Info for Parents/Guardians

Some tidbits of knowledge that are important for parents and guardians is outlined below.

Understanding Confidentiality

As elementary school counselors, we ensure that every student and family understands and acknowledges the limits of confidentiality and professional working student- and family-counselor relationship. 

What students share in their one-on-one counseling sessions is privileged information with the exception of information that signals a safety concern. With this consideration, it is important to note that most general work with elementary students is communicated to their adults to help reinforce growth strategies and preferred behaviors. 

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TAKE A BREAK

Even if it is a mere 30 seconds to inhale and exhale intentionally, take that time to re-center yourself. 

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Routine

IT

  • Intentional spaces for school v play

  • Visible, posted daily schedule

  • Building in balance + transition time

  • Reviewing daily schedule in A.M.

REGULAtE

IT

  • Emotional check-ins + feelings talk

  • Physical check-ins + bio breaks

  • Clear expectations + rules

  • Explore + practice coping skills

  • Identify + build-in brain breaks

REINFORCE

IT

  • Clear + consistent consequences

  • Positive affirmations + mantras

  • Modeling self-care + check-ins

  • Re-evaluating and shifting as needed

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Stressed?

Overwhelmed?

Ungrounded?

Community 360 is now offering FREE 30-minute, confidential counseling appointments for LVUSD

parents/guardians.

REMEMBER THE 3 Rs: 

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