School Counselor's Page

Mrs. Bonenfant, Mrs. Albanese
Last Updated: 9/8/2020 12:09 PM

School Counseling Department

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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. 

Counseling Resources:

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

www.sereneinsightscounseling.com

Core Counseling and Consulting- 330-416-2772 

Wolf Creek Counseling- 330-690-2337  www.wolfcreekcounselingllc.com

Bellefaire JCB- 1-800-879-2522, info@bellefairejcb.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:

Grief:

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

Divorce

What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce  by Kent Winchester

How it Feels When Parents Divorce by Jill Krementz

Anxiety

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

 

 

 

 

 

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