John Adams Middle School Counseling Services
Individual Counseling: Counselors help students express concerns and problems, better understand themselves and others, and work toward positive educational, socio-emotional, and personal development.
Developmental Counseling Groups: Counselors help students learn from each other and share common concerns. These groups explore: feelings, values, attitudes, experiences, decision making, and interrelationships.
Problem-Centered Counseling Groups: Counselors help students deal with concerns that may be interfering with learning, such as disruptive classroom behavior, inadequate social skills, underachievement, and personal issues.
Counselors Work and Coordinate with:
Teachers: to evaluate behaviors and individual needs of students, to assist in enhancing the total development of children, to offer suggestions for behavior management, and to provide classroom presentations and workshops.
Parents: to promote effective parenting skills, to help with challenges that may be occurring at home, to encourage positive home-school relationships, and to follow up on the concerns and progress of the student.
Administrators: to provide the most effective learning atmosphere at school.
On-site Specialists: to promote maximum development of the students’ educational potential and to serve those with special needs.
Community Agencies: to make appropriate arrangements or referrals for additional support and follow-up services.