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Welcome and thank you for visiting the Waitsfield Elementary School Counseling site! My name is Katie Babic, and I am thrilled to be serving as your Elementary School Counselor. Please let me know how I may assist your child and or children in having a happy and productive school experience. I invite you to read the information below or check out the resources available to all families.
Counseling Services are available during the school hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Services provided for all students:
Individual Counseling: Referrals for Individual Counseling occur through the request of a parent, teacher or student. At the school level, individual counseling is short-term (6 to 8 weeks) and seeks to address barriers that may be getting in the way of a student being the best they can be. Should a student need on-going service past the 6-8 services I provide, a referral to a local mental health provider will be offered.
Small Group Counseling: Referrals for Small Group participation occur through requests made by parents, teacher or as identified in services by a team. Sessions typically last 6-9 weeks and are offered throughout the year based on student needs. This type of counseling environment allows students to give and receive help from peers who may be experiencing similar feelings or situations.
Sessions are agreed upon time with the classroom teacher to minimize the absence of direct instruction. If you have any questions about these counseling services, please feel free to contact me!
Services provided for parents, teachers and other community stakeholders:
- Teacher or Parent Consultation,
- Community Collaboration,
- Responsive Services
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Comprehensive and developmentally appropriate guidance lessons will be delivered for each grade level, once a week for a semester. Classes are approximately 35-40 minutes and follow the VT Framework for Health Education Standards as well as the HUUSD Learning Expectations.
For more specific details on our Guided Health time, please contact me directly.
For a variety of information supporting you and your child alike through their elementary years visit my Pinterest Page, WES School Counseling. I am continually adding more articles, activities, resources, etc. so check back often. The boards thus far are dedicated to; opening dialogue, sensory input, parenting, social-emotional learning, self-regulation, bibliotherapy, edu videos, podcasts and more!
Please take a moment to check out a few of these online resources for parents.