Abbotts Hill School Counselor:
Tiffany Poke, LCSW, Ed.S.
Abbotts Hill Elementary School Counseling Mission Statement
The mission of the Abbotts Hill Elementary School Counseling Program is to provide every student with a comprehensive school counseling program that centers around the ASCA components of personal and social, academic, and career development that promotes student achievement.
Abbotts Hill Elementary School Counseling Vision Statement
The vision of the Abbotts Hill Elementary School Counseling Program is for every student to acquire the academic, career, and personal/social skills that will help them become responsible, self-confident, and self-reliant students.
Tips to Help Children Through a Crisis
- Be aware of common reactions to crisis. Each child is unique in how he or she responds to frightening events. ...
- Be prepared to deal with fears and worries. ...
- Create a sense of safety. ...
- Limit exposure to news. ...
- Take time to listen. ...
- Encourage writing and drawing about the experience. ...
- Remember to play. ...
- Model healthy coping skills.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
I visit classrooms and teach lessons on academic, personal/social, and career development.
Small Group Counseling
I provide small groups for students experiencing similar things to give them the opportunity to express feelings, interact with others, and develop skills to help them.
I meet with students who may need individual support.
School Counseling Programming
I coordinate various school programming throughout the school year supporting the academic, career, and personal/social development of students.