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Counseling

Counselor Corner

2019-2020

Hello,

My name is Meghan Martinez and I am the School Counselor for 2019-2020 school year. The School Counseling program at Adobe Acres will be based on equity and will focus on the academic, career and personal/social development of every student.

Family Assistance - The School Counselor works hand in hand with our school’s Parent Liaison, Lizeth Aviles, and our Community School Coordinator, Cindy Smith, in assisting families with uniforms and the school’s Food Bank.

Health and Wellness - The School Counselor collaborates with the school Social Worker, Nurse, Psychologist, and administrators to target specific health, mental health, social and environmental needs of students and families.  Access to an array of wrap-around services is coordinated by the Health and Wellness team.  The goal of the team is to improve classroom behavior, performance, and reduce dropout rates.

Attendance - The Counselor works in conjunction with our school's administration to address concerns regarding excessive absences and tardiness.

Mediation Program - The Counselor trains student leaders to become Mediators which help their peers resolve a range of interpersonal conflicts within the classroom as well as out of the classroom.

Classroom Guidance -Classroom guidance is an opportunity to provide support for the entire student body of Adobe Acres. Guidance lessons will focus on students' academic, personal/social and career development.

Individual Counseling - In the elementary school setting, all individual sessions are considered short-term in nature and solution-focused.  If long-term counseling services are needed that are outside the scope of the Adobe Acres Elementary School Counseling Program, assistance will be given in providing appropriate referrals to the Health and Wellness Team.  Parental permission must be given for any individual sessions.

Small Group - Group counseling will be held during student’s lunch period so academic learning will not be disrupted. Any staff member can make a referral to group counseling. Group counseling will provide additional support with targeted skills such as friendship, attendance, communication, anger management, and social skills.

Parent consultation is available by appointment. Please feel free to contact Ms. Martinez @ 877-4799 ex.51425.

I look forward to working with the Adobe Acres community!

Sincerely,
Meghan Martinez
School Counselor
Adobe Acres Elementary School

Reporting Abuse, Neglect, or Potential Suicide/Self Harm

Our most important job as Adobe Acres staff is to keep our students safe.
Anytime you observe the following please report it immediately to the school counselors:

  • A student has any marks or bruises that cannot be easily explained. Also reoccurring marks or bruises.
  • Anytime a student says that they want to hurt themselves or somebody else (regardless of context or probability of occurring).

Examples:
"I wish I were dead"
"I don't want to live"
"I'm just going to run out in front of a car"
"I'm going to shoot somebody"

Remember it is our legal duty to report child neglect or abuse and any potential harm a student might cause to themselves or others. We will help any staff members through the reporting process if needed. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the counselors immediately. Every question or concern is important.

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