Bear River School

  

Counseling Services


Comprehensive Services

Cory O'Neal, Coordinator and Counselor at Bear River School, 530-633-3135 ext. 107

Alicia Stokes, Counselor at Lone Tree School 530-788-0248 ext. 4214

 

MissionAll students, kindergarten through 8th grade, even those not motivated, are supported academically, socially and emotionally so they are ready to learn.  The counseling program helps students develop academic, career and personal/social skills to develop goals to ensure academic success.

 

Prevention ModelThe belief in catching students before they fall through the cracks is a proven success model developed in the FRCs that will continue through, and in collaboration with, Counseling Services.  Monthly topics will be chosen relevant to student and campus needs.  These topics will be infused throughout the campus through classroom presentations, resources, bulletin reminders and other campus activities.  Parent Network Seminars will be offered the first Wednesday of every month to share tips and strategies with parents as well.

 

Developmental Model:  The counseling program is designed to meet students throughout their various developmental stages.  Developed through the American School Counselors Association grade level benchmarks are established and will be used to determine goals and objectives students will be expected to meet through counseling services.

 

Delivery System:   The counseling program uses a three tiered delivery model at Bear River. Tier I is school wide broad based general information to inform students about choices, consequences, options, resources and strategies to navigate these "tween" years.  Tier II is more targeted and specific and may take form of groups.  Students are invited to participate in topical groups for support and information.  Parent permission is required.  Tier III is much more intensive and may be situational, crisis intervention or more private and personal in nature.  These services are provided in a one on one setting, with parent permission and may often may be referred out for additional services.


RtI Map of Services. Tier I Comprehensive

Bear River's Counseling Programs 2014-2015

School Counselor: Cory O'Neal 530-633-3135 ext. 2107

 

Tier I: School Wide Programs (all students have access).

Monthly themes will be introduces weekly on BRTV along with the bulletin.  These themes may be expanded upon in homeroom or through additional activities through year.  These themes are broken down into weekly subcategories, as follows:

Month /Theme

Week 1 Theme

Week 2 Theme

Week 3 Theme

Week 4 Theme

AUG/Goal Setting

 

 

Define/Measure

Goal & Obj.

SEPT/Friendship

Beyond your clique/ Meet someone new

Avoid Gossip

Show appreciation

Be the friend you want to have

OCT/Social Media

Talk to your parents about the sites you're on and why

If you wouldn't do it in real life don't do it on-line

Trust your gut. Test: how would you feel if everyone knew?

Keep open communication with your parents

NOV/ Procrastination

Define. Why we do it.

How to avoid it.

Do ugly things first, no excuses.

Does it take less time to just do it?

DEC/Adults

Respect

Helpful

Responsible

Kind and inquire

JAN/Resolution

Revisit Goal

What works

What doesn't

Add a goal

FEB/Relationships

Family rules

Mutual Respect

No rush this is practice

Reputation, Peer pressure

MAR/Madness

Mask for:     fear, anxiety, frustration

Healthy expressions of anger

Unhealthy expressions, consequences

Where to get help, what happens if you don't

APR/Esteem and Resilience

Do things you think you can't

How many have you done already?

Are you achieving your goals?  Feels?

Why is it important?  Peer pressure.

MAY/Depression

What is it?

Causes: diet, rest, stress, biology

Talk to your parents

Where else to go for help

JUN/Revisit goal

Revisit Goal

 

 

 

Counseling Corner: BRTV one day per week, provide brief info on the subjective of the week and supplementary material for homeroom teachers to follow through on if they choose to.

Myth Busters: Also BRTV section. Drop box for questions on myths about dress codes, cafeteria food, discipline etc. Is it true that….. Or why do we have to….. Admin will screen questions and choose one for BRTV to film answer.

Lunch Groups: Drop-in open to anyone once or twice a week follow up on the week's theme. Some topics: how to study, improve grades, find GPA, Yellow Ribbon, Who Am I, Understanding peer pressure, improving relations with: peers, parents, siblings, friends, understanding adolescents and some developmental stages, building trust, getting ready for HS, finding a hobby, developing hobbies, trying new things, goal setting, how to talk to adults, parents, teachers, how to ask for help….ETC

Mentoring:  We are bringing mentoring back through the FRC.  Other FRC programs: Fright Night, Bistros, Parent/Child Dance and maybe a career fair or health dept. presentations.

RtI MAp of Services. Tier 2: Extra Support in Smaller Settings and Tier 3 Most Intensive One on One Support

Tier 2: Extra support for those student identified at risk or struggling in previous years.

 

Groups:

CHOICES: (5 small groups meeting once a week at Flex) Students were identified by admin. based on behavior and/or academics. Letters will be sent home students to participate.  Beginning at the start of the year will allow the group to have a proactive model to set goals and hit the year running with a positive mind set. Topics will include: backpack organization, brainstorming: what worked and what didn't last year and what they want to do differently. Positively stated weekly goals with steps, triggers, alternatives etc will be discussed in small groups. The groups check-in each week to note progress and celebrate and/or improve current goals to achieve success. There will also be an Opportunity Group.

4 to 6 week groups: These groups can be based on referral, recommendation, by admin, parents, and teachers. Again, if there is a need for a specific topic they will be added to respond to campus needs. Topics include: Grief, Anger, Anxiety, Building Trust, Social Skills, Peer Relations, Impulse Control, Divorce, Step-Family. These groups will be surface level basic information on coping mechanisms, support, resources, etc. Students having extreme issues and or in volatile situations will be referred to mental health support. All of the aforementioned groups will provide a window-in, for students that may need more private, 1 on 1, support with one of these topics.

D and F Lunch HW Club:  This is coming back with 3 new staff to cover each grade level.  Students will attend if they have 2 or more D's or F's in Math, Science, ELA, History or Strategies classes.  I will oversee the program and staff.  Each staff member will have a grade level and will sustain the same grade level for after school HW Club.  They will reach out to each of you within the grade level to discuss student expectations and communication re: HW and projects.  After School is also by admin referral only.  If you have concerns about students contact Cory O'Neal 530-633-3135 ext. 2107

Tier 3: More intensive services needed in one: one setting.

 One on One Sessions: These will be set up with a limit on the number of sessions, also 4 to 6 weeks at which time.  A reevaluation will take place for the level of need remaining: once a week, monthly, as needed, or closure. Other than students with IEPs, students will begin the one on one sessions knowing that it will have a defined number of sessions and clear goals for the work being done. Students and their parents will be informed and sign acknowledgement and consent.

Crisis Intervention:  Students or families in need of immediate attention in coping with stress, trauma, social skills, family discourse, grief, peer mediation, anxiety relief, and/or anger control

Referral for other Services:  If it's discovered in 1:1 or in SST that a student may need help with a diagnosis or with trauma either current or past that requires intensive and or long term therapy they will be given options for external services through appropriate agencies.

Tips for success from Bear River Teachers

Bear River Teacher's Give Tips and Advice:

1.    Check planners often, ask questions as to when assignments are due.

2.    Help student have a system for filling out the planner to identify which is homework.

3.    Have your student maintain backpacks that are clean and organized.


4.   
First person to contact when there is a problem is the teacher.  They have the answers and want to see students 
    succeed.


5.   
Have a regular homework plan or routine.  There is something to be daily.


6.   
Tell the student don't give up if you don't understand something come and clarify with me.  It usually takes 2-5 
    minutes to fix.  Ignored, it only gets worse.


7.   
I think it is important for parents to just support their students. Attend their events….look at their homework…ask 
    about what they are learning. If you show that you value education they will value education
.


8.   
Being attentive (on task & paying attention)


9.   
A regular set time to do their work their work. If they have no homework, then use that regular time to read of 
    practice math facts.


10.
It is important for students to stay organized and to keep up with homework.


11.
Positive reinforcement.  Tell them what you want them to do, not what they are doing wrong.


12.
 They need to do their homework every night and read 1/2 hour each night in order to reach their AR goal.


13.
 Doing the homework on time, prepares them for the weekly test.


14.
 Students still need help/guidance with their homework assignments. Parents should check that it is being 
    done, and also that it is done to the best of their child's ability. Parents can help with organization by checking 
    backpacks once a week. They could help clear out clutter and sort papers by class. I ask my students to keep all 
    papers until the end of the trimester.


15.
Keep their folder organized.  Each subject has a folder.   They need to keep papers and related work in the 
    folder for that subject.

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