Long Branch School Counseling

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Long Branch has a comprehensive school counseling program aligned with the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) Model designed to address the needs of our students K-5. School counseling is proactive and focused on helping remove barriers to academic success by resolving academic, social, personal, or emotional concerns that may come up throughout the school year. The following services are provided by the school counselor:

Individual Counseling

Assist students to better understand themselves, deal with interpersonal relationships, and resolve problems that might interfere with learning. Crisis intervention is also provided when needed.

Small Group Counseling (also known as ‘Lunch Bunches’)

An opportunity for students to meet and gain skills in communicating, problem solving, and interacting with others.

Classroom Lessons

Designed to reach students in grades K-5. Classroom lessons help foster respect, responsibility, empathy, and leadership skills. Long Branch uses several curriculums, including Second Step and MindUp Curriculum. Lessons are given on a biweekly basis. The lessons cover topics such as:

  • Growth Mindset
  • Emotion management
  • Problem solving
  • Empathy
  • Bullying prevention
  • Career
  • Transition to Middle School (5th grade)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The lessons are interactive, creative, evidence-based, and often use books, videos, music, and projects to teach students how to be successful.

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