Counseling Corner


Happy Holidays

Hello Jamaica Family!

Christmas Break is almost here - time does fly. Students have been learning the following tools from our Toolbox Curriculum during our weekly lessons; 1. Listening Tool 2. Empathy Tool and 3. Personal Space Tool. If you have any questions or comments about our Toolbox Project Curriculum, please contact me, my contact information is at the end of this news letter.



Listening Tool "I listen with my ears, eyes, and heart". To listen and make meaning , we need to use our eyes, hearts and minds, as well as our ears. With our ears we receive not only words, but also vocal tone, both of which convey a tremendous amount of information. With eyes, we connect with the speaker, which helps us "listen" to body language, facial expressions, and gestures. With our hearts, we empathize with the speaker and stand in his or her shoes.

Empathy Tool "I care for myself, i care for others"

Empathy is noticing how another person is feeling and being able to understand what must be like to for them. Empathy is caring about someone else. Empathy is the root to tolerance, kindness, and forgiveness.

Personal Space Tool "I have the right to my space. You have the right to yours"

We all have indelible right to our space and the responsibility to give others the same right. Noticing the physical space around us helps us see our own needs and also how we may be impacting others.

Counseling Resources

Our community offers a wealth of resources to support children and their families. Please let me know if you are in need of outside counseling contacts, employment support, food/clothing/utilities, crisis intervention, or any other concerns/questions!