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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.

https://www.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.

https://www.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://redribbon.org/

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/toolkits/grief

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

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/

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

Child Mind Institute

When a child is struggling, the whole family is affected. At the Child Mind Institute, we want to help you make good decisions for your kids and navigate the challenges of parenting. We explore the concerns and challenges we hear about most from parents and provide expert guidance on how to respond in the most effective way. And if you have a child who needs support, we offer resources that can help you get the best care for that child and the best outcome for your family.

https://childmind.org/audience/for-families/

Parent Guides from ConnectSafely

By parents, for parents: A growing collection of short, clearly written guidebooks that demystify apps, services and platforms popular with kids and teens. In PDF format. Feel free to download, print and share (if you share in bulk, please let us know via admin@connectsafely.org). Educators/community groups, find out how to get 150 printed copies free of charge.

 

http://www.connectsafely.org/fakenews/

Teacher Resources
Child Mind Institute

When children are struggling with emotional, behavioral and learning challenges, teachers are often the first ones to detect a problem. The Child Mind Institute is committed to helping educators identify and respond effectively to children with signs of a mental health or learning disorder. And since behavioral issues can disrupt learning for the whole class, we offer strategies that have been shown to help kids behave successfully — making the learning environment better for everyone.

 

https://childmind.org/audience/for-educators/

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