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Jeff Corbett Phone Icon 775-476-6568 Email Icon Email

Mr. Corbett's Counseling Corner

Counseling

Hafen Elementary School makes every effort to provide support services for your children that will assist in their successful academic, social and emotional growth. To promote these efforts, Hafen Counselor, Jeff Corbett, provides classroom guidance and short term individual and group counseling.

Mr. Corbett is available to assist students with any social or emotional difficulties that are impeding academic achievement.  Discussions between Mr. Corbett and students are confidential. Feel free to call the front office at 775-751-4688, call the google voice number at 775-476-6568, or email Mr. Corbett if you would like to speak with him or have your child meet with him.  The google voice number will be during school hours only.  Texts or voicemails that are left after hours will be returned the following school day.  

If you are a student and would like to speak with Mr. Corbett, please fill out a Student Counseling Request Form in the links tab.  Mr. Corbett will be contacted and will speak with you as soon as reasonably possible.

Counseling Services

  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Social Skills / Peer Relations
  • Problem Solving / Decision Making
  • Social Skills
  • Goal Setting / Time Management
  • Communication
  • College and Career Awareness

Classroom Guidance

Parents,

Wouldn't it be great to if there was a way to protect your elementary school student from risky behaviors such as bullying and aggression  while improving his or her school success? Fortunately, research shows there is a way to do just that.

This year I will be in our classes discussing topics that will help your child gow both socially and emotionally. I will focus on skills that will help your student succeed in school and in life. This skills include:

  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Perspective Taking
  • Respectful Disagreement
  • Assertiveness
  • Emotional Management
  • Problem solving

You play a vital role in helping your student develop strong social skills. During these next few months, the focus of the lessons will be empathy, communication and problem solving. Ask questions about the skills that your student is learning, such as:

  • "How do you show someone you're actively listening to them?"
  • "What are some ways you can be an ally to someone?"
  • "Why should you try to understand other people's perspectives?"

If you have any questions about the curriculum please do not hesitate to contact me for more information. Thank you for supporting your student in learning the skills that lead to success in school and in life.

Self Referral Box

There is a secure self referral box that is located next to the counseling office, room 120.  If the counselor is out of the office, or conducting individual or group counseling, students can fill out the form and place it in the locked box.  The box will be checked on a regular basis, throughout the day.

Conflict Mediation

GOT CONFLICT?

Students, If you are having a problem with another student you can request a Conflict Mediation. A Conflict Mediation is when two people who are having a problem sit down with a neutral person (in this case the Counselor.) Each person tells their side of the story and then they each make a plan so that the problem is solved or won't happen again. There are a few key rules for a conflict mediation:

  • each person must be there willingly
  • they must agree to solve the problem
  • no insults or put downs, no interruptions
  • keep the mediation confidential

If you would like to have a conflict mediation please complete the Counseling Request Form under the links tab. Learning how to solve problems appropriately is a skill that you will benefit from your whole life!

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