Welcome to the Counselor's Corner!
Elementary Counselor's Mission Statement:
"In cooperation with parents, staff and community, the counselor will provide developmental, educational, preventative and responsive services with the intent of encouraging and supporting the lifelong development of the personal/social, academic, and career growth of each student.”
Your School Counselor is Mrs. Simcox. Mrs. Simcox will be at Chambers Hill Elementary on Cycle Days 1 and 2. She can be reached by phone at 717-561-1655 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
“It is only natural that we and our children find many things hard to talk about. But anything human is mentionable and anything mentionable can be manageable. The mentioning can be difficult and the managing too, but both can be done if we’re surrounded by love and trust.”-Fred Rogers
Services Update: TrueNorth Wellness Services are now providing school based outpatient counseling services to LES students. School based means that students receive their counseling services at school during their school day. Outpatient counseling services are billed through students' insurance. If you are interested in getting more information regarding these services please contact Miss Bram.
In light of many high profile tragedies in the news, it can be difficult to know how to speak with our children about them. I hope you find the following resources helpful.
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." To this day, especially in times of "disaster," I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world." -Fred Rogers
What Does a School Counselor Do?
Classroom Guidance Lessons- Mrs. Simcox will be visiting classrooms throughout the school year to discuss topics relating to social, emotional, academic, and career education for all students.
Small Group Counseling- Several small groups will run each school year depending upon student need. Topics of small groups may range from friendship and social skills, dealing with divorce or separation of parents, self-esteem, to coping skills. Not all groups are run each year and parent notification is required for students to participate. Groups take place during the school day and run for approximately 30 minutes a session for a total of 6-8 sessions.
Individual Counseling: One-on-one counseling is offered to all students as needed during school hours. Students may be referred by parents, teachers, or themselves.
Other Services Provided
Provides helpful suggestions to parents and teachers to support children’s needs.
Helps identify academic and social/emotional needs of children
Provides information to parents and teachers about community resources that would benefit children.