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  1. Counselor Facilitated Interventions in IPBS Amy Jensen/Irving Elementary & Sonja Maul/Malabon Elementary BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT March 9, 2010

  2. “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be __________ with them!”

  3. Self Introductions • Describe the Rivers in your life • Describe the Mountains in your life • Describe the Tribes you come from using last names • Introduce yourself by your First Name

  4. The RIVERS in my LifeMosby Creek - Cottage Grove, OR

  5. The MOUNTAINS in my LifePali Lookout – Oahu, Hawaii

  6. The TRIBES in my LifeRoberts/Jensen

  7. My FIRST NAME AMY

  8. We All Have a Story…

  9. Self Introductions • Describe the Rivers in your life • Describe the Mountains in your life • Describe the Tribes you come from using last names • Introduce yourself by your First Name

  10. Counselors’ Role in IPBS in Bethel • Collect & present CICO data • Make CICO plan adjustments • Report & monitor attendance concerns • Track students with 3 or more ODR’s • Report progress (or lack of) for students on BSP’s • Generate referrals/conduct FBA’s • Collaborate with teachers, team members, & district representatives

  11. PBS Triangle

  12. TertiaryInterventions • Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA’s) • Individual Behavior Support Plans (BSP’s) • Safety Plans • Alternative Placements (within and outside of District)

  13. Primary Interventions • PBS teams • Student Recognition Assemblies • Rules/Expectations Posted & Explicitly Taught • SWIS data drives Decisions • Positive Reinforcement (Tiger Paws/Pillars of Character) • Classroom Guidance • Second Steps • Steps to Respect • Character Counts • Children’s Literature • Team Building Activities • Kelso

  14. What’s in place at your school? Primary Interventions

  15. SecondaryInterventions • CICO • RTI • Lunch Bunch • Clubs (Breakfast, Sunshine, etc.) • Parenting Classes • Mentor Lunches • Tutoring • Groups

  16. What’s in place at your school? Secondary Interventions

  17. Elementary School Counseling Grant 2005-2008 • K-8 school counselors facilitated small groups • Groups were well received by students, staff, and parents • Unrealistic numbers of students were referred to small groups • Attendance data was collected for all students but wasn’t necessarily linked to their academic success

  18. Post-Elementary Counseling Grant • Counselors continue to be an integral part of the IPBS team • Little in place to provide secondary interventions for students in the yellow zone in a systematic manner • As a result, increasing numbers of students land in the red zone without a secondary intervention

  19. What are some of your Challenges as a Counselor? A few of ours…. • Time! • Resources • Time! • Support • Time! • Organization • Time!

  20. Summer Work

  21. Getting to the Heart of it… • Curriculum – what do we use? • Groups – which ones do we offer? • Referral process • How do we link groups to academic success? • Data – how do we show groups are effective? • Continuity across the District

  22. GRRRRRRRRRR!!!

  23. Systematic Secondary Interventions • 5 Defined Skill Groups • Refer students primarily through IPBS structure • Interventions linked to academic success • Effectiveness of skill groups determined by Pre/Post assessments • Continuity across the District

  24. The Logistics of Skill Groups

  25. Tool Kit

  26. “Teachers open the door but you must enter by yourself”

  27. School Success: • Essential skills will be taught & practiced: • Listening • Focusing • Organization • Maintaining a positive attitude Skill Groups

  28. “When students believe success is possible, they will try. If they don’t believe they can succeed, it doesn’t matter how easy the material is or how smart the students, they will fail.”–LouAnne Johnson

  29. Skill Groups Social Skills: Students will learn skills to: • Manage themselves successfully in the classroom & in other school settings • Help them recognize & express feelings appropriately with peers & adults

  30. “Friends of the right sort will help to make you happy and successful”

  31. Skill Groups Friendship: This group will focus on: • Acknowledging & strengthening friendship qualities • Connecting & communicating with others • Dealing with friendship issues

  32. “A single rose may be my garden… …a single friend, my world”

  33. Skill Groups Healthy Lifestyles: • Designed to help students feel good about who they are • Students will identify the things they do well & have an opportunity to acknowledge their strengths • When applicable, nutrition, physical activity, body image, and hygiene may be skills covered

  34. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”

  35. Skill Groups Families in Transition: For students who have experienced family hardships such as: • Grief/loss • Divorce/separation • Imprisonment • Foster care • Homelessness This group will provide support & encouragement to students experiencing similar life challenges

  36. “One loyal friend is worth 10,000 relatives”

  37. Time to Stretch!!

  38. Thank You! Amy Jensen ajensen@bethel.k12.or.us 541-688-2621 x2410 Sonja Maul smaul@bethel.k12.or.us 541-461-6424 x2523