Counselor: Felisa Ebio
Since children may experience a variety of concerns at different developmental stages, Mora's Guidance Program offers many services that assist students in acquiring knowledge and skills necessary for healthy development. Guidance and Counseling services are offered for all children in grades K - 5th.
The Guidance and Counselor program at Mora Elementary School is designed to be proactive and preventative as well as development. Students will be worked with in 3 different settings:
1. All students in Pre-Kinder - 5th receives classroom guidance lessons with their class every 7 days.
2. Students may be invited to participate in a small group setting. In small groups, 4-6 students at a time, students are taught special skills. These groups meet in the morning or during the school day once every 7 days for 30 minute sessions.
3. Individual students are seen by the counselors when they have a concern which may interfere with their ability to learn or concentrate on school work. An appointment may be to see the counselor by the student, teacher, parent or by invitation of the counselor.
Guidance Lessons are intended to cover the following:
4 Skill Goal
1. Intrapersonal Relationships
- Developing a positive self-concept
- Changing a particular behavior
- Developing ways to manage the demands of school, social activities and family
- Making positive decisions and taking responsibility for actions.
2. Interpersonal Relationships
- Evaluating how prejudice can be harmful
- Respecting and Appreciating differences
- Learn how to effectively communicate with others
- Navigating relationships with friends, dating partners, family members, teachers and employers
3. Post-Secondary Planning and Career Readiness
- Motivation to achieve in school
- Understanding how grades can affect post-secondary choices
- Selecting a career or college path
- setting post-graduation goals
4. Personal Health and Safety
- Identifying resilience and positive coping skills
- Identifying assertiveness skills for personal protection
- Learning how to set personal boundaries
- Creating a personal wellness plan
6 Pillars of Character
Small Group Counseling:
At Mora Elementary School 2 types of small group counseling are offered. The first group is developmental. These groups address developmental topics such as leadership skills, time management, organizational skills, focusing, etc.These groups are intended to help students be more successful in school.
The second type of small groups counseling is specific to a special concern or need. These groups are offered to students who share a common concern. Topics include, but are not limited to, divorce, military deployment, anger management, adjusting to grief or loss, making friends, and building self confidence.
Students can be referred for small group counseling by parents, teachers, administrators or through self-referral. Students will not be seen in a group setting the written permission of a parent or guardain.
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