Counselor and Social Worker Corner

August/September 2021 - Elm Creek Elementary

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A message from your school counselor and social worker

Hello Explorers!

Ms. Granger and Ms. Campbell are very excited to have you back on campus and we look forward to an awesome year working with you!


Please check out our Newsletter every month for information about events, articles to read, resources and motivational quotes for the school year!



"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."

-Winston Churchill

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"LUCA" - DISNEY PIXAR - SUMMER MOVIE - "SILENZIO BRUNO!"

This summer the movie "LUCA" came out! The movie shares the powerful message to "silence" (shut down) those thoughts that makes us feel worry and nervous about new experiences! We want to invite you all this year to tell your inner "Bruno" or whatever you want to call it to:

"Silenzio Bruno", which means "quiet Bruno!".

You got this and Ms. Granger and Ms. Campbell are here to help you have an amazing year!

Luca 2021 | Silenzio Bruno scene

For Parents/Guardians

Services Offered:

  • Small Group Counseling
  • Individual Counseling
  • Guidance Lessons


Student Skills Goals:

  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Intrapersonal Relationships
  • Post - Secondary Planning and Career Readiness
  • Personal Health and Safety


How to see school Counselor:

  • Teacher Referral
  • Parent Referral
  • Self-Referral
  • Administrator Request

Understanding Self-Harm and the Difference with Suicidal Ideation/Attempts

National Suicide Prevention Week was from September 7th to the 11th. While self-harm can be scary and must be treated, it is very different from suicidal ideation and attempts. Parents need to understand the difference so that they can help their children more effectively.

In this session with Carol Carver, you will learn:

  • What are the forms of self-injury
  • How self-injury is different from suicidal thoughts
  • What drive kids to self-injury
  • How you can detect self-injury
  • How to help a child in this situation
Understanding Self-Harm and the Difference with Suicidal Ideation/Attempts

Self-Care for Parents Who Don't Have Time

Without a good understanding of and proper attention to their own needs, parents are ill-equipped to help their kids and less able to meet their needs for security, direction and emotional support.

In this session with Jessica Knudsen, you will learn:

  • What parents’ needs have to be met to parent effectively
  • How can your self-care deficits affect your kids
  • Some of the strategies to improve your self-care
  • Setting a plan for self-care.
Self-Care for Parents Who Don't Have Time
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