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Elementary Guidance

Elementary Guidance is for ALL children BECAUSE.....ALL CHILDREN ARE SPECIAL!


                     
Nancy Prohaska
(K-5) School Counselor
nprohaska@forestcity.k12.ia.us
641-585-2670

SMALL GROUP OFFERINGS AT FOREST CITY ELEMENTARY FOR FALL/2015

posted Aug 19, 2015, 12:17 PM by Nancy Prohaska   [ updated Aug 19, 2015, 12:19 PM ]

Family Changes Group- This group will help the child understand and cope better with circumstances caused by parents' separation or divorce.  Also this group is very 
                                       beneficial for children living in a stepfamily situation better understand and cope more effectively with the ever-changing family dynamics that can
                                       occur with blended families.

Friendship Group- Is a positive experience for children in a safe environment learn new skills in building relationships with peers.  A variety of social skills will be practiced
                                       to help build self-confidence and develop quality relationships with others.

Loss/Grief Group-  This group is very helpful with helping children come to terms with the variety of feelings that often accompany a loss of a loved one or news of a                                                   serious illness of someone they care deeply about.  Comfort comes from being in contact with other children that are experiencing similar feelings.  If a                                         situation arises anytime during the school year--please do not hesitate to contact me.

*THESE GROUPS ARE ALL FACILITATED DURING THE REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS DURING A TIME WHICH IS MOST BENEFICIAL TO THE STUDENT.

A Child Might see a school counselor for:

posted Aug 17, 2015, 1:17 PM by Nancy Prohaska   [ updated Aug 17, 2015, 1:33 PM by Steve Kappos ]

-Self Expression                               -A conflict
-A Family Change                             -A fear
-A disappointment                            -A success
-A developmental need                    -Being teased
-Family concerns                              -A rejection
-A need to be perfect                        -A school problem
-Serious illness                                 -Self-improvement
-A happy occasion                            -A death
-A failure experience                         -A difficult decision
-A new situation                                -Peer relationships
-Fear of taking Risks                         -A boost in self-concept
-Solving a problem                            -Some extra positive attention
-A behavior concern                          -A learning behavior

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