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Counselor's Corner

CUSD SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

CUSD SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

Vision Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.
 

Mission Statement

The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. 
SCHOOL COUNSELOR BELIEFS

SCHOOL COUNSELOR BELIEFS

  • I believe school counselors have the responsibility to educate, advocate for, and motivate students from all backgrounds and abilities. 
  • I believe all students are capable of achieving their academic and personal goals when given appropriate and timely supportive interventions.
  • I believe school counselors should consult and collaborate with teachers, parents and staff in order to create the most effective plan to help a student thrive.
  • I believe school counselors have the unique role of helping students achieve educational and personal success by guiding them in the domains of academic, college and career readiness, and social/emotional development.   
  • I believe in using data to design, implement, evaluate and continuously improve the comprehensive school counseling program using the ASCA mindsets and beliefs as a framework.
MEET THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

MEET THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Mrs. Rachel Sanchez
 

Contact Information

Main Office: 949-643-1540
Schedule: e/o W, Th, F         7:30am-3:00pm 
Education
Springfield College, B. S. Psychology
University of Massachusetts Amherst, M.ed. School Counseling, P.P.S. Credential, School Counseling
Antioch University, Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
 
Services Provided
  • Classroom Guidance Lessons (Second Step Social-Emotional Curriculum)
  • Short Term Individual Counseling
  • Short Term Group Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Conflict Mediation  
  • Lunch Workshops For Students
  • Schoolwide Programs
  • Parent Consultation
  • Community Referrals
 
 
 
National Suicide Hotline
Parent & Youth Helpline
 
 
Say Something Campaign
 
VIRTUAL COUNSELING OFFICE

VIRTUAL COUNSELING OFFICE

 
What you say in here stays in here
 
Second Step Core Curriculum
The Second Step program is a social-emotional learning curriculum delivered via classroom guidance lessons once a month by the counselor to all students. Second Step is designed to promote skills and attitudes that increase students' success in school, help them get along with others, and create a positive school climate in order to prevent school violence and bullying. Second Step is a program rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) that helps transform schools into supportive, successful learning environments while providing a sense of safety and respect in the entire school community.
 
What is Social-Emotional Learning?
  • Recognizing emotions in oneself and others
  • Managing strong emotions
  • Having empathy for others
  • Controlling impulses
  • Communicating clearly and assertively
  • Maintaining cooperative relationships
  • Making responsible decisions
  • Solving problems effectively
 
Second Step lessons for elementary grades include:
  • Listening & focusing attention
  • Respect, empathy and compassion
  • Identifying feelings
  • Emotion management & calming down
  • Problem solving
Want more information on Second Step? Below are activation keys you can use at https://www.secondstep.org to create an account to watch videos about the Second Step Program and get information about what your student is learning.  
SECOND STEP ACCESS CODES

SECOND STEP ACCESS CODES

Kindergarten: SSPK FAMI LY70
First: SSP1 FAMI LY71
Second: SSP2 FAMI  LY72
Third: SSP3 FAMI LY72
Fourth: SSP4 FAMI LY74
Fifth: SSP5 FAMI LY75