness, career awareness, study skills, test taking skills, and personal safety. However, on some occasions, small group or individual sessions may be needed for your student in order to address certain issues.
Small group sessions may include: groups for students who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one through death; groups for those who may be having difficulty adjusting to changes such as divorce in the family; or groups for students having difficulty with peer relationships and conflict management. In the small group sessions, students will learn how to understand and solve problems through discussions, games, activities and / or sharing with others. Parental permission will be required for students to participate in small group sessions. Please understand that school counseling is not a clinical form of counseling and that therapeutic intervention from an outside source may sometimes be needed. In those cases, the school will be happy to assist you in learning how to receive further help, if you so desire.
Parents are welcome to review the instructional materials used during the classroom guidance lessons. Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information about our guidance program. If there is anything you would like to share about your child including possible problems, worries, fears, or trauma, please contact me at 387-2418. Confidentiality is respected.
If you would like for your child to be included in the next available small group for students who are experiencing difficulty due to any issue, please contact the Omega School guidance counselor, Tammy Slaven, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.