• Student Services Section

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    Welcome to the CTA Freedom Elementary Student Services Web Page
    School Counselors Helping Students To….
    Gain interpersonal and communication skills.
    Learn problem solving and decision making skills.
    Develop community pride and involvement.
    Create school success skills.
    Recognize their strengths and weaknesses to achieve better in school.
    Help students build self-confidence and self-esteem.
    Promotes a positive school environment.
    Establish and maintain healthy relationships with others.
    Help deal with concerns, feelings, and goals.
    Assist students, teachers, parents and administrators each day.
    Students are seen by a school counselor when………
    Parents request and indicate a need or desire that the counselor meet with their child.
    Teachers, administrators, and other school staff refer the student.
    Student requests help.
    Benefits of working with a school counselor…
    Success in school.
    Develop positive feeling of self.
    Recognize cause and effect of their actions.
    Develop effective communication skills.
    Learn coping skills.
    Learn to take responsibility for their behavior and actions.
    Parents Helping To….
    Encourage your child’s to develop excellent study habits.
    Create study area for your child at home.
    Check your child’s agenda nightly.
    Ask to see your child’s complete homework nightly.
    Provide a good breakfast each morning.
    Water your child daily, supply water bottle for school.
    Read nightly together and encourage individual reading time.
    Create a nightly route with an early bedtime to ensure a good nights rest.
    Some of the Topics Covered By a School Counselor
    Trustworthiness
    Responsibility
    Anger Managment
    Caring
    Citizenship
    Tattling
    Self-Esteem
    Problem Solving/Decision Marking
    Respect
    Fairness
    Cooperation and Friendship
    Gossip/Rumors
    Feelings
    Conflict Resolution
    Goal Setting
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    Do you suspect a child you know may have a disability?
    Does this child:
    • Have trouble seeing people and objects?
    • Have difficulty hearing voices and other sounds?
    • Remain unusually quiet for long periods of time?
    • Have difficulty talking or pronouncing words properly?
    • Move about with difficulty when crawling, walking or running?
    • Learn slowly…and have difficulty understanding?
    • Have trouble playing with children or getting along with adults?
    • Have other special health problems?

    If you answered "yes" to one or more of these questions, call your local school today. Learn about screenings and special services that are available for all children from birth through age twenty-one.

    • If this child is younger than 3 years old, please call Arizona Early Intervention Program (AZEIP) at 1-888-439-5609 or (602)532-9960.
    • If this child is 3 to 5 years of age, please call Chandler Unified School District at (480)812-7010.
    • If this child is 5 to 21 years of age, please call your local school.
    bully free zone image CTA Freedom is a Bully Free Zone
    The Olweus Bully Prevention Program is to identify bullying behaviors, and to help students who are being bullied. The program consists of school-wide bully prevention rules, classroom meetings, and a fully trained staff to ensure a successful program.
    Character Counts   (http://charactercounts.org/)
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    • Trustworthiness
    • Respect

    • Responsibility
    • Caring
    • Citizenship
    • Good Character
     
    Helpful Links & Contacts
    Dealing with Grief
    http://kidshealth.org

    Anxiety
    http://www.worrywisekids.org

    Arizona Behavioral Health Services
    http://www.magellanofaz.com
    American Psychological Association
    http://www.apahelpcenter.org

    National Eating Disorder Association
    http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

    Arizona Department of Health Services
    http://www.azdhs.gov
    phone image24 Hour Hotlines
    CASA (Center for Prevention of Abuse and Violence) 602-254-6400
    Crisis Center – East Valley Child Crisis Center 480-969-2308
    EMPACT Crisis Line – Suicide Prevention 480-784-1500
    Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
    Shelter Hotline – 1-800-799-7739
    Abuse Services
    Child Protective Services (CPS) 602-530-1800
    Drug & Alcohol Services
    Alanon 480-969-6144
    AA (Alcoholics Anonymous 480-834-9033
    The Nation Directory of Drug & Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs 1-800-729-6686

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    Report a Problem | Email Mrs. Conroy, Counselor