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School Counselor

Referral System

As a school counselor, I am a resource for all students, parents, families, and staff members! Please use the referral links below if you believe your student would benefit from counseling services. 

Parents/Guardians may refer their child for counseling by emailing the counselor, stopping by the front office and getting a Counseling Referral form, or by filling out a Counseling Referral form online by clicking here

Teachers may refer a student for counseling by emailing the counselor or by filling out an online Counseling Referral form by clicking here

Students may request to see the counselor by filling out a Counseling Request form located in the front office. 

School Counseling Report: 2017-2018

Counselor s Corner
My name is Ms. Larsen and I am your school counselor here at Tijeras Creek Elementary School! I am very excited to begin my second year as part of the Tijeras Creek team. I am here to help provide support services for all students to enhance their academic, social, and emotional growth. 

The goal of the counseling program is to ensure all students develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills that will lead to behaviors that support academic achievement and social-emotional well-being. The counseling program will provide a variety of services through out the school year for students, parents, and families in order to support that growth. These services include:

  • Classroom Guidance Lessons utilizing the Second Step social-emotional learning curriculum
  • Lunch Workshops for students
  • Short-term Individual Counseling
  • Short-term Group Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Positive Behavior Support
  • Community Referrals and Resources
  • Parent Education Workshops
  • Consultation

If a student is referred for counseling, a permission slip for either individual or group counseling will be sent home. Please email me if you have any questions about the counseling services provided at Tijeras Creek. If you would like to refer a student, please use the link on the left hand side of this web page located under Referral System.

CUSD School Counseling Program

VISION STATEMENT:

The 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 college/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.

The Tijeras Creek Counseling Program believes:

  • ALL students have the ability to be successful in school and in life when provided with appropriate support and interventions.
  • ALL students have individual strengths and talents.
  • Each student has the right to a safe and nurturing academic environment that supports and enhances their personal growth.
  • The comprehensive school counseling program should encompass academic, social-emotional, and college & career domains to help prepare students for successful futures. 
  • The school counseling program is based upon specified goals, input from staff and parents, and developmental student standards. It is held accountable and evaluated by utilizing data.
  • School counselors will collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure ALL student's needs are being met. 
  • School counselors are resources for ALL students, parents, teachers, and staff members of this school.
  • School counselors will abide by ASCA Ethical Standards for School Counselors to make informed decisions based upon moral principals. 

Confidentiality

Conversations between the student and the counselor are considered confidential. However, there are exceptions to this confidentiality. If a counselor has reason to believe that a student is being abused, neglected or is a danger to himself/herself or others, the counselor has the legal, ethical and professional responsibility to report such concerns to the parents or the appropriate authorities.

School Counselor
Kristin Larsen School Counselor
School Counselor

Contact Information

Ms. Kristin Larsen

Office Location: Room D6

Email: kmlarsen@capousd.org

Phone: 949-234-5300

Days on Campus: Thursdays and Fridays 7:30- 3:00 PM

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

San Diego State University

Masters of Science in School Counseling

Pupil Personnel Services Credential

California State University Long Beach

 

Professional Memberships:

American School Counselor Association

California Association of School Counselors

Student Success

Second Step Program

The Second Step program is a social-emotional learning curriculum delivered to all students through classroom guidance lessons conducted by the school counselor. Second Step is designed to build a foundation of social-emotional skills such as empathy, emotion management, decision making and problem solving to increase student's success in schools and prepare them to become responsible citizens. 

 

If you would like to learn more about Second Step and Social Emotional Learning click here