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SEL LIBRARY

SEL LIBRARY

Click on the image below to check out our SEL library. 
 
SEL Library
 
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SECOND STEP

SECOND STEP

The Second Step program is a social-emotional learning curriculum delivered via classroom guidance lessons by the counselor to all students. Second Step is designed to promote skills and attitudes that increase students' success in school, help them get along with others, and create a positive school climate in order to prevent school violence and bullying.
 
What is social-emotional learning?
  • Recognizing emotions in oneself and others 
  • Managing strong emotions
  • Having empathy for others
  • Controlling impulses
  • Communicating clearly and assertively 
  • Maintaining cooperative relationships
  • Making responsible decisions 
  • Solving problems effectively
 
Second Step lessons for elementary grades include:
  • Listening & Focusing Attention
  • Respect, Empathy, & Compassion
  • Identifying Feelings 
  • Emotion Management & Calming Down
  • Problem Solving 
COUNSELOR SPOTLIGHTS

COUNSELOR SPOTLIGHTS

The link below describes the Social Emotional Learning skills that students need for their futures and to succeed in the workforce. Our district-wide core lesson curriculum, Second Step, is taught by School Counselors and emphasize these skills.
 
 
Also, check out these articles that suggest the connections between screen time, physical health, & mental health!
 
 
COUNSELOR'S MISSION STATEMENT

COUNSELOR'S MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and college/career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Liz Sholly

Liz Sholly

Days: Wednesday-Friday
Hours: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
 
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Social Emotional Learning
Parent Codes

Parent Codes

By logging in to the Second Step website (secondstep.org), you will get to access the information and materials used in the lessons that your student(s) receive at least 6 times per year! Familiarize yourself with the language and key concepts so that you can reinforce these important and essential life skills with your children. 
 
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Kinder: SSPK FAMI LY70
1st Grade: SSP1 FAMI LY71
2nd Grade: SSP2 FAMI LY72
3rd Grade: SSP3 FAMI LY73
4th Grade: SSP4 FAMI LY74
5th Grade: SSP5 FAMI LY75
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PARENT RESOURCES

PARENT RESOURCES

UCLA Center for Child Anxiety Resilience Education and Support is chock full of excellent resources for families to understand and support their child who may be struggling with anxiety. Some of the helpful info they have includes The Connection Between Anxiety and Stress, Warning Signs of Anxiety in Elementary School Children, How can I help my child handle anxiety?, and lots of coping skills to practice at home.
 

Staying Calm

COUNSELING REFERRAL FORM

COUNSELING REFERRAL FORM

Please fill out one of the forms below if you would like to request a virtual appointment with one of our counselors and we will reach out to you asap. 
COUNSELOR'S VISION STATEMENT

COUNSELOR'S VISION STATEMENT

The School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.
 
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