We are so happy to be able to serve our Kenrose Community! As part of our comprehensive counseling program here at Kenrose, our counselors serve our students, parents, and teachers through a wide variety of services. Some of the services include:
- Individual Counseling
- Small Groups
- Character Education through Classroom Lessons and Recognition Ceremonies
- Cardinal Connection (Parenting Education Program)
- Student Council advisors
- Bus Safety Patrol advisors
We teach Life Skills, our classroom curriculum, on a monthly schedule.
Main Topics Addressed:
character lessons, self-awareness, school and study success skills, feelings, safety, healthy choices/ peer pressure, decision making, communication skills and friendship, conflict resolution, goal setting, and manners
Small groups are organized to help students meet certain challenges they may be facing. These groups give student’s an opportunity to share and acquire specific skills in a confidential setting. They usually meet once a week in groups of three to seven students. The duration of the group can last from four to eight weeks.
Examples of small groups:
A. friendship groups to help children build social skills
B. anger management groups to help students learn how to deal with anger
C. grief groups to help children cope with the death of a loved
D. changing families to help children adjust to the challenges of divorce, remarriage and step-families
All students are free to talk with us about any personal concerns they may have. We follow an ideology of Solution-focused brief counseling. Students may be referred by teachers, parents, or as a self-referral.
Elementary School Counselors help students learn the skills and attitudes necessary to be successful learners and citizens. We emphasize with students that the classroom is their first workplace. Developing skills in communication, decision-making, interpersonal relationships, and career awareness are all important in life as well as important in a counseling relationship. Information shared with your school counselor will be taken in confidence.