Brentwood Elementary School Counseling

Welcome to Brentwood Elementary's School Counselor Page!  This webpage will give you access to your school counselor's comprehensive school counseling program (CSCP), as well as additional information to better serve you! The CSCP delivers developmentally appropriate social/emotional, academic and career prevention/interventions that target the needs of our students. These prevention/interventions may include small group counseling, individual counseling, or classroom guidance lessons.

Feel free to explore my webpage and you can find my contact information by clicking on the "About Your Counselor" like to the left. 

What Is The Role Of A School Counselor? The CSCP Rationale

According to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), "school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, career and social/emotional development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.

​​Elementary school counselors are educators uniquely trained in child development, learning strategies, self-management and social skills, who understand and promote success for today’s diverse students. They implement a comprehensive school counseling program to support students through this important developmental period. 
The program provides education, prevention and intervention activities, which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. The program teaches knowledge, attitudes and skills students need to acquire in academic, career and social/emotional development, which serve as the foundation for future success." (ASCA, 2012)

School counselors can help by...
  • Helping children express and deal with feelings.
  • Providing a safe environment for children to talk.

School counselors may...
  • Meet with a child who was referred to the counselor by themselves, their parents, their teacher, or an administrator.
  • Help children resolve conflicts with peers.
  • Include children in small groups on different topics such as social skills, organizational skills, changing families, friendship, listening skills, and grief.
  • Teach guidance lessons in the classrooms on a wide variety of topics.
What are some things a school counselor can do for parents and families?
  • Meet with parents to discuss concerns about their child, particularly related to social, behavioral, and emotional issues.
  • Sit in on parent-teacher conferences upon the request of the teacher, parent, or administrator.
  • Provide parents with resources in the community to meet long-term counseling needs.
  • Work with parents and teachers to develop a behavioral plan for a child who is experiencing behavior difficulties in school.
  • Suggest and/or lend books or other resources to families on a variety of topics.

School counselor help families in need or in crisis.  These crises may be emotional, personal or financial.  

  • Counselors find resources and/or refer families in need or crisis.

v     Counseling in the school setting is brief and a referral may be made to an outside agency if therapy is desired or indicated.