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School Counselor Introduction
Back to School Tips

School counselors make a measurable impact in every student’s life, assisting with academic, career and personal/social development. Professional school counselors are trained in both educating and counseling, allowing them to function as a facilitator between parents, teachers and the student in matters concerning the student’s goals, abilities and any areas needing improvement. School counselors provide services not only to students in need, but to all students.

http://schoolcounselor.org/parents-public

School Counselor Voki
http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=10060992&height=267&width=200

Why Elementary School Counselors?

Elementary school counselors are professional educators with a mental health perspective who understand and respond to the challenges presented by today’s diverse student population. Elementary school counselors don’t work in isolation; rather they are integral to the total educational program. They provide proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to help students achieve school success.

http://schoolcounselor.org/school-counselors-members/careers-roles/why-elementary-school-counselors

Drug Free Awareness
National Crime Prevention Council

How Parents Can Prevent Drug Abuse

Research shows that the main reason that kids don't use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs is because of their parents.

http://www.ncpc.org/topics/drug-abuse/alcohol-tobacco-and-other-drugs

Red Ribbon Week

Information that explains the story behind Red Ribbon Week

http://www.imdrugfree.com/index.html

How to Help a Grieving Child
How to Help a Grieving Child
http://www.dougy.org/grief-resources/how-to-help-a-grieving-child/

Scholastic Resources - Children and Grief
http://www.scholastic.com/childrenandgrief/

Sesame Street - Grief Toolkit
http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/tlc/griefresources

Student Support / Resources
Strength, Courage, Confidence

This site has been created by Savannah,  a high school junior in Georgia. She is also an Ambassador Girl Scout.  She created the site to help others understand more about  Anorexia, Binge Eating, Bulimia, Stress, lack of Self-Esteem and much more.

Http://www.strengthcourageconfidence.webs.com

Student Online Achievement Resources

SOAR is an innovative program that makes it easy for parents to play an active role in their children’s education. SOAR is designed for military families and classmates of military dependents, and is easily accessible worldwide.


Students take an assessment aligned to state standards, and SOAR directs them to individualized tutorials to improve skills where needed. Parents can monitor their children’s progress from anywhere, and are provided with resource materials.

http://www.soarathome.org/

Military Support Resources
Free Personalized Tutoring and Much More!

A Free Resource available for students and military families is accessible at Tutor.com. Free Personalized Help is available from a Live Expert! Go to Tutor.com to create your free account!

http://www.tutor.com/

Military OneSource

Welcome to Military OneSource

Your search stops here – click around for answers to the military life questions you didn't even know to ask. Military OneSource is your central hub and go-to-place for the military community.

Get to know your benefits and prepare for the big stuff ... deployments, reintegration, moves, parenthood, retirement  and more.

Browse by topic or search for that strangely specific question you want to know the answers to. No matter where military life takes you, with Military OneSource you'll always be in the loop.

http://www.militaryonesource.mil/

Dads at a Distance

Ideas and activities for deployed dads to do for their children back home! Great site! 

http://www.daads.com

Moms Over Miles

Like Dads at a Distance, this site is especially designed for moms who are deployed or away from their children that offer ways to help stay connected!

http://www.momsovermiles.com

National Military Family Association
http://www.militaryfamily.org/kids-operation-purple/deployment.html

Parent Resouces
Onslow County Student Services

Check out the Student Health Services link where you can see School Calendars and find a wealth of information concerning student registration, transcripts, health services, athletics, scholarships, policies, and much more! 

http://onslowcounty.schoolinsites.com/Default.asp?PN=FAQS&L=1&DivisionID=2551&LMID=97295&ToggleSideNav=ShowAll

American School Counselors Association

Parents Section - Articles for Parents

http://www.schoolcounselor.org/magazine/category/for-parents

Educate Families: A Home-to-School Program

Common Sense Media offers a FREE program to help parents and caregivers navigate and discuss the impact of digital media on kids' social, emotional, and intellectual development.

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators/parent-media-education

Parent Guide to Facebook

Welcome to the fully updated 2012 edition of A Parents’ Guide to Facebook (PDF)! It’s designed to help you understand what Facebook is and how to use it safely.

http://www.connectsafely.org/Safety-Advice-Articles/facebook-for-parents.html

Discipline Help for Parents

Every parent needs a little help sometimes! Here is a great site with lots of behaviors we may see in our children and excellent strategies backed by research to help address them!

http://www.webmd.com/parenting/guide/discipline-tactics

How to Teach Children to Read
Free Online Video Series

In this 15 part free video series parents learn how to encourage their children to read and how to create a reading program for their kids.

http://www.ehow.com/videos-on_5555_teach-children-read.html

Teacher Resources
The Master Teacher

Before you can begin trying to change a child's behavior, you have to properly identify that behavior. Identify the behavior that you wish to address (there are ten main behaviors to chose from on the list) For example: The Attention Demander - On the right hand side you will see information related to the behavior, the effects, action that can be taken and mistakes concerning discipline which often make the behavior worse.

http://www.disciplinehelp.com/sp/32841-signup

Counselor Referral Forms
Teacher Referral Form

Teachers and Staff ONLY!

This link is only for Meadow View Elementary Teachers and Staff.

Please use the Teacher Referral Form to make confidential student referrals to the School Counselor.  Please be sure to click Submit after you complete the form. 

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cLnHb-r5JEt5yuFpqItixHenkd_5dRZxIVuSCI1pi4E/viewform

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