Mr. Dominique Bond - School Counselor (3rd-5th grade)
I’m excited to begin this school year as the school counselor for 3rd-5th grade. I have a passion for helping students develop emotional and social skills to be successful inside of the classroom. I will do this by one-on-one counseling and small group sessions. Students are referred by their parents, teachers or principal. Students will have the option to request to speak with me if they desire. I will focus on various topics such as bullying, self-esteem, mindfulness, stress management, problem solving and more. My role is to serve as an advocate and resource for my students. My goal is to collaborate with parents, students, and teachers to meet the needs of all my students.
Mr. Dominique Bond
Phone: 706-821-2766 ext 1080
Why Elementary School Counselors?
The elementary school years set the foundation for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. Elementary school counselors have an impact on these years by implementing a school counseling program and collaborating with school staff, parents and the community to create a safe and respectful learning environment. By providing education, prevention, early identification and intervention, elementary school counselors help their students achieve academic success, develop an understanding of career opportunities and develop social/ emotional skills in response to issues they face
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ DEVELOPMENTAL NEEDS
The elementary years are a time when students begin to develop their academic self-concept and feelings of competence and confidence as learners. They are beginning to develop decision-making, communication and life skills, as well as character values. It is also a time when students develop and acquire attitudes toward school, self, peers, social groups and family.
Parent and Student Resources:
Who Are School Counselors? https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/Careers-Roles/SCInfographic.pdf
School Counselor VS. Guidance Counselor: School Counselor VS. Guidance Counselor
Keep Children Healthy during the COVID-19 Outbreak: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children.html
Tips to Help Children and Youth Take Care of Their Mental Health During COVID-19: https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2020/05/tips-to-help-children-and-youth-take-care-of-their-mental-health-during-covid-19/
HELPFUL TIPS FOR SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND TEENS DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK: http://med.umich.edu/mott/pdf/covid-19-tips-supporting-children-teens.pdf