Why student support groups?
Several students support groups are offered throughout the school year as part of the counseling program. Student support groups provide an opportunity for additional personal and social skill building. They provide a chance for students to share, to be a part, to feel special, and to increase their sense of belonging. Working with the students in a closer group relationship allows the counselor to gain better insight into strengths and weaknesses of the child and allows the opportunity to see the child relating in a school setting.
How are groups formed?
The school counselor, teachers, administrators, and/or parents/guardians can refer students for group. Groups such as friendship, family change, grief, boys/girls, organizational groups will be held as needed throughout the year.