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Need support?

I am here to help.  You can request to see me Monday-Friday from 7:30-3:00 in the following ways:

  • Stop by my office
  • Fill out a Student Counseling Referral form on my door.
  • Send me a message on schoolloop (MS)
  • Call 949-234-5315

 

Tips for talking with your kids in the aftermath of hate

What is Social Emotional Learning?

https://www.cfchildren.org/about-us/what-is-sel/

How to be RESILIENT
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Bullying 101

Helpful Links

Counselor's Corner

Welcome to Hankey IB Academy Counselor's Corner 

October/November MTSS Focus: Appropriate Use of Social Media

Family Resources

The following articles, videos, and resources are available for your family to learn more about the appropriate use of social media for students. Below are samples of resources available for families:

 

Parenting Workshops 

To support our families and provide parenting strategies to build healthy relationships with their children, we are offering the following parent workshop during the month of October:

 

  • Social Media and Internet Safety Workshop - October 18 from 9-10 am at the District Office in Training Room #3
Tips for finding BALANCE with screens
Tips for finding BALANCE with screens

Screen Free Activities

Notes
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Meet the counselor

Happy 2018-19 school year! I am thrilled to be your new counselor and look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. 

 

I have years of experience working with kids and teens throughout Orange County in multiple capacities.  My education includes a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies, a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a PPS Credential in School Counseling. I love building relationships, promoting resilience, and helping others find solutions to life's challenges. I am so fortunate to be able to walk along side K-8 students as they develop socially, emotionally, and academically.  I hope to inspire kids to live balanced lives filled with gratitude, kindness, and laughter.   

 

I am a mom of two active, adventurous daughters and one goofy 100 lb rescue dog.  In my spare time, I love dancing, reading, playing cards, and being walked by my dog =). My favorite things include Mexican food, Target, and shady beach days. Stop on by my office and tell me a few of your favorite things! 

 

CUSD Family Resource Center

Visit the new CUSD Family Resource Center at the district office or online https://sped-capousd-ca.schoolloop.com/pf4/cms2/view_page?d=x&group_id=1535527121766&vdid=i5ug1sydcj20h

CUSD Counseling Program Vision and Mission

Vision: The School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

 

Mission: The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests, and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and college/career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

What does my school counselor do?

School-Wide Prevention

Goal: Ensure all students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills that will lead to behaviors that support academic achievement and social-emotional well-being.

Prevention Activities:

  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • School-wide assemblies/activities
  • Parent education workshops
  • Staff professional development workshops

Targeted Interventions

Goal:

Identify data-driven systematic interventions for students experiencing barriers to academic success and emotional well-being.

 

Targeted Interventions:

  • Small group counseling
  • Short-term individual counseling
  • Community referrals
  • Conflict mediations