Cardinal School Counseling

RAMP (2)The Cardinal  School Counseling Program

has been recognized as an

American School Counselor Association (ASCA)

                                         Model Program 2021  

 

Counseling Services

Counselors deliver a comprehensive school counseling program aligned with ASCA’s national model and designed to have a positive impact on student success.  School counseling is proactive and focused on helping remove barriers to academic success by supporting academic, personal, social or emotional challenges that may come up for students throughout the school year.

The Essential Role of Elementary School Counselors

The following services are provided by Cardinal school counselors:

Classroom Lessons

Lessons are developmentally appropriate for ALL students in grades K-5. Classroom lessons help promote the Cardinal moto CHIRP (cooperation, honesty, including others, respect, & perseverance).  Cardinal uses the Second Step and MindUp Curriculums to teach National and State counseling standards.  Lessons are given on a monthly or biweekly basis.

The lessons cover:

  • Skills for learning
  • Empathy
  • Emotion management
  • Problem solving
  • Bully prevention
  • Child safety & sexual abuse prevention
  • Career exploration
  • Transition to middle school/substance abuse prevention (5th grade only)

Classroom lessons are interactive, creative, evidence-based, and often include books, videos, music, or special projects to engage students.

Individual Counseling

Short term, solution focused counseling to help students better understand themselves, have positive interpersonal relationships, and resolve problems that might interfere with learning.  Individual counseling maybe initiated by parents, students, teachers or school counselors and lasts no more than 6-8 sessions.  Parent/guardian permission is required for individual counseling.

Small Group Counseling (often referred to as Lunch Bunches)

Students with similar concerns meet and practice skills in communicating, problem solving, and interacting with others.  Common group topics include: friendship, attendance, emotion management, and coping with life changes, such as family sickness, divorce or grief/loss.  Groups typically last 6-8 sessions.  Parent/guardian permission is required for group counseling.

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