The mission of the Cloverleaf Elementary School Counseling Program, in collaboration with school staff, parents/guardians, and community members, is to lay the foundation for all students to achieve personal success in their academic, career, and personal/social development. The program advocates for the education of the whole child by providing a developmentally age-appropriate curriculum that is proactive and comprehensive in nature.
What does a School Counselor do?
Cloverleaf Elementary school counselors are available to help students reach their highest potential in the areas of academic, personal/social, and career development. To achieve this, school counselors provide a program of many services including:
- Classroom & group guidance lessons
- Short-term individual counseling
- Short-term small group counseling
- Short-term crisis counseling
- Individual and small group appraisal
- Individual and small group advisement
- Referral assistance to outside community programs and services
- Consultation & collaboration with parents/guardians, teachers, school personnel, administrators, and community members
- Professional development
By means of these services, school counselors address students' developmental needs and concerns. Common topics addressed include study skills, organizational skills, feelings, behavior, coping skills, bullying, grief/loss, divorce, decision making, self-esteem, friendship, conflict resolution, and many more.