The services provided by the school counselors to children include classroom lessons, counseling groups, crisis counseling and individual counseling. Classroom lessons cover a range of topics, including conflict resolution, self-awareness, communication skills and bullying awareness. Skill focused groups provide opportunities for development of age appropriate social skills and self-control. Additional groups address issues related to friendship, changing families or loss and grief. Individual counseling services are available for any issue which is impacting the child's functioning in the school setting.
Counselors also work with teachers and parents to help determine the best way to support children who are experiencing academic, social, emotional or behavioral difficulties. A team approach is often the best way to support a child having difficulties, and the counselor is part this team.