Counselor's Corner

 

The primary role of the elementary school counselor is to be a support for the students’ academic, personal, and/or social needs. School counselors also collaborate and consult with staff and parents regarding how best to meet the needs of students. Group and individual counseling services are available to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The most common issues addressed in group counseling are friendship, getting along, and expressing emotions appropriately. Groups typically run for 6-8 weeks.

The counselor provides classroom lessons which encourage and teach children the many skills needed for personal development, career exploration, and educational development. Again this year, I will be splitting my time between Red Bridge and Boone Elementary to teach classroom lessons, facilitate small groups, and to meet with students one-on-one. I will be at Red Bridge every Tuesday, Wednesday afternoon, and Friday. I am at Boone Mondays, Wednesday mornings and Thursdays. If you need to contact me, please leave a voicemail at (816) 612-4207 or email me at jburnett@center.k12.mo.us.

Have a wonderful year!

Mrs. Burnett

 

Helpful Links

 

Parting with Love and Logic

Medical and  emotional/behavioral health topics@ American Academy of Pediatrics

Grief Support @ Solace House

Career information for kids @ Bureau of Labor Statistics

Educational activities plus parenting support @PBS Kids and @Sesame Street 

Bullying information and resources @ Pacer Center's Kids Against Bullying and  Stop Bullying Now

Free and confidential support for people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress @ Suicide Prevention Lifeline