Long Branch School Counseling

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ASCA National Model

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 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 (known to students as ‘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 on a biweekly basis. 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



Ms. Martin (she/her)

One of my favorite events I get to run is finally here…5th GRADE CAREER DAY! Our @LB_5thGrade students are hearing presentations from a law firm recruiter, dentist, social worker, deputy US Marshall, marine pilot, & SVP from Disney Theatrical group. @longbranch_es https://t.co/zHhdvPLwu7
Published June 10, 22 8:12AM

Ms. Martin (she/her)

RT @longbranch_es: End of the year YES club celebration! Thank you to Ms. Oakes, Ms. Coughlin, Ms. Martin, and all the YES club students!!!…
Published May 26, 22 9:27AM

Ms. Martin (she/her)

If you haven't heard of "A Kids Book About..." I highly suggest it to educators & caregivers. They are offering free digital copies of their book "A Kids Book About School Shootings." Get it here and checkout some of their other books: https://t.co/9QzTRiDd7u. https://t.co/sH03hOKRyX
Published May 26, 22 9:06AM