Welcome to the Seaford Elementary School Counseling Page
Meet Your School Counselor
Hello! My name is Mrs. Downs, and I love working with the wonderful students and families at Seaford Elementary School. I received my Master's in School Counseling at Old Dominion University in 2009 and have 12 years of experience as a School Counselor. I strive to support students' academic, social and emotional needs. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Individual Counseling: Students can be referred by self, parents or teachers
- Small Group Counseling: Social Skills, Deployment, Family Changes, Anxiety/Worries, Etc.
- Classroom Lessons: Feelings, Bullying Prevention, Diversity, Career Exploration, Mindfulness, Goal Setting
- Consultation: with teachers or parents
- Peer Mediation
- Gifted Contact
- Family Life Education Lessons
The counselor helps parents to ...
- * promote positive home/school relationships
- *understand the school program
- * recognize the stages of child growth and development
- * understand their child's progress in school
- * accept students' abilities and limitations
- * identify learning problems, concerns and possible solutions
- * obtain information about results of tests
- * plan for referrals to outside agencies/outside professional help
The counselor helps teachers and other school personnel to ...
- * provide a positive learning environment
- * understand and meet students' individual needs
- * determine/coordinate if special student assistance is needed
- * plan and present classroom lessons as an integral part of the school system curriculum
- * share ideas at workshops/in-service programs
The counselor helps students to ...
- * achieve more in school
- * understand the programs, staff, services and activities in the school
- * understand their abilities, interests and limitations
- * apply problem solving decision making skills to resolve problems that get in the way of learning
- * learn and apply effective study habits
- * understand and accept themselves
- * become more independent and responsible for their behavior
- * improve skills for interacting and communicating with others
- * adjust to a new school
- * recognize the relationship of education to the world or work
Ask a Counselor .....
When you need to discuss:
- * attitudes toward school
- * academic growth
- * personal and emotional development
- * relationships with teachers
- * relationships with other students
- * relationships with siblings
- * changes in family circumstances
- * available community resources