Counselors and social workers support student social/emotional needs by providing short term interventions and counseling. We connect students with appropriate outside agencies when more frequent or intensive supports are needed.
Group counseling is a positive, confidential environment for students to process specific concerns with support of peers. Groups:
- Provide support
- Provide a sounding board
- Promote social skills
- Teach you about yourself
Groups meet weekly, during rotating class periods, often for 6-8 weeks. Students are responsible for any class material that he/she may miss during group time.
Students can be referred to a group by the following: self-referral, parent, teacher, or counselor. For more information on the groups offerred, or to refer your student, please contact his/her school counselor.
Counseling Groups at WNHS
The following groups have been offerred at Woodstock North. Not all groups may be currently active. Please contact a school counselor, Mrs. Terry, or Mrs. Meschini for more information.
Art/Coping - For any student managing stress and emotions. This group will incorporate art and crafts as a coping strategy.
Alcohol & Drug - For students who are engagin in high risk behaviors. In this group students discuss feelings, education, and intervention.
COSAP - For students of substance abusing parents. This is an educational group to help students understand chemical dependency.
Girl Talk - For girls managing anxiety or depression. In group studetns will process their anxiety or depression and learn coping skills.
Grief - For anyone dealing with a aloss. During group students discuss tehir grief and learn about the grief process and coping strategies.
Let's Talk - For any student. This group supports students experiencing conflict with their parents or caregivers at home.
Maintenance Group - Post-hospitalization group is designed to be a small group of students who have experienced an extended absence due to a hospitalization within the past year. The goal of the group is to broaden the students' support systems and reinforce the use of healthy coping strategies. The weekly group provides as a check-in and an opportunity for students to express themselves in a safe setting.
Tru Thought Group - For any student. Corrective thinking & processing group.
Newcomers Group - For all new students to Woodstock North High School. This group is an opportunity to get acclimated to WNHS and learn about resources.