Guidance Support Services 

“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching” - C.S. Lewis 

About Me

Hello!  My name is Crystal Hunt. This is my first year as the primary and elementary guidance support. I have a Bachelors degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from Rochester University which I earned in 2005. I also have my MSW with a focus on Childhood Trauma which I earned from Chamberlain University in 2022.  Prior to beginning my career here at Social Circle I worked in Foster Care for a year and prior to that I worked at a local nursing home for 10 years. I have helped lead a local grief support group and was the leader of the MSW Student  Support Program for Chamberlain University, where I provided guidance on being successful in the program to new students.  I have a passion for serving children and families in anyway that I can. 

As the guidance support, my primary responsibility is to help students with their emotional, social, and educational development by providing one on one meetings, group meetings, and classroom lessons. I will be focusing on managing and identifying emotions, Zones of regulation, behavioral and emotional challenges, and peer conflicts. I will be collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of students and families at Social Circle Primary and Elementary Schools.

I have an open door policy

Any student can request to meet with me or they can be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent. If you would like to refer a student or have concerns about a student in the Social Circle City Schools system, please contact me at

My Schedule 

I am split between the primary and elementary schools. I am at the Primary School on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning, and at the elementary school campus on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon. 

Child Supervision Guidelines

DFCS suggests the following guidelines

When determining if a child is old enough and mature enough to be left without adult supervision. Keep in mind that each child is different. In addition to the minimum supervision guidelines, parents, guardians and adults have to consider child-specific factors such as personality, developmental progress, environment and maturity when deciding if a child is ready to accomplish activities with little or no supervision. The guidelines for children in foster care differ from the guidelines for children in parental custody.

Children in Parental Custody

1. Children (8) eight years or younger should not be left alone

2. Children between the ages of (9) nine years and (12) twelve years, based on level of maturity, may be left alone for brief (less than two hours) periods of time

3. Children (13) thirteen years and older, who are at an adequate level of maturity, may be left alone and may perform the role of babysitter, as authorized by the parent, for up to twelve hours.

Children in Foster Care

1. Children in DFCS custody are not permitted to babysit

2. Reliable and competent youth (14) fourteen years and older may be left under their own supervision under certain circumstances that have been previously agreed upon and documented by the Social Services Case Manager, Supervisor, and placement provider.

3. Youth who are 14 and older may be eligible of the Independent Living Program (ILP) and the development of a Graduated Independence Plan (GIP) that will allow the youth to engage in unsupervised age appropriate activities. The GIP must be developed in conjunction with the youth, the youth’s parent/caregiver (when applicable), SSCM, Supervisor, and placement provider.

We encourage you to view the DFCS Lack of Supervision Reference Guide for a complete list of guidelines and exceptions.

If you have specific questions concerning supervision guidelines, please contact the DFCS Customer Contact Center at 1-877-423-4746 (Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

Click on the link below for more information 

DFACS Supervision Guidelines.

Crystal Hunt 

Guidance Support 

Primary and Elementary School 

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Anna Claire Mell

School Social Worker

Primary and Elementary school


Primary & Eleentary Schools


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