Mental Health Corner

Our mission is to foster growth, development and educational achievement through advocacy, education and support for all students.

  • What Does a School Counselor Do?

    School counselors help ALL STUDENTS acquire the KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, and SKILLS needed to be successful in academic, career, and social/emotional development

    At Carver Elementary School, this happens at 3 different levels:

     Level 1- ALL STUDENTS receive SEL (social-emotional lessons) during the specials rotation. These lessons teach students about many different social-emotional skills, such as identifying and expressing emotions appropriately, coping skills, communication skills, and problem-solving skills.

     Level 2- SOME students receive small group counseling and/or instruction. Small group counseling and instruction are for students who need extra help learning specific skills. Small group counseling is typically short-term. 

    Level 3- FEW students receive short-term individual counseling. Individual counseling is meant for students who have higher individual needs or need help with a problem that is not appropriate for a group setting.

    **If a student needs more support beyond what I can offer, there are other supports available. Please contact me to discuss!**

     

    Confidentiality

    We are here to support you, we value building relationships and recognize that a huge component of this involves trust.  Therefore, most information shared with us is confidential. It is important to note, however, that confidentiality must be broken in the following situations:
    -If a student reports that they are being or have been harmed by someone
    -If a student reports that they plan to harm someone or have harmed someone
    -If a student reports that they have or are planning to harm himself or herself
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