The School Counseling Department offers many services to all students. Both fifth and sixth grade students receive monthly guidance lessons taught during their library period. We teach lessons reinforcing concepts, such as managing stress, solving conflicts, coping with peer pressure, preparing for transitions, improving friendship skills and more. CIS students also receive instruction in internet safety, bullying prevention and drug/tobacco awareness. The drug/tobacco lesson may be delivered by our Prevention Specialist, Meagan Neumann. In January, 6th grade students receive a lesson on the topic of depression awareness/suicide prevention.
Students have access to short term individual counseling as needed during school hours. They may also take advantage of group counseling opportunities, such as ADHD Support, stress management group (Stress Less Group), Mindfulness Group, Changing Families Group and Social Skill Development (Friend's Group) and Salvaging Sisterhood (support for girls with self esteem and dealing with social issues). Groups take place during the school day (30 min. each for 6-8 weeks) but they take place on a rotating schedule so that students do not miss the same class repeatedly.
We also help families obtain services for their children outside of school. Below, you will find some resources that might be helpful.
Please feel free to call or email us at any time if we can be of service to you or your child.
Wadsworth City Schools is currently working with Red Oak Behavioral Health to provide school based counseling services. This means that your student could potentially access professional counseling services during the school day, right at school. Red Oak bills insurance or Medicaid for their services. To find out if your student would be eligible, contact Mrs. Albanese or Mrs. Bonenfant 330-335-1480.
Other Counseling Resources in the area:
Child Guidance and Family Solutions (Barberton office)- 330-753-1096 www.cgfs.org
Family Connection of Wadsworth- 330-730-7353 www.familyconnectionofwadsworth.com
SereneInsights Counseling- Ashley Spritzer-Brent 216-258-7577
Core Counseling and Consulting- 330-416-2772
Wolf Creek Counseling- 330-690-2337 www.wolfcreekcounselingllc.com
Bellefaire JCB- 1-800-879-2522, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cornerstone Psychological Services- 330-722-4166 www.cornerstonetoday.com
Akron Family Institute- 330-644-3469 www.akronfamilyinstitute.com
PIRC- Phychiatric Intake Response Center (special mental health referral services linking families to a wide range of behavioral health services for children and teens, located at Akron Children's Hospital) 1-866-443 PIRC or 330-543-7472
Partial Hospitalization Program, Akron Children's Hospital 330-543-4747
Emerge Ministries 800-621-5207 www.emerge.org
Akron Psychological Associates- 330-864-5100 www.akronpsychassociates.com
Books that parents find to be helpful:
Tear Soup by P. Schwiebert and C. Deklyen
Help for the Hard Times by E. Hipp
35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child by the Dougy Center
The Next Place by W. Hanson
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney by J. Viorst
We Were Gonna Have a Baby but we had an Angel Instead by P. Schwiebert
What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce by Kent Winchester
How it Feels When Parents Divorce by Jill Krementz
Freeing Your Child from Anxiety by Tamar Chansky
Permission slips for Groups
Permission slip for Mindfulness Group:
Permission slip for Rise Group (addiction in family)
Permission slip for Changing Families
Permission slip for Stress Less
Permission slip for ADHD Group
Permission slip for Salvaging Sisterhood
Permission slip for Yoga