What We Do

School Counseling

Resources for Coronavirus & School Closings for parents, kids, teachers & everyone!

  • Curious kids who want to learn about Coronavirus can read through this comic to better understand the changes that are taking place as a result of this virus.

  • If you are a parent to a preschooler, then you are prepared to answer questions all day long. With the current coronavirus outbreak, this will be another area of many questions from your little one. Here is some guidance on how to best answer some of the questions you may be getting from your toddler.

  • Children respond to stress in different ways. See what you can expect from your child, as well as some tips to better manage this time of isolation.

  • So you are home with your preschooler? Here is a helpful guide of how to structure your day.

  • Find a balance between working from home while homeschooling children from someone with lots of experience in this area. You have questions? She has answers!

  • Are you a teacher or school staff member that is sad about how things are going now as schools have closed? It's OK. Your sadness is real. This open letter may just put your feelings into words.

  • Check out this extensive resource from the National Association of School Psychologists for tips to talk to your kids about Coronavirus.

  • This 10-minute YouTube video is helpful for adults and adolescents to understand and manage anxiety related to Coronavirus, from Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ali Mattu.

  • Clinical Psychologist Dr. Ali Mattu shares 10 strategies to manage stress in 90 seconds. Great for all ages!

  • Hear from David Kessler, grief expert, about how calling what you are feeling "grief" can help you move through the grieving process.

  • This 10 minute YouTube Video by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score and longtime researcher of trauma, shares tips for caring for yourself and your family during the Coronavirus pandemic. Learn how Structure, Connection, Moving your Body, and Competencies/Strengths come in to play now more than ever!

  • If you are sheltering in place with a toddler, this advice can help you both get through this experience.

  • Access your free edition of Your Teen magazine at the attached link for support for parenting in a pandemic, coping, learning at home, family fun, staying connected, college kids and other practical tips. See Parenting Expert Dr. Dan Siegel's interview on page 50.

  • Read on to find expert tips on managing parenting disagreements, schoolwork, behavior challenges, sibling conflict, & marital conflict while all sheltering together in one place.

Our School Program

The School Counseling Ministry is a program offered by Lutheran Counseling Services and designed to place a therapist in non-public schools in the Orlando area. The goal of this program is to help non-public schools thrive as they meet the needs of diverse populations. This is done by offering counseling services to students, families and faculty on campus.

Individual and group counseling is offered to students and families on campus on a weekly basis. Services include:

Teacher Consultation
Therapists offer regular intervention meetings for teachers responding to behavior problems in the classroom.

Crisis Management
Therapists are trained and available to respond to crises on campus.

Presentations
Therapists deliver educational presentations on a variety of topics including bullying, friendship skills, grief/loss and conflict resolution in classrooms.

Referral Resource
Therapists connect students, families and faculty with community resources as needed.

Character Education

 

Start a Program at Your School

LCS contracts with schools on annual basis to place therapists on campuses 1-3 days per week.

Schools interested in starting a School Counseling Ministry on their campus should contact LCS at 407-644-4692 or office@lcsfl.com

Wheat Ridge Ministries
LCS School Counseling Ministry was originally funded by a grant from Wheat Ridge Ministries.

Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod
LCS School Counseling Ministry received a Domestic Grant from the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod to fund the program in the 2014-2015 school year in LCMS Schools.

Additional Support
In order to sustain the growth and development of our School Counseling Ministry, LCS relies on its donor base. If you are interested in supporting this program please click here to financially support this ministry.

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