Long Branch School Counseling

I have put together a resource packet to help families during this extended leave from school. It covers:

  • Resources for Talking to Kids About Coronavirus

  • Social-Emotional Learning Resources

  • Online Learning/Enrichment Resources

  • Mental Health Crisis Resources

SEL Resource Packet

-Mrs. Martin

Counseling Services

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 any academic, social, personal, or emotional concerns that may come up throughout the school year. The following services are provided by the school counselors:

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 (“Lunch Bunches“)

Students with similar concerns meet and gain skills in problem solving, communicating, 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 the Second Step and MindUp Curriculum. Lessons are given at least once a month. The lessons cover topics such as:

  • Skills for learning
  • Emotion management
  • Problem solving
  • Empathy
  • Bullying prevention
  • Career
  • Transition to Middle School (5th grade)

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

Counseling Twitter



Mrs. Martin

Last Day of School 😞 Have an amazing summer and stay safe @longbranch_es families. I miss you all so much and can’t wait until we are all back together. Congrats to our 5th graders. So proud and excited for you all!! 🦁💛💙 https://t.co/BasRWdQUDD
Published June 12, 20 11:49AM