Social & Emotional Support

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) Please complete this FERPA (parent permission form) for one of our counselors to be able to meet with your student. Email or deliver to your counselor to keep on file for the year. Counselors also have paper copies available. We respect family and student confidentiality and are guided by FERPA law.

SUPPORT uSERVICES

Groups

Our Counseling Center is very committed to giving all students additional support through individual counseling and group counseling. In our groups, we focus on a variety of topics: anger management, conflict resolution, healthy relationship building, problem solving, and surviving with the death of a loved one. We are very proactive and responsive for students. Refferals for counseling services come from admininstrators, teachers, and parents. Each counselor facilitates group work with students as well as provides individual counseling sessions as needed. Group counseling topics are varied and cover a wide range of life soil techniques. Groups vary year-to-year, depending on the needs of our students. Parents will need to sign a FERPA form to grant permission for group participation.  FERPA forms are available on our Social/Emotional Supports page.

If you would like to refer your student to a group that we offer, please email heather.kirby@jordandistrict.org.

Divorce

Group members work through their parents’ divorce.

Friendship

Students focus on conflict resolution, healthy relationship building, and problem-solving all while having a safe palce to practice the techniques.

Good Grief

Group members work through the death of a loved one.

R.O.C.K.

(Reaching Out for Character and Knowledge) This is a boys group in which students are given opportunities to build skills in how to read social cues from others, take the ownership of behaviors, and learn how to work with other peers.

S.A.L.T.

(Succeeding and Leading Together) This is a girls group in which students focus on anger management, conflict resolution, healthy relationship building, and problem solving. Students have a safe place to practice many skill-building techniques.

Service Learning

This is a group that allows you to work together on a service project while helping to enhance self-esteem.

S.K.I.P.

(Supporting Kids of Incarcerated Parents/Family Members) This group is quite specialized in that it is designed to support students who have had family members incarcerated in the past, or who are currently incarcerated.

Study Skills

This group is for students who are just having a hard time “getting organized”. Middle school can become a black hole for homework and completed assignments. This group is designed to help give a little more guided instruction and practice in the art of organization.

T.O.P.S.

(Tools to Overcome and build Positive Skills) This group is designed to teach students to identify the basic causes of stress and how to manage stress. In addition, students will learn a variety of coping strategies to help reduce stress, and develop connections with other student in the group. Getting-to-know-you games and stress reduction activities will play a central roles in this group. Students will develop a willingness to share in a group setting and learn that the counseling center is a safe place.