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Social, emotional & Behavioral issues

the Home School Connection

School Counselors Julie Ford & Jen Peirson

Tonight's presentation to include
Social, Emotional and Behavioral needs of our students
School Approach and Response to student needs
Home/School Connection- Developing a consistent message and
identifying useful strategies
Focus on prevention and intervention

Our Mission
To build a community of respectful social
problem solvers with strategies to navigate a
range of social situations while also
regulating their emotions and managing their
behavior.

Social
Peer to Peer Interactions
Tone of Voice (what you say and how you say it)
Classroom Disagreements (group work, personal space,
discussion, following classroom expectations)
Recess/Lunch Conflicts
Off School Grounds (social gatherings, sport events,
community events, social media, playdates/hanging out)

Social
School Approach
Conflict Resolution
Individual, Individual with Adult Support, Individual
with Adult Intervention, Adult Intervention
Hierarchy: Peer to Peer, Teacher, Counselor,
Principal

Social
School Approach
Tone of Voice (what you say and how you say it)
Classroom Disagreements (group work, personal space,
discussion, following classroom expectations)
Recess/Lunch Conflicts
Off School Grounds (social gatherings, sport events,
community events, social media, playdates/hanging out)

Social
At home
Telling vs Asking for Help
“How Can I be Helpful”
Remain Calm, Try to Listen, Managing your reaction
School Contact- Calling for advice vs calling for action
Point of Contact- “The Source”
Communicating with other parents

Emotional
Student reactions
Internal vs External
Presentation of Emotion
Level of Coping Skills
Resiliency

Emotional
School Approach
Walk In’s/Referrals
Short term counseling (weekly)
Consult (as needed)
Academic setting vs. Therapeutic setting

Emotional
At home
Emotional Release
Parental Response
“How Can I be Helpful”
Remain Calm, Try to Listen, Managing your reaction
School Contact- Information vs. Support

Behavioral
Student Reactions
Antecedents- Avoidance of a task, Attention Seeking,
Difficulty with emotional regulation, Lack of Skill
BehaviorsVerbal- Crying, Noises, Refusing to comply
Nonverbal- Physical Expression of behavior
Individual, Peer directed or Adult directed

behavior at school
Collaborative Problem Solving
Behavior Charts & Communication Logs
Logical Consequences
CPI Team- Crisis Intervention
Behaviorist on Staff- Consultant and Behavior Plans

behavior at home
Consistency of message
Teachable Moments
Communication
Reinforcement of consequences

Working with Other professionals in our community
Referral Network
Friends of Different Learners Resource List
Collaboration-Implementing and developing plans
Sharing information with staff-Confidentiality
Evaluations
Intervention & Referral Services

Strategies to note
Tips from parents
No Tech Sleepovers
Modeling conflict with adult peers
Parent and Counselor meeting with child
Scaling Concerns with a chart
Coffee and Conflict Resolution
In person apologies facilitated by parents
Parent to Parent discussion after the “dust has settled”

Resources
The Curse of the Good Girl - Rachel Simmons
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
Lost at School-Ross W. Greene Ph.D
Odd Girl Out - Rachel Simmons
Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14 - Chip Wood
Little Silver HIB Policy