Leopard Counseling Newsletter

Lincoln Elementary

October 2015 Newsletter

Hello Lincoln Teachers & Staff!

As part of our mission, Lincoln Elementary is dedicated to providing safe, healthy learning environments for our students. As part of Alameda County's Behavioral-Health Initiative, a Clinical Counselor will be available to provide counseling services to students in need for the 2015-2016 year. This newsletter will include information to keep you informed on our efforts to increase social-emotional learning and positive behavior supports in our school community!

Leopard Counseling @ Lincoln Elementary

What is Leopard Counseling?

Leopard Counseling is the behavioral-health program at Lincoln Elementary School through Alameda County's Center for Healthy Schools and Communities. This program coordinates a variety of student support services available to students. The services offered through this program include individual and group counseling, drop-in support, restorative circles, parent and teacher consultation, group guidance, student assessment, and information and referral assistance to other agencies in the community.

Leopard Counseling is located at The Leopard Spot!

What happens in counseling?

Counseling provides a confidential place for students to talk with a trained and supportive adult about issues affecting their wellbeing and threatening their ability to learn. Leopard Counseling is open to all Lincoln students in need of social, emotional, and mental health support. The Counselor is trained to work with students on a number of concerns: bullying, divorce, grief, inappropriate behaviors, depression, community violence, aggression, stress and anxiety, etc. The Counselor advocates and supports students in resolving the issues that affect their mental health and wellness.

Meet the Counselor, Ms. Rupp!

Hello Lincoln family, My name is Alex Rupp and I am so excited to be apart of your 2015-2016 school year. As an intern with Alameda County's Center for Healthy Schools and Communities, I will be providing mental health counseling and behavioral supports to students in need.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies from the University of Central Florida and currently completing my Master of Social Work degree, with a focus in Urban Families and Communities, at the California State University, Northridge. As a south Florida native, I have lived in San Francisco for the past two years now!

Each and every student should have the opportunity to learn in a safe and healthy environment and experience positive social, emotional, and developmental growth within it. My goals are to advocate for students, promote a caring school climate, celebrate diversity, increase student wellbeing, support teachers and staff, and collaborate with the school community at Lincoln Elementary.

Please feel free to contact me for any reason. I am here to help wherever my assistance is needed. I am looking forward to learning and collaborating with you all throughout the 2015-2016 school year! Go Leopards!

-Alexandra Rupp

Clinical Counselor

Ms. Rupp's Office Hours

Tuesdays 8am-4pm

Counseling Referral Form

If you are concerned about a student and believe they could benefit from counseling, please print and fill out the Counseling Referral Form and return it to the front office.

Ms. Rupp will contact you as soon as possible!

Student Contact Form

If a student asks to speak with me, please have them fill out this form. Students can access this form on the Lincoln website!

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