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Counseling Calendar

2015-2016 Schedule

For the 2016-2017 school year, Las Flores Middle School will have a school counselor on campus everyday. 

Confidentiality

Conversations between the student and the counselor are considered confidential. However, if a counselor has reason to believe that a student is being abused, neglected or is a danger to themself or others, the counselor has the legal, ethical and professional responsibility to report such concerns to parents or the appropriate authorities.

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Counselor's Corner

Welcome Ms. Larsen & Miss Pacini

 

Las Flores Middle School would like to welcome Ms. Kristin Larsen & Ms. Brittney Pacini to the counseling team!

 

Ms. Larsen is a second year graduate student at California State University, Long Beach. She will be graduating in May 2017. Ms. Larsen has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Diego State University. Ms. Larsen most recently interned at Laguna Hills High School where she managed a caseload of 20 students. She also has experience facilitating groups counseling sessions. Prior to Laguna Hills High School, Mrs. Larsen was a Behavior Specialist at the Center for Austism and Related Disorders. Ms. Larsen will be working at Las Flores on Thursdays and Fridays

 

Miss Pacini is a first year graduate student at Chapman University working towards her Master of Arts degree in School Counseling  & LPPC Licensure.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from San Diego State University and also studied abroad at the University of London. She has two years of experience working with students on the autism spectrum as a Behavior Interventionist. Miss Pacini will be working at Las Flores on Mondays & Tuesdays for the remainder of the 2016-2017 School Year.

 

 

Who is my School Counselor?

My name is Mrs. Goddard, but you can call me Mrs. G.

I am the School Counselor for Las Flores Middle School. I am a resource for all students, parents, and staff members.

As a School Counselor, I am an advocate for all students at Las Flores Middle School. I work with the guidance team to collaborate on the best plan for each student in order to ensure success. All conversations between myself and students are confidential. There are limits to confidentiality, if a student is being abused, is in danger of hurting themselves or others or has knowledge of another student in danger of harming themselves or others, the appropriate people will be contacted and this information disclosed. As a school counselor, I am trained to address concerns in areas of Personal/Social, Academic & College/Career. Most concerns will fall into these three categories, some examples of the areas I assist students and families with are:

  • Making Friends
  • Friendship
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Anger Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Grief & Loss
  • Emotional Concerns
  • Setting Behavior Goals
  • Academics*
  • Preparing for high school*
  • College information*
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Self Harm Prevention
  • Test Anxiety*
  • Study Skills tips/tricks*
  • Career Exploration*

*Your academic advisor can give some great advice in these areas!

Students get referred to me many different ways: by a teacher, by an administrator, by an academic advisor, by a parent, by a friend, or just walking in because they need to talk.

Everyone has a bad day sometimes or may go through a tough situation, either at school or at home. It is important to know you aren't alone and I am always here to help and listen to you. Please stop by my office (I am right next to the Academic Advisor offices in back of the attendance desk) or email me at aagoddard@capousd.org

Even if you are having a great day and year, it would still be amazing to meet you, so please stop by and say hello!

Take care,

Mrs. G

A little bit about Mrs. G!

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Education:

Bachelor of Arts - Cal Sate University, Fullerton
Master of Science - University of La Verne

Counseling Background:
This will be my third year at Las Flores Middle School. My counseling backgrounds includes all three grade levels.
I worked for:

  • Bonita Unified at San Dimas High School
  • Whittier City School District - Dexter Middle School & Edwards Middle School
  • Irvine Unified School District - Playa Vista School & Vista Verde School
  • Pajaro Unified School District (located in Watsonville, CA)  - Pajaro Middle School, Lakeview Middle School, & EA Hall Middle Schools, as well as a district level counselor. 
  • Capistrano Unified School District - Hidden Hills Elementary School

I have planned and facilitated classroom guidance & school wide events such as College & Career Week, National Suicide Prevention Week, and Bullying Prevention.

Training & Certifications
I am trained in:

  • Child Abuse Reporting by LA County
  • Mental Health First Aid Certified
  • Kognito At-Risk Middle & High School level Certified
  • I have attended numerous trainings in suicide prevention & intervention.

Professional Membership

  • California School Counselors Association
  • American School Counselor Association

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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