Ms. James, Counselor
Counseling Services Available at CCPS
- Individual Counseling - A process where a student can discuss issues in a safe, positive, and confidential setting for a limited time. Ongoing therapy is not available in the school setting. Topics are based on the needs of the student and may include: feelings, changing families, peer pressure, friends, stress, academics, social skills, academics, bullying, getting along with others, problem-solving, and decision-making. Students can be referred for individual counseling by administrators, teachers, parents, or themselves.
- Small Group Counseling - A process where students, sharing similar issues and concerns, work together in a small group environment consisting of about 3-6 peers. The group sessions usually last about 30 minutes and are held for approximately 6-8 weeks. Topics are based on the needs of the students and may include divorce or changing families, grief and loss, friendship and social skills, study skills, conflict resolution, anger management, self-esteem, and stress-management.
- Classroom Guidance/Classroom Counseling - School Counselor develops and implements PK-2 classroom curriculum. These classroom lessons are regularly scheduled and address personal, social, academic, and career-related needs at the child's developmental level. Topics may include self-esteem, conflict resolution, study skills, anger management, career awareness, tattling/reporting, friendship/social skills, responsibility, respect, teasing/bullying, feelings, cooperation, goal setting/decision-making, and peer pressure.
The purpose of the McKinney-Vento Act is to address the problems that homeless children and youth face in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. The Crawford County School District will ensure that each homeless child or unaccompanied youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education as all other children.