ERIC Number: ED322427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Getting Started: A Primer for New Elementary Counselors.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
This document focuses on the role and activities of elementary school counselors. Elementary school counselors have the knowledge and skills to assist teachers and parents to help children get a good start to reach the goal of graduating good citizens. First the roles and functions of the elementary school counselor in these eight areas are discussed: general role and function; individual and group counseling; classroom guidance; peer facilitation; consultation; coordination; referrals; and assessment. Helpful hints are provided for preparation for the days before school starts and/or the first week of school. These hints include: addressing the faculty, joining professional organizations, and decorating the office. Ideas for planning the year's activities are provided. Steps in the public relations process are discussed, including implementing a written referral system for teachers. Sample classroom guidance lessons for kindergarten through second grade and for grades three through five are included. These forms and handouts are included: counseling needs assessment plan; program components; introductory booklet to school counseling; comics focusing on counseling-related topics; request for consultation with counselor; and referral. A resource list is included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.