Guidance

Pine Ridge Middle School's Guidance Program
Julia Beckham, M.Ed., Ed. S.
803-755-7411
jbeckham@lex2.org


Counselors do not share your secrets with others unless they have your permission to do so in order to further help you.  Counselors must share information when there is a concern of harm to self or others so that everyone is safe.  Otherwise, what you share with the counselor is kept confidential.

Counselors work with, and can refer you to, school & community resources to HELP you!




Counselors work
with children:

*Individually

*Small Groups

*Classroom Guidance



Counselors work with adults to help them with a child's...

*Personal Growth & Development

*Feelings & Behavior

*School Issues

*Home Issues


Students are
referred by:

*Self Referral

*Teacher Referral

*Staff Referral

*Parent Referral




*School counselors provide brief, short-term counseling-NOT therapy.


Counselors

Help You, Help Yourself!

 

School Counselors help with life events and feelings we all share. Some people struggle to cope with these natural life events and feelings. They should seek help.


Students and parents see the counselor about all kinds of things:

Feelings


Life Changes:

death, divorce, new baby, moving, marriage


Academic concerns


Peer relationship problems


Family Issues

HELPFUL WEBSITES

 

ADD and ADHD:

1)  addinschool.com

2)  ldonline.org/ldbasics

 

Bullying:

 http://www.safechild.org/new/educators-2/bully-prevention/


Divorce:

 divorceinfo.com/children.htm

 

Grief & Loss:

coming soon

 

Warning Signs of Learning Disabilities:

coming soon

 

Test Taking and Study Skills:

testtakingtips.com