Student Wellness & Personal Counseling
Carondelet has two counselors on staff. They create programming to support emotional wellness and student advocacy. Programming is focused on social and emotional learning.
The counselors coordinate and facilitate regular peer support groups. By appointment, they will meet with students individually for short term needs. When needed, they will support families in providing community referrals for ongoing counseling support outside of Carondelet.
The goal of these services is to promote wellness and to support students in their unique personal development. The counselors address areas of personal concerns by listening, strategizing, and helping students to develop appropriate solutions and coping skills.
Online counseling appointment request forms are available to students and teachers for the scheduling of in person appointments. Counselors make every attempt to limit class disruption in scheduling these appointments but students sometimes can be called out of class.
Parents should call if they have concerns regarding their child's emotional health and well-being.
Group support is offered for these areas:
- Chronic illness
- Freshmen arriving to Carondelet without peers from their feeder school ("Cougar Pack")
- Students transferring to Carondelet from other high schools
Peer Counseling and Advisory:
Trained senior peer counselors work with small groups of freshmen throughout the school year to help them in their adjustment to high school. Peer Counselors will also work in conjunction with an adult mentor during monthly x-block Thursday afternoon advisory meetings.
The Student Wellness office provides links to resources below for parents, guardians, students and staff to work together to raise physically, emotionally, spiritually, and morally healthy young women. The resources include information about:
- Sexual Assault Prevention
- Teen Stress
- Alcohol Use
- Marijuana Use
Vaping and E-Cigarette Use
With an increase in vaping and marijuana potency, this video introduces parents to youth trends with tobacco, vaping and marijuana. It includes student interviews, information on what vaping is, how marijuana has changed in potency in recent years and the corresponding health risks to youth.
Read the U.S. Surgeon General's recent report about the increasing use of e-cigarettes among students and the risks that they pose. View full report.
211 Contra Costa
211 is the national, toll-free, three-digit phone number to call for information about all kinds of local health and social services. Calls are answered 24 hours per day, 365 days per year by trained information and referral specialists at the Contra Costa Crisis Center.
“13 Reasons Why” TV Series Sparks Controversy, ConversationThe recently released Netflix series 13 Reasons Why has come to our attention because of its depiction of teen suicide and the show's growing popularity among teenagers. Click here to read more and find resources for discussing this topic with your teens.
Related Ted Talks
Crisis Hotline Numbers:
- Suicide and Crisis: 1-800-833-2900
- Grief Crisis: 1-800-837-1818
- Rape Crisis: 1-800-670-7273
- Runaway: 1-800-718-4357
- Youth Crisis: 1-800-843-5200
Recommended Teen Websites
- Grief: http://www.kara-grief.org/
- Teen Issues: http://www.teenesteem.com/
- Community Violence Solutions: www.teencvs.org
- Dating Violence Prevention: www.loveisrespect.org
Recommended Websites for Teens and Parents
- American Psychological Association: www.apa.org/topics/teens/index.aspx
- Girls Leadership/”Raising Resilient Girls”: www.girlsleadership.org
- #icanhelp Delete Negativity on Social Media: http://icanhelpdeletenegativity.org/
- Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, Lisa Damour, Ph.D
- Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth
- Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck, Ph.D
- Uncommon Sense for Parents of Teenagers, Michael Riera, Ph.D
- Staying Connected To Your Teenager, Michael Riera, Ph.D
- How to Talk so Teens Will Listen and How to Listen so Teens Will Talk, Faber and Mazlish
- Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years, Cobern and Treeger
- Queen Bees and Wannabees, Rosalind Wiseman