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About me: I am Jenny Parbs Solomon, DeSoto Central Elementary's school counselor. I graduated from the University of Memphis and began working as a behavior tech in DeSoto County schools. I loved working with special needs and served in several of the county's schools. I then earned my master's degree in counseling from the University of Mississippi and am happy to serve as DCE's school counselor.

 

 

ASCA national model (2012) states that a comprehensive school counseling program is an integral component of the school’s mission. Comprehensive school counseling programs, driven by student data and based on the ASCA National Model:

 

• ensure equitable access to a rigorous education for all students

 

• identify the knowledge and skills all students will acquire as a result of the K–12 comprehensive school counseling

 

program

 

• are delivered to all students in a systematic fashion

 

• are based on data-driven decision making

 

• are provided by a state-credentialed school counselor

 

Effective school counseling programs are a collaborative effort between the school counselor, families, community stakeholders

 

and other educators to create an environment resulting in a positive impact on student achievement. Education professionals,

 

including school counselors, value and respond to the diversity and individual differences in our societies and

 

communities in culturally sensitive and responsive ways.

 

 

How Can I Help My Child Be Successful in School?

1. Read EVERYDAY! You can read to your child or have your child read to you. Either way, READ!

2.  Create a consistent after-school routine. Help your child study and complete their homework.

3.  Be POSITIVE! Always speak positively about school, learning, and your child’s teacher.

4.  Encourage! Give your child the opportunity to excel in all areas of their academics.

5. Be sure that your child is getting plenty of rest each night and is ready for school each day.

6.  Teach your child to be responsible for their actions and to take pride in all they do!

7.  Stay INVOLVED! Make it a point to ask your child about his or her day.

8.       Communicate. Please know you can contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.

 

 

 

 

Individual Counseling

I work with students one-on-one to discuss issues such as friendship and self-esteem. Students are referred by a parent or teacher or can refer themselves. What we talk about stays confidential unless the child is in danger of getting hurt or hurting someone else. 

Small group counseling

 Small group counseling sessions are offered to provide additional services to children with common needs or concerns. Small groups are beneficial for students because it allows them to share their thoughts and feelings with peers.  In the elementary level, topics of small groups may include friendships, grief, changing families, etc.  The ultimate goal of small group counseling is to work through things such as interpersonal issues, to develop strategies and skills to positively impact their school achievement, and to increase appropriate social interaction skills.  

 Classroom counseling

Each class attends classroom counseling once per month. The topics of each lesson are chosen based on the input received from the parents', staff, and students' needs assessment that is completed at the beginning of each school year. 

 

Confidentiality

Whatever your child shares with me is considered confidential information.  Only in the following circumstances would I be required to release confidential information:

 

• If the child gives serious indications that she/he is likely to harm self or others.

• If the child indicates she/he is being abused or is in danger.

• If a court order is given.  

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