CAIU-ANPS School Counselor/School Psychologist
Dr. George Schmidt
-B.A. Psychology (1978)
-New England College
-MEd Elementary Counseling (1979)
-PhD School Psychology (1986)
-The Pennsylvania State University
Proudly serving SJA for the past 20 years!
School Counselor Resources
-Ever think about having a weekly family meeting to clarify, sort out, and devise solutions for problems? Why not jot the ideas down on the "Family Meeting Notes"? Then its easy to go over what worked, by who, and tweak issues. Don't forget to discuss post-virus plans! www.pricelessparenting.com/documents/family%20meeting%20notes.pdf
-Encourage your children to reach out socially, even if for brief visits with freinds. Think about reinforcing activities that builds your child's self-esteem while on the look-out for new ones. Start to discuss activities, sports, and clubs your child may be interested in as they appear this spring and summer.
We have talked about handling challenges, noticing, and offering gratitude when we see it. Take a minute to review this chart and fill it in. www.pricelessparenting.com/documents/positive%20thinking%20for%20kids.pdf
Can we find 3 things to be happy about? Is happiness a skill you can learn? (You already know what I would say. :) ) Check this out:
Are there times when you say something before you think? Take a look at these steps!
Self-Care for Adults
-Parents: A nice Resource Kit for Parents -developmental stages, resources by age, and how to support children's emotional and mental health. www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/parental-resource-kit/index.html
-Please reach out if I can support you, or chat with any student even if not on my caseload. Sometimes brief consults and connection can minimize bigger problems in the future.
-At the bottom of this site, use the calendar sign up for students and parents. Just select a good time!
Aide to Non-Public Schools (https://caiu.org/families/aid-to-non-public-schools)
Please find below referral forms: