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Dr. Velma Burse Phone Icon 314.653.8088 Email Icon Email
  Mrs. Ronya Williams Phone Icon 314.653.8079 Email Icon Email

Fairview Primary School Guidance Program

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What does an elementary school counselor do?

~ Helps ALL children

~ Teaches classroom guidance lessons dealing with understanding

of self and others, communication skills, decision making skills,

conflict resolution skills, and career exploration

~Works with children individually and in small groups

~ Consults with parents and teachers

~ Conducts parent workshops

~ Assists with crisis intervention

~ Coordinates Conflict Manager Program

~ Organizes annual Career Fair

~ Assists with Kindergarten screenings

How does a student get to see the counselor? 

~ the student may ask to go to the counselor’s office or

fill out a special kid’s referral form

~ the teacher or principal can send him or her

~ Mom, Dad or another care provider can request counseling services

~ a school friend may invite him or her for a special visit

What might a student talk about while in the counseling office?

~ feelings about him/herself

~ difficulty in making or getting along with friends

~ a family problem

~ a school problem

~ a fear or worry

~ a physical concern

~ the need for a little tender loving care

In any counseling situation confidentiality is maintained except:

1. In cases of suspected abuse or neglect.

2. If a child poses a danger to self or others.

3. The child and/or parent/guardian gives permission to share.