Groups, Groups, Groups!
Groups are a fun way to work on skills with other students who are working on the same set of skills. Groups, not only allow students to work toward a common goal, but also allow students to meet other kids enduring the same skill set. A wide variety of topics are covered during group sessions that will meet the students academic, career, and social/emotional development.
The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) (2012) states that groups:
• help students overcome issues impeding achievement or success
• help students identify problems, causes, alternatives and possible consequences so they can make decisions and take appropriate action
• are planned and goal-focused and are short-termed in nature
If you feel that your child would benefit from group counseling services, please contact me or fill out a group permission form and return to the school.