Developmental Guidance

  • The Craig Comprehensive Counseling Program utilizes the Second Step Guidance Curriculum which is intended for students in grades kindergarten into middle-school.  The curriculum is divided into three parts: empathy training, impulse control and anger management.  Empathy training teaches students about recognizing feelings, how they change and strategies to manage them.  Impulse control focuses on teaching students how to control impulsive behaviors that at times, can be problematic in the classroom.  Finally, anger management teaches students ways of calming down and appropriate strategies on how to identify angry feelings before they become a problem.

     

    Other developmental guidance topics your counselor may teach depending on students' grade-level include:

     
     

    Suicide Awareness

     

    Drug / Alcohol Awareness

     

    Peer-Pressure

     

    Grief/Loss

     

    Empathy Skills

     

    Impulse Control

     

    Coping with Stress

     

    Managing Anger

     

    Good/Bad Touching

     

    Good Study Skills

     

    Conflict Resolution

     

    Making Healthy Choices

     

    Bullying Awareness

     

    Cyber-Bullying

     

    Self-Esteem/Image

     

    Accepting Diversity

     

    Gossip/Rumors

     

    Career Awareness