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As of August 31, 2016 Stafford County Public Schools has a new web look at www.StaffordSchools.net.  New site displays best with Firefox or Chrome. If you are reaching this site through a bookmark or search engine, please redirect to our new site. No data on this site is considered valid, please do not refer or reference this content. As of January 1, 2017 this archived site will be removed.  
Counselors-Mrs. Addo & Mrs. August

Stafford Elementary School Counseling Department.
Here For You!

As part of SES' comprehensive counseling program group counseling and group guidance is offered throughout the school year.  Group counseling is an effective way to reach certain children and help them learn better ways of dealing with personal problems and social skills deficits.  Group leader(s) work with four to six children for 30 minutes once a week for six weeks.

It is important to distinguish between group guidance and group counseling.  Group guidance is educational in nature and involves sharing information that all of the children need, such as friendship skills, being a good citizen of the school, study skills, and so on.  This information can be provided to a whole class or even larger group.  Group guidance, something every child needs and deserves on a regular basis, is preventative in nature and helps keep issues from becoming problems in the future.  In contrast, group counseling is remedial in nature and involves a counseling relationship between each child in the group and the counselor.  It is meant to help solve developmental problems that already exist and to keep these problems from getting out of hand.

Group counseling is not the best choice for every child who has problems.  For example, if a child is in a personal or family crisis a group experience may not be appropriate during the upheaval, even though he or she might benefit from a group experience in the future.  A youngster who is very aggressive or who needs constant attention would not be a good candidate.  Some children’s problems are already so pervasive that short-term group counseling would not be appropriate.  So, although a child might need counseling services of some kind very badly, group counseling might not be the best kind of service.  If you know of such students, we will be happy to help them find appropriate help.

Throughout the 2015-2016 school year we shall interview and select students who are good candidates for each of the groups to be offered.  The group counseling experiences planned for this year are on the following specific topics:

 Students new to SES                                     Children of Divorce            

Students experiencing low Self-esteem             Improving Social Skills

Anger Management                                         Withstanding Peer Pressure

Young Ladies: respecting/loving self                 Dealing with Death

Deployed Parent(s)                                         Unmotivated Students


Start dates and times will be posted prior to the start of each group.  Please contact the counseling staff with any questions or to refer viable candidates for any of the groups.
Shawn Addo

 

Have a great summer!
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Class Files
 Ambassadors
These fifth grade students offer mediation to fellow students to resolve social conflicts, act as tour guides to potential SES families and promote a sense of goodwill and community by promoting the Connect with Kids character education/bully prevention program.
 Flagraisers
Specially trained fifth grade students whom raise and lower our state and national flags at the start and end of each day. These students are chosen for this honor due to thier sense of responsibility and dependability.
 Small Groups
Participation in all small groups requires written parental permission. Descriptions and permission slips for groups can be found in this folder.
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