The mission of the counseling program echoes the mission statement of Rock Hill Schools in providing a safe environment which promotes equity, communication, individuality, and community involvement. Through program delivery and direct counseling services, students will be provided opportunities for the acquisition of skills necessary for personal/social development which contributes to their academic and career success.
The counseling program framework is aligned with the American School Counseling (ASCA) National Model.
Know! To Thrive in Uncertain Times
We know that for many tweens and teens, their social connectedness is what drives them. When their social lives are not only disrupted but literally stopped in their tracks, it can have devastating consequences. At this point, the novelty of being out of school has likely worn off, and the reality of social distancing has set in. And while being six feet apart or hunkered down in our homes slows the spread of this virus, the physical and mental implications can include isolation and loneliness.
This ongoing isolation and loneliness can lead to depression, which can in turn lead to numerous adverse mental health and physical impacts, such as:
Feelings of sadness, anxiety, and hopelessness
Changes in eating and sleeping habits
Feelings of fatigue—even after plenty of sleep
Trouble concentrating and completing assigned schoolwork
Aches and pains for no apparent reason (headaches, stomachaches, cramps)
New or increased use of alcohol or other drugs
Thoughts of self-harm, including suicide
Parenting: Raising Happy Children
Jim Taylor PhD.
One of the most frequent comments I get from parents is "I just want my kid to be happy." Though an admirable and common objective, happiness is one of the most neglected family values in twenty-first-century America. Few parents grasp the essential meaning of happiness for their children and fewer still understand how they can help their children to find it.
Your Attitude is Your Choice.
Choose to be positive!!
I like this article by Steve Keating.....
We make choices all day everyday. When to wake up, what to wear, what to eat, and many more. Some of our choices are conscious decisions and some, regrettably are unconscious.
When our choices are conscious we have the opportunity to control them, when our choices are unconscious they just kind of happen. Unconscious decisions tend to become habits and it seems that they are most often bad habits at that.
One of our most important choices is the choice of our attitude. Do you realize that you, and only you, choose your attitude?
According to Psychologist Carol Dweck, your attitude is a better predictor of your success than your IQ ( Entrepreneur Magazine ).