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Developmental Guidance Program

Garnet Valley Elementary Schools
Guidance and Counseling Program

"Quality Educational Opportunity for All Students"


The Elementary Program
Concord Elementary / Bethel Springs Elementary / Garnet Valley Elementary Schools

The guidance and counseling program at the elementary level provides a
quality educational opportunity for all students.

* Promotes social, emotional, and personal growth at each stage of development

* Aids in the development of decision making, problem solving, and coping skills

* Helps with transitions and changes

* Assists all students to mature in understanding of themselves and others

* Offers crisis intervention and remediation services

* Provides opportunities to learn and practice social skills in classroom and small group settings

* Provides services for children with special needs

* Supports students who are new to the school


Inpidual and Small Group Counseling

The school counselors meet with inpiduals and small groups to address various topics. Students can be referred by themselves or by their parents, teachers, or other staff members.

* Provide support for school related issues and concerns interfering with school progress

* Provide extra practice to support skills taught in the classroom guidance program


Developmental Guidance Lessons

The classroom guidance component allows the counselors the opportunity to meet with each class once a week for two thirds of the school year.
Classroom lessons address age (grade) appropriate, targeted areas of student development, supported by activities that are conducted on a planned basis.

Self awareness

Friendship

Decision Making

Problem Solving

Anger Management

Conflict Resolution

Fear/Loss

Transitions

Career Education

Responsible Behavior


Consultation

School counselors work with parents, teachers, and administrators to support children.

* Serve as a resource

* Conference with parents and staff to promote a positive learning experience

* Provide information, materials, and referral assistance

* Gain understanding of students through observation


The School Counselor

A school counselor is a professionally trained specialist with a strong background in the behavioral sciences and human relations.

Resource person

Teacher

Group facilitator

Consultant

Coordinator of guidance services


Feel free to contact the counselor

Bethel Springs Elementary 610-579-3009

Concord Elementary 610-579-6157

Garnet Valley Elementary 610-579-4145

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