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Confidentiality 

Conversations between the student and the counselor are considered confidential. However, if a counselor has reason to believe that a student is being abused, neglected, or is danger to themselves or others, the counselor has the legal, ethical and professional responsibility to report such concerns to parents or the appropriate authorities.

SOS Student Handout

Dear Parents and Staff,

 

Please click on the link below for additional support and resources: 

 

SOS Student Handout

 

Thanks,

LRMS Counseling Department 

COUNSELING REFFERAL FORM

Counselors' Corner

CUSD SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

Vision Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

Mission Statement

The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

School-Wide Preventions

Goal: Ensure all students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills that will lead to behaviors that support academic achievement and social-emotional well-being.

Prevention Activities

  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • School-wide assemblies/activities
  • Parent education
  • Staff development workshops

Targeted Interventions

Goal: Identify data-driven systematic interventions for students experiencing barriers to academic success and emotional well-being.

 

Targeted Interventions 

  • Small groups
  • Conflict Mediations
  • Individual Counseling
  • Mentorship program
  • Community referrals
  • Crisis response

 Signs of Suicide Parent Awareness Night

Dear Parents,

The below link will provide you the opportunity to view the Signs of Suicide Parent Awareness Night presentation. You will also have the opportunity to attend another SOS Parent Awareness Night at LRMS on Monday, December 5th at 6:00 p.m.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12YTkulwbwJ3_aGNAGvRTmgR9MwD3WQQqZ2rao5QqZpE/edit#slide=id.g35f391192_00

Thank You,

LRMS School Counselors

School Counseling Information

2018 - 2019 Second Step Lessons

 

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SECOND STEP LESSONS 2018 - 2019 - Library

Date

Grade

Teacher

Topic

Thursday- 9/13

7/8

Johnson

Working in Groups

Thursday- 9/20

6/8

Schofield/Skidmore

Working in Groups

Friday- 9/21

7/8

Schooler

Working in Groups

Thursday- 9/27

6/7

Lamotte

Working in Groups

Friday- 10/5

6

McGowan

Working in Groups

Thursday- 10/25

Grade 7 Only

Schooler

SOS

Friday- 10/26

Grade 7 Only

Johnson/Lamotte

SOS

Thursday- 11/9

7/8

Johnson

Coping with Stress

Thursday- 11/15

6/8

Schofield/Skidmore

Emotions/Coping with Stress

Thursday- 11/29

7/8

Schooler

Coping with Stress

Thursday- 12/13

6/7

Lamotte

Emotions/Coping with Stress

Thursday- 1/17

6

McGowan

Emotions

Thursday- 1/24

7/8

Johnson

Study Skills

Thursday- 1/31

6/8

Schofield/Skidmore

Calming Down Strategies/ De-escalating

Thursday- 2/14

7/8

Schooler

Study Skills/De-escalating

Friday- 2/22

6/7

Lamotte

Calming Down Strategies/ Study Skills

Thursday- 2/28

6

McGowan

Calming Down Strategies

Thursday- 3/14

6/8

Schofield/Skidmore

TBD

Friday- 3/22

7/8

Johnson

TBD

Friday- 3/29

7/8

Schooler

TBD

Thursday- 4/18

6/7

Lamotte

TBD

Thursday- 4/26

6

McGowan

TBD

Friday- 5/3

7/8

Johnson

TBD

Thursday- 5/9

6/8

Schofield/Skidmore

TBD

Thursday- 5/16

7/8

Schooler

TBD

Friday- 5/17

6/7

Lamotte

TBD

Parents and Guardians can access more information through entering this activation code on SecondStep.org:

Grade 6 - SSP6 FAMI LY12

Grade 7 - SSP7 FAMI LY23

Grade 8 - SSP8 FAMI LY34

 

Please contact Mr. Bogiatzis, School Counselor, with any questions regarding Second Step lessons. Thank You!

Signs of Suicide (SOS) Parent Presentation

 

April 2017

 

Dear Parent or Guardian:

 

Upcoming Signs of Suicide and Depression (SOS) Lessons:

 

Our school counselors presented the the Signs of Suicide (SOS) workshop to parents last month in the Multi - Purpose Room. We are presenting the SOS program to our 7th grade students on Thursday, April 27 and Monday, May 15. We attached the google slides presentation for your review, and convenience, in case you were unable to attend the presentation.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist in any way. 

 

Best Regards,

Tom and Alex

LRMS School Counselors

 

Click here to download the SOS parent presentation:

3 Reasons Why Netflix - Considerations

 

Dear Parent and Guardian:

 

Please click on the below link for additional information on the 13 Reasons Why Netflix program: 

 

13 Reasons WHY REVIEW

 

Hope this is helpful information to assist you in discussing the topic with your child. 

 

Tom and Alex

School Counselors

Signs of Suicide and Depression (SOS) - Grade 7 Parent Letter

Parent or Guardian:

 

Please click on the following link to view the SOS parent letter. 

 

Signs of Suicide and Depression (SOS) - Grade 7 Parent Letter

 

Ladera Ranch Counselors:

My Name is Mr. Bogiatzis (Bo-gat-sis) or simply Mr. B.

Tobogiatzis@capousd.org

949-234-5922 x29021

Monday-Friday

Ladera Ranch Middle School makes every effort to provide support services to assist ALL students with their academic, social and emotional growth. As the school counselor, I am an advocate for ALL students and work collaboratively with the guidance team to ensure student success in school. 

This is my fourth year as the school counselor at Ladera Ranch Middle School. I served on the district school counseling advisory committee and recently presented at the annual CASC conference in October, 2017. I received my M.S. in Counselor Education and my Sixth Year Degree in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University. I have experience as a secondary level school counselor at school districts in California and Connecticut. 

I have taught Second Step lessons and coordinated school wide events such as Character Development Assemblies, Parent Programs, HUG (Hi, Update, Goodbye) Mentoring, Academic Tutoring Support, and 8th Grade Career Day.

I look forward to having the opportunity to meet you and supporting your child here at LRMS! 

Professional Memberships:

  • California School Counselors Association
  • American School Counselors Association

Mrs. Andria Tsianos

astsianos@capousd.org

949-234-5922 x29007

Every Monday and Tuesday

Hi! I am the new part-time Counselor for Ladera Ranch Middle School. I am extremely excited to join this wonderful community in educating and supporting our Lions. Before moving to LRMS, I worked at San Clemente High School. I graduated from CSULB with a B.A. in Human Development and a minor in Psychology. I earned my Master in Education with a Pupil Personnel Service and Child and Welfare and Attendance Credential from CSUDH. I am happy to be here as an available support.

Mrs. Amanda Ramirez

Counseling Intern (Aug-Dec)

Every Tues, Wed, & Thursday

Hello! This semester, I’ll be working as an intern for the School Counseling Department!  I received my B. A. in Psychology from William Jewell College and will be graduating from Wake Forest University with a M.A. in Counseling in December 2018.  I have a background working in social services, helping support and connect children and families with resources in the community.  I also worked as a school counseling intern at San Juan Hills High School for the 2017-2018 school year.  I am so excited to be working with and getting to know students and families at LRMS! 

HOW DO I CONTACT MY COUNSELOR?

Students may request counseling services on a self - referral basis by completing the"Student Counseling Referral" form located in the LINK below or in the main office. You may also call the school at 234-5922or email me atTobogiatzis@capousd.org to request counseling for your child.

50 Ways to Take a Break

Tips on Stress Management - 

 

50 Ways to Take a Break

Phone Applications - Mindfulness

 

Please click on the link below for Free Phone App Resources: 

 

 

Phone Applications - Mindfulness

LRMS Groups

HUG: Hi, Update, Goodbye! 

HUG MENTORING LETTER

 

Games Group 

When:Daily (Lunch) - Room 703

 

Cool Activities/ PAL 

Listen to Announcements Weekly - MPR

 

Creative Writing and Storytelling

When: Friday - Room 715

 

Seasonal Card Making 

When:Monthly - Room 715 (After School)

 

Cultural Culinary Community

When: Monthly - Room 715 (After School)

 

Debate Group

When: Every Other Monday - Room 723 (After School)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARENT RESOURCES - SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS AND ADVICE!!

SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR STUDENTS

1. Never let a stranger into your social media.

2. Think before you post.

3. Never post or forward mean, rude, or threatening messages.

4. Develop a positive online reputation.

5. Do not take photos or post images during school hours.

6. Phones are turned off from "Bell to Bell" unless specifically instructed by your teacher.