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Distance Learning: If you have concerns regarding your child's mental health needs during our COVID-19 shelter-in-place and feel that connecting with a school counselor would be beneficial, please complete the following form: Moreland Counseling Request 

 

Mental Health Resources for Middle School

 

Access to Mental Health Services in Moreland

Moreland School District’s Counseling Program offers free, comprehensive school-based counseling supports to students. These services are provided by licensed and pre-licensed mental health professionals and credentialed school counselors.  Services offered are evidence based, positive and strengths focused, and include individual, group, and whole class therapies in areas such as: stress management, coping and social skills, strategies to deal with grief and loss, anger management, conflict resolution, substance abuse therapy, and academic empowerment. When needed, the school counselor may also refer the student to outside professionals if school-based counseling is not sufficient to meet a student’s needs. Parents interested in referring their child to on-site counseling services may contact their child’s school office to obtain referral and consent forms.

 

Acceso a Servicios de Salud Mental en Moreland

El Programa de Orientación del Distrito Escolar de Moreland ofrece apoyo de orientación escolar integral y gratuito a los estudiantes. Estos servicios son proporcionados por profesionales en salud mental con licencia y pre licencia y consejeros escolares acreditados. Los servicios ofrecidos se basan en la evidencia, con enfoque en lo positivo y en fortalezas, e incluye terapias individuales, en grupo y de clase completa en áreas tales como: manejo del estrés, destrezas de afrontamiento y sociales, estrategias para lidiar con el dolor y la pérdida, manejo de la ira, resolución de conflictos, terapia en abuso de sustancias,  y empoderamiento académico. Cuando sea necesario, el consejero escolar también puede referir el alumno a profesionales externos si el asesoramiento escolar no es suficiente para satisfacer las necesidades del alumno. Los padres interesados en referir a su hijo a los servicios de asesoramiento in situ, pueden comunicarse con la oficina de la escuela de su hijo para obtener los formularios de recomendación y consentimiento.

 

Vision and Mission
 

Vision Statement

The vision of the Moreland School District Counseling Program is for all students to depart empowered with the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve academic, personal/social, and career success, and to reach their fullest potential as respectful, responsible citizens.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Moreland School District Comprehensive School Counseling Program is to advocate for an environment that supports high achievement for all students and decreases barriers to learning, allowing students to become effective learners, responsible citizens, and productive members of a global workforce. In collaboration with other educators, families, and communities, this comprehensive school counseling program will maximize student potential and enable all students to experience educational success by providing preventative and responsive services in the areas of academic, career, and personal-social development to help students overcome challenges that interfere with learning and reach their fullest potential.

 

Counseling Services Overview
 
Our comprehensive School Counseling program at Latimer includes a variety of services for our K-8 students. These services include:

Individual Counseling: This is where we will meet with students individually for about 3-4 weeks for 30/min/week on any concerns teachers/parents have (i.e. study skills, coping skills, family issues, etc.)
Group Counseling: This is where we will meet with about 2-6 students in a group setting for about 8-14 weeks for 30/min/week on a specific topic (i.e. Anxiety, Anger, Social/Friendship skills, Self-esteem, etc. See Group Description Form).
Check-in: This is where we will check in with students either weekly, or every other week for about 10-15 minutes to see how they are doing, how their classes are going, etc.
 
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Elizabeth (Betsy) Lovely, M.A., LMFT, ATR

I am very excited to be at Latimer Monday through Thursday this year! It is my 6th year working in the Moreland School District and my 5th year at Latimer. In previous years, I only saw kinder through 5th grades. But this year, I am supporting all K-8 students at Latimer. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Art Therapist. I also have a Child Development Degree which helps me understand the various stages kids are going through at each age/grade level. Go Lions!! 

 

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