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Moreno Valley Community Learning Center’s School Counseling Program

Mrs. Kymberly Taylor is the school counselor at Bayside Community Day School, Charter High School, and Charter Middle School. As she splits her time between three programs she does her best to ensure that students have access to a comprehensive school counseling program.

The Guidance Department at Moreno Valley Community Learning Center adheres to the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Standards, which were adopted by MVUSD in 1998.

MVCLC-Charter/Bayside School Counseling Mission Statement:

The Mission of MVCLC-Charter/Bayside school counseling program is to provide a comprehensive school counseling program addressing the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students so they may be productive and contributing members of society. In partnership with other educators, parents/guardians, and community members, the counseling team facilitates a support system enabling students to reach their full potential.

Foundation

The standards address three domains:
 
  • Academic Development
  • Career Development
  • Personal/Development
 
The standards serve as a framework for developing measurable student competencies based upon the local needs and concerns of each site.

Delivery

The professional school counselor provides educational support through the following deliver system:
 
  • Guidance curriculum presented in classroom or group sessions
  • Individual and group student planning, advisement and guidance
  • Responsive services such as personal counseling, peer mediation, crisis intervention, collaboration with parents, teachers, staff and administration and referrals to outside resources.
  • Supporting the school system through program planning, consultation, and collaboration with school and community resources.
 
Management

The school counselor uses data to drive decisions, develop yearly action plans to reflect student needs and monitor student progress.

Accountability

The school counselor measures the results of their program on a yearly basis and uses this data to make decisions regarding program improvement.

Comprehensive School Counseling Program

There are a variety of services of that our school counselor provides to meet the academic, career, and personal/social needs of students. Typical services provided:
 
  • Developing an Individual Learning Plan with each student
  • Senior Parent Meetings to create an Individual Graduation Plan
  • Guidance Lessons on High School, College Graduation Requirements, and Post-
  • Secondary Options
  • Violence Prevention Guidance Lessons
  • Suicide Prevention Lessons
  • Drug Prevention Activities
  • Post High School & Career Options
  • Provide college application and financial aid workshops
  • Assists students in completing their post-secondary plans
  • Guest Speakers on college and careers
  • Career Assessment Information
  • Personal/Social Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Conflict Mediation
  • Behavioral counseling
  • Provide Anger Management Group Counseling
  • Provide Drug Prevention Group Counseling
  • Facilitate the Student Assistance Team Meeting
  • Connect students and parents to resources and interventions
  • School Safety Activities
  • Facilitate Peer Leadership Program
  • Student advocates in SST’s, 504’s, and IEP’s
  • Individual Academic

Groups Available at Moreno Valley Community Learning Center

Insight: Alcohol and Other Drug Groups

The purpose of the insight group is for the student to gain knowledge of how his/her choices and behavior affect academic performance. Insight helps students understand the affects of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Units of study include:
 
  • Triune Brain Theory
  • Resiliency
  • Survival Roles
  • Problem Solving
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Specific Drug Content Information
  • Communication Strategies

Anger Management Group

Anger is an energizing, self-protective, emotional response to perceived or actual hurt from a stressor. Anger is an intense emotional state induced by displeasure. Anger is a natural, normal emotion that everyone feels from time to time. So what do we do with this emotion and how do we help our students handle their anger in appropriate and healthy ways?

The anger management curriculum consists of five units:
 
  • The Need for Anger Management
  • Triggers and Cues of Anger
  • Anger Styles and the Consequences
  • Anger Management Techniques
  • Rumors, Misconceptions and Handling Anger

Riverside Recovery Resources

Moreno Valley Unified School District has a partnership with Riverside Recovery Resources which is an agency that provides drug counseling for students who are in need of treatment.

Outside Agencies

Moreno Valley has a wide range of community resources available to assists students and their families. Please see community resource sheet under web resources for a list of agencies in Moreno Valley.

Each of the above groups meet for a total of ten sessions. Group sessions rotate times once a week. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, please see Ms. Taylor