Welcome to our Elementary Guidance Website. The purpose of this website is to provide families and students with information which will help them with the struggles and challenges of daily life. I took great care selecting websites that are current and credible with minimal or no advertising. The websites are not meant to take the place of actual counselling and/or therapy which may be needed. If you have any questions, you are encouraged to contact your guidance person or a health care provider.
Role of Guidance:
Your guidance person is available to support and assist all students in their educational, social, emotional, and career development and to provide, coordinate, and deliver guidance related services to support staff and families. Common difficulties include: bullying, anger management, behavior management, family transitions, conflict resolution, esteem building, coping with stress, dealing with death, social skills, study skills, etc.
Confidentiality: Counselling relationships and information resulting from them are kept confidential. However, there are the following exceptions to confidentiality:
(i) when disclosure is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the client or others;
(ii) when legal requirements demand that confidential material be revealed;
(iii) when a child is in need of protection.
This website was created and is operated by Michael Worthylake, Guidance Support Teacher, South Shore Regional School Board, Nova Scotia Canada.
Questions or comments regarding the website can be forwarded to Michael at 902 354 7660.