SCS Counseling Program

The school counseling program at Stockbridge Central School is in compliance with the American School Counselors Association (ASCA) national model for effective school counseling programming.  The foundation of our program is student centered, strength based and is made available to, and supportive of, all students at SCS.   This comprehensive approach addresses the academic, social and emotional skills necessary for each student to realize his or her own potential for lifelong learning and growing.  

Our goal is to help students with establishing personal goals, decision making skills, communication skills, cooperative skills, character & values, emotional awareness and regulation, self knowledge and worth, social & interpersonal skills, problem solving, conflict resolution and more.

School Counselor-Mary Dolan               

Helpful Info for Parenting & Families:

www.angriesout.com
Very good site on anger management.

www.childdevelopmentinfo.com
From the Child Development Institute….great comprehensive resource on topics of child development, parenting, family life, teenagers, learning, health and safety, child psychology and mental health.

www.kidsgrowth.com/index2.cfm
Focus on growth milestones and gaining a better understanding of your child’s growth and development. Articles and information on topics of child development, parenting tips, behavioral issues and resources.

www.kidshealth.org
Lots of great information on a variety of topics re: our children and such issues as anxiety, stress, self-esteem, bullies, worrying and more.

http://illinoisearlylearning.org/cgi-bin/iel/searchiel.cgi
Comprehensive, powerful search engine for resources, articles, tip sheets, etc. on just about any topic related to early childhood.

www.pbs.org/parents
About child development, creativity, parenting, etc. Here you’ll find games and activities to promote academic, creative and social/emotional skills in our children.

http://www.search-institute.org/
“Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities.” Check out links on developmental assets and resources for families.

Child Development

Developmental Assets:
http://www.search-institute.org/developmental-assets

Stages of social-emotional development:
http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/development/erickson.shtml

Pre-School Developmental Milestones (birth to 5 years):
www.mayoclinic.com/health/child-development/MY00136

Children’s Emotions

About Anger:
www.athealth.com/consumer/issues/childsanger.htm

About Anxiety:
www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/anxiety.html

About Disappointment:
http://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/disappointment.htm

About Stress:
www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/stress.html

About Worrying:
www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/worrying.html

Social/Emotional Topics
Bullying:
www.kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/feelings/bullies.html

Goals of Misbehavior Chart:
http://www.pedagonet.com/other/MISB.htm

Sibling Rivalry:
www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/parenting/sibling_rivalry.shtml