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School Counselor - Jasmine DeLaPaz

(973) 473 - 8189

jasmine.delapaz@lodi.k12.nj.us

Jasmine DeLaPazWelcome to Miss DeLaPaz's Counseling Corner!

Hello Everyone,

My name is Jasmine DeLaPaz and I am so excited to be your School Counselor!

Elementary school is where students create their foundation for developing knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to become confident, healthy, and accomplished individuals. I am here to help ensure each student has the necessary tools to succeed. As an extra layer of support for your child, I am able to assist them in navigating conflicts, difficult times at school, and academics.

Role of the School Counselor:

The role of a School Counselor is essential for students to succeed in not only academics, but also in personal relationships and social development. The ultimate goal for School Counselors is to help students mature into happy, adjusted, successful members of society. School Counselors work hard to do this by creating and implementing comprehensive programs. Counselors promote positive development for all students academically and socio-emotionally by actively collaborating with stakeholders (teachers, administrators, parents, special services, related service providers, and community resource providers), providing students with necessary coping skills, and lending resources/references to those in need.

Specific topics that are addressed each year include: bullying, conflict resolution, conflict management, behavioral management, self-esteem, mindfulness, and community building.

What I do:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Classroom character education/social emotional lessons
  • Respond to school crisis and emergency situations
  • Collaborate with stakeholders/case managers/students
  • Provide resources/appropriate referrals
  • Advocacy

Here is a link to my "Virtual Counseling Corner":

https://sites.google.com/lodi.k12.nj.us/missdelapazscounselingcorner/home

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me, I am always here to help and provide support!


Helpful Resources:

Website Theme Description

https://www.schoolcounselor.org/administrators/role-of-the-school-counselor.aspx

Role of the School Counselor A more thorough explanation of the School Counselor’s role in the school.

http://www.parenttoolkit.com/

Parent Toolkit A toolkit designed to help parents track and support their child’s academic and social/emotional development from Pre-K-High School.

https://www.pbs.org/parents

Parent Resources PBS provides a variety of resources ranging from activities on various topics and articles with parenting tips and hacks.
http://www.nea.org/home/ParentArticlesResources.html Parent Article Resources The National Education Association shares resources and parent guides on many different topics like bullying, common core, and student success.

https://www.nj.gov/education/bilingual/resources/ParentHandbook.pdf

A pdf “Parents Handbook to New Jersey Schools.” This guide is designed to answer some of your questions and to give you important information about the United States and New Jersey school systems.

Book

The Bad Seed by Jory John

Topic

Behavior, Change

Description

This book discusses our reactions to life experiences, the consequences of our choices, and the chance to make a change for the better.

The Good Egg by John Jory

Peer Pressure This book discusses peer pressure and the importance of balance, self-care and accepting those for who they are.
The Jelly Donut Difference Sharing Kindness with the World by, Maria Dismondy Kindness This book addresses the importance of kindness and promotes random acts of kindness. The story discusses being a good sibling, neighbor, and friend

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine by Julia Cook

Anxiety This book addresses anxiety in a relatable way children of all ages understand and offers creative strategies to lessen the severity.
Breathe Like a Bear by, Kira Willey Mindfulness This book includes a collection of mindfulness exercises designed to teach kids techniques for managing their bodies, breathing, and emotions. (includes 30 simple exercises)

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

Friendship This book discusses kindness, courtesy, respect, and friendship. The story teaches a lesson about the difficulties and ultimate rewards of making new friends.

Do Unto Otters by, Laurie Keller

Manners This book highlights how to be a good friend and neighbor by following the golden rule (treating others the way you want to be treated).
Was it the Chocolate Pudding? By, Sandra Levins Divorce This book helps readers learn about divorce, and receive age appropriate explanations of what is happening (single parent homes, joint custody). It also reassures the reader that divorce is a grown-up problem and is not the child’s fault.

 

Book Series

  • A Little SPOT of...series by, Diane Alber 

**A Little SPOT Stays Home (discusses viruses and safe distances) 

  • ...Ninja series by, Mary Nhin

**Masked Ninja (discusses kindness and preventing the spread of racism and viruses)


  • I Am...series by, Susan Verde

  • My Dragon Books series by, Steve Herman

**Dragon’s Mask (discusses the importance of wearing a mask and viruses


Topics Covered

  • Life skills (courage, perseverance, teamwork, talent, gratitude, giving, optimism, creativity, ect.)

    • Emotions (anger, anxiety, happiness, sadness, love, confidence, ect.) 


  • Emotions (anxiety, positivity, anger, kind, grateful, grumpy, ect.)

    • Diversity, Inclusive, Unplugged, Focused, Dishonesty, Grit

  • Mindfulness, wellness, and compassion 

    • I Am..love, yoga, peace, human, one

  • The series focuses on “training” or “teaching” a pet dragon about different topics like: Anger, Empathy, Anxiety, Behaviors, Consequences, Trauma, Attitude, Screen time, Manners, Diversity, Kindness, Lying, ect. 

 

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