• Welcome to White Oak Elementary School’s Counseling Program website. White Oak Elementary is character-based school where students not only learn the academic skills needed to succeed but also the life skills needed to become a successful adult. The counseling program offers that outlet for students to learn about themselves and others through classroom guidance lessonsschool-wide character education programsgroup counseling, and individual counseling. 


    All of the Avon Elementary counseling programs have the philosophy that the whole child matters, and we create an environment that guides the child to find his or her potential.We work collaboratively with teachers and parents, which, in turn, positively affects the students. We get to know the students and recognize the strengths in each one of them.
     

    Who is an Elementary School Counselor?School Bus

    An Elementary School Counselor is a certified professional who works within a child's total environment to assist him/her in addressing his/her academic, behavioral, emotional and social needs.

     
    School Counselor helps to empower children to feel good about themselves and aids them in the process of making positive decisions that lead to healthy and meaningful lives.
     
    An Elementary School Counselor serves children, their families and the community.

    What does the Elementary School Counselor do?

    1. Serves as a "friendly helper" for ALL students and works with students on an individual basis and in small groups
    2. Facilitates classroom guidance and counseling sessions, helps identify student needs, and assists in assessment of students with special needs
    3. Oversees Character Education initiatives at the elementary level
    4. Consults with parents, teachers, administrators, and community agencies and aids in coordinating referrals to outside agencies


    With what types of things can a Counselor help?

    The School Counselor can provide support services to address a number of issues, including (though certainly not limited to) the following:  

    * Anger Management* Coping Skills
    * Anxiety* Divorce/Changing Families* Self-Esteem
    * Behavior Modification* Friendship Skills* Social Skills
    * Conflict Resolution* Grief and Loss* Stress Management



    How does a student see the Counselor?

    Students can see the Elementary Counselor via a self-referral, parental request, and/or teacher or administrative referral.

    Sessions may be held on a regular, ongoing basis or simply as needed.