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Guthrie Center Elementary Counseling Website

My Program's Focus

Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Through a comprehensive developmental school counseling program, counselors work as a team with the school staff, parents and the community to create a caring climate. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, school counselors can
help all children achieve academic success.


My Beliefs
  • All students have the ability to acquire the necessary skills to be college or career ready at graduation.
  • The counseling and guidance program is for all students and must be a comprehensive and developmentally based program that follows the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) National Model.
  • School counselors must advocate for all students and help them overcome barriers to optimal learning through collaboration with teachers, administrators, and parents.
  • Program delivery needs to be carried out by professionally trained school counselors.
  • The counseling and guidance program must be regularly evaluated and revised.
  • Program decisions, goals and action plans must be based on current informal and formal data.
  • School counselors need to follow the ethical guidelines as set forth by ASCA and the Board of Educational Examiners.
My Vision

The Guthrie Center Counseling and Guidance Program will optimize future personal and professional experiences of all students by increasing their skills that will enhance their ability to live, work, and face new challenges in an ever-changing and diverse world.

My Mission
The Guthrie Center Counseling and Guidance Program will offer quality small- and large-group instruction to all students in the areas of academic, career, and personal/social development. In collaboration with parents, teachers, staff, administration, and community members, the program will ensure that all students will develop to the best of their abilities and be responsible members of their communities and of society.
Our School’s Mission
It is the Mission of the Guthrie Center Community School District to develop individual students to the best their abilities so they may realize their full potential as responsible members of their communities and contributing members of society.

To promote and enhance the learning process.

To enable all students to achieve success in school and to develop
into contributing members of our society.

Based On
American School Counseling Association National Model

To continuously assess students' needs, identify barriers and obstacles that may be hindering student success, and advocate programmatic efforts to eliminate these barriers.

Elementary Counseling Services

Developmental and Preventative Education Services through:

K-6 Classroom Counseling for ALL Students
Topics Include: Building a Caring School Community, Acceptance of Others, Self-Awareness and Acceptance, Friendship Issues, Conflict Resolution, Tease Tolerance, Feelings, Anger and Stress Management, Career Awareness, Dealing with Bullies, Coping with Grief,
Decision-Making and Goal Setting

Responsive Services
Including Crisis Counseling and Interventions
Individual and Small Group Counseling

Counseling Groups
Counseling groups help children learn from each other and help them
see that others are dealing with the same types of issues.
By supporting each other, they can be much more successful at
coming to terms with the changes in their own lives
and tend to adjust more quickly.

Following is a list of available groups.
Groups typically meet 6-8 times for 20 - 30 minutes each.
If you would like your child to be involved in a specific group,
please email Mrs. Rouse today.

Changing Families Group: This group is for children whose parents have recently divorced, separated, or remarried. Members will learn ways to deal with the changes
and the feelings that they may experience, as well as
how to adapt to living in a stepfamily.

Grief and Loss Group: This group is for children who have had someone they love die, for those who have been adopted, or for children of incarcerated parents.
Group members will explore the process of healing the hurt,
learn how to cope with loss, and discover ways to express intense emotions
in appropriate and healthy ways.

Play Group/Character Club: This group is for Kindergarten students who have difficulty getting along with other children. The group will work on sharing, taking turns,
expressing emotions, and waiting for the things that they want.

Social Skills Group, Level I: This group is for students in grades 1st-6th who have problems getting along with others. Activities help students practice cooperation, team work,
listening and following directions, tease and frustration tolerance,
coping skills and anger management.

Social Skills Groups, Level II and III: These groups are for 1st-6th graders who have completed a Social Skills Group and still need time
practicing their new social skills.

Military Support Group: This group will address the many issues that come with
a loved one's deployment.



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