Counseling Resources/FAQ



 School Counseling:
  • FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about the things related to school counseling
  • Collaborative for Academic, Social, Emotional, Learning (C.A.S.E.L.)'s Top 10 Tips at Home
  • American School Counseling Association's (ASCA) Description and Explanation of Elementary School Counselors
  •  Play Therapy - A counseling approach which is a great, appropriate developmental match for elementary students.  Here is why.
Mental Health:
  • Bullying E-Book by Casey and Bella
  • Whole Child - An incredible wealth of information about recognition of the child as a whole (social, emotional, academic...)

  •  Children's Safety is of paramount importance.  As employees of MCPS, every staff member is a mandated reporter of Child Protective Services concerns.  Check out these tips for pointers on how you can talk with your child and help them stay safe.
  •  Mental Health Association, Montgomery County - MoCo's M.H.A. full of a variety of amazing trainings, programs and information.

    •  Crisis Support
    • Youth Suicide Support - A website specifically for youth/young adults created by the National Suicide organization
    • Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week is May 1 – 7, 2016 in Maryland! Each year, the statewide Children’s Mental Health Matters (CMHM) Campaign connects Maryland families with the mental health resources.  For more information, please visit
    • Local Therapist - A list of some local therapist in the Olney area. Please note I am not 'endorsing' any individuals on this list.
  • Anxiety is one of the most commonly diagnosed 'disorders' today.
    • Check out some parenting tips for supporting anxious children.
    • Here is a parent presentation some local school counselors put together about anxiety.
Parenting Resources:
  • Parent Academy - Educational seminars and information to support parenting skills and knowledge
  • Family and Community - Tons of great resources for all of the families and communities in MCPS
  • Parent Support - Links and information specifically related to parents of MCPS students
  • Collection of Resources - A list I completed of different resources that may benefit you and your child
  • InfoMontgomery - Several important websites about resources in our county all organized in one easily accessible page
  • Military Family Support- Lots of resources for military families