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Counselor's Corner

SCHOOL COUNSELOR BELIEFS

All students’ ethnic, cultural, gender, racial, socio-economic differences and special needs are considered in the planning and implementation of the school counseling program.
 
All students can achieve academic, career and social/emotional success when given appropriate and timely support and interventions as well as rigorous and relevant instruction.
 
All students deserve a respectful, responsible and safe learning environment.
All students can learn to become self-advocates and resilient in facing life challenges.
The School Counselor will abide by the ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors to make informed decisions based on the highest moral principles.
The School Counseling program is based on specified goals and developmental student standards. It is accountable and evaluated by using data for program development and ongoing assessments.
 
The School Counseling program is planned, coordinated and evaluated by the school counselor with input from staff and parents as well as an advisory council composed of school counselors, school-level representatives, and community members
 

VISION STATEMENT

The vision of Malcom Elementary School Counseling program is to provide opportunities for all students to succeed in setting and achieving goals which can help guide them into a successful future. Students will become contributing members of their community, accepting of cultural diversity, critical thinkers and effective communicators as they navigate the complexities of home, career, and community. They will be able to persevere when life throws challenges their way.
 

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Malcom Elementary School Counseling program is to provide a data driven comprehensive program that assess and meets the needs of all students by collaborating with students, staff, and community. The School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and college/career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. All students will have equitable access to the Malcom Elementary School counseling program, which provides Evidence based, age-appropriate counseling program, which is equally accessible regardless of race, religion, and economic status. Where all students will be equipped to excel academically, personally, and socially as they prepare to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
 

LETTER TO THE PARENTS

Dear Parent/Guardian,
Capistrano Unified School District makes every effort to provide support services for your children that will assist in their successful academic, social and emotional growth.
To promote these efforts CUSD Counselors provide services to all students through a multi-tiered system of social, emotional and behavioral supports. The first tier (prevention) is provided to all students through classroom guidance lessons that focus on topics tailored to the needs of the school. Topics covered include empathy, emotion management, problem solving and skills for learning (K-3). Second tier services (early intervention) may include individual and group counseling. Counselors are also available to provide information regarding community resources. School counseling is short-term and does not involve therapy or long-term counseling. School counselors play an invaluable role in building a positive school climate and supporting the academic, social, emotional and behavioral development of students.
 
Conversations between the student and the counselor are considered confidential. However, if a counselor has reason to believe that a student is being abused, neglected or is a danger to himself or others, the counselor has the legal, ethical and professional responsibility to report such concerns to parents or the appropriate authorities.
 
If there is anything that may impact your child (e.g. death in the family, divorce, anxiety) that you would like the counselor to know or if you would like the counselor to contact you please feel free fill out the parent referral form, email counselor, or contact the office to leave a message to schedule an appointment.
 
Thank you.                     
 
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School counselors provide a multi-tiered system of support that is data driven and evaluated. 
 
Tier 1: Core Curriculum- Classroom lessons (All Students)
 
Tier 2: Intentional Guidance- Small group counseling (Some students)
 
Tier 3: Individual Interventions- Individual counseling and outside referrals (Few students)
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Malcom Mariners joined over 18 million students world-wide participating in the Great Kindness Challenge. 
 
 
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Virtual Calming Room
 
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This Calming Room is a place for students and families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings.
 
RESOURCES
Disclaimer: The following links are purely for educational purposes and are not intended as psychological interventions or as a substitute for psychological treatment. If you are in need of psychological help you should seek the consultation of a mental health professional.