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									An Elementary School Counselor…
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School Counselors can help in the following areas:
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Counselors are the heart of the school by…
Today’s school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help ALL students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development, ensuring today’s students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.

Is a professionally trained individual with a Master’s degree in counseling Counsels individually with children
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Classroom performance
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Peer relations

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Classroom behavior
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Family changes
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Teaches weekly guidance lessons in classrooms
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Home stress

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Conducts small group counseling sessions, based on needs Assists with referrals for additional school services, as well as community services

Sudden change in child’s behavior
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Referral Process
parent referral • Teacher referral Student Assistant Program referral Student self-referral
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School phobia
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Death/loss of a loved one
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Consults with parents in private conferences about their child
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Poor social skills Eating disorders Delinquent acts
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Consults with teachers

Test anxiety Family crisis

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Coordinates and plans special activities and events, such as student council activities and the Pennies for Patients campaign

It is my goal to work collaboratively with you as a parent to help to provide a positive school experience for your child.

Policies & Confidentiality
The confidentiality your student is of utmost importance. Each student and their families deserve to be treated with both respect and discretion. Your privacy will be guarded as much as permitted by law.* If at any time you have any questions regarding confidentiality, please feel free to call. *Counseling professionals are bound by law to report to authorities if a child: • threatens to hurt self or others • Reports being hurt (physically or sexually) by others
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Teaching Topics:
Individual Differences
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Feelings/Emotions Decision-making Career awareness
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Baltic Elementary School Counseling Program
“A partnership of students, parents, staff, and community members whose mission is to prepare students to be successful in life.”

Self-esteem

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Teamwork/cooperation
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Conflict resolution
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Safety Bullying

Individual & Group Counseling
builds self-esteem & confidence Gives children the chance to share feelings & concerns in a safe environment • Helps children cope with difficult events • Helps children recognize and utilize their skills Nikki Karst, Master’s in Counseling, 2004 & 2009 Northern State University 605-529-5464 Nikki.karst@k12.sd.us

Your right to privacy and our compliance to all laws, policies, and ethical standards related to confidentiality. I fully abide by the American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards for School Counselors, 2001 and the American Counseling Association Code of Ethics, 2001.

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Baltic School District
One Bulldog Ave Baltic, SD 57003 605-529-5464


								
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