Campus Phone: 832-223-2000

Counselor's Corner

 

Thank you to our Sponsor, 
Word of God Fellowship Church for Supporting Meyer Elementary and Blessing us this school year. On behalf of the Meyer Staff, I would like to extend our Gratitude to the church and say Thank You for all of the homemade treats, words of encouragements and letters! We are extremely grateful unto everyone at the church, it truly made each day even better. May you have a Blessed and Prosperous Summer and may our journey and connection, continue next year.

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In response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde Texas, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, educators, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. These resources include:

Psychological First Aid

The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA; En Español). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. PFA Mobile and the PFA Wallet Card (En Español) provide a quick reminder of the core actions. The PFA online training course is also available on the NCTSN Learning Center.

Additional PFA resources for schools include:

From the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center

From the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University

Disaster Helpline

SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.

Additional Resources

For those that are needing technical assistance or additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Melissa Brymer at mbrymer@mednet.ucla.edu

The Character Trait for the Month of April and May 2022 is Citizenship.  The students will learn about what it means to be a good citizen. They will also learn about the practice being a good citizen at school, home and in the community.
 The five pillars of good citizenship: 

*Be respectful of others and their property
*Be respectful of school property
*Follow school rules
*Demonstrate good character by being honest and dependable, and to give back to the        community
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The Four Components of the Counseling Program:

  1. Guidance – Helping all students develop basic life skills in the areas of self-confidence, motivation to achieve, decision making, effectiveness and responsible behavior.
  2. Responsive Services – With preventative and remedial interventions the counselor works with student, parents and other professionals to move students toward resolution of their problems.
  3. Individual Planning – Students are guided as they manage their educational and personal-social development.
  4. System Support – School counselors consult with teachers and administrators on behalf of students, parents and staff.

What are Counseling Groups?

Groups consist of several students near the same age who share a common concern. The counselor leads activities designed to help the children develop appropriate coping skills. Groups meet once a week over a period of 4 to 6 weeks. Some common types of groups include the following:

  • Divorce Groups – Help students of divorced parents deal with changes in the family structure.
  • Grief Groups – Help students say good-bye to someone close to them. Students address their sadness and learn coping skills.
  • Alcoholism/Drug Abuse Groups – Teach students about the illness of addiction and its effect on the family. Students identify ways to survive living with addicted people.
  • Social Skills Groups – Help students find new ways to make and keep friends.
  • Conflict Resolution Groups – Teach techniques of listening, clarifying issues and planning for peaceful resolution of conflict.
  • Self-Esteem Groups – Teach students to identify their own abilities and potential. Students learn the importance of their contribution to the school environment.
  • Anger Control Groups – Children learn how to be proactive as opposed to reactive in their life experiences at school.

What is Individual Counseling?

Individual counseling supports students in crisis and those having unique issues unable to be addressed in groups. Individual counseling usually happens once a week. The number of sessions varies with the circumstances. Individual counseling should be viewed as a short term teaching and support service rather than therapy.

If you would like your child to participate in a counseling group or if your child needs individual counseling please call Meyer Elementary Counselor Heather Ashton at (832) 223-2005. Ms. Ashton will assist you with information on how to give your written consent for counseling services. Note that your child will still participate in all other counseling related services such as classroom instruction, school-wide activities, and crisis intervention.

Counselor
Martha Teal
Phone: (832)223-2000
Fax: 832-223-2001
martha.teal@lcisd.org