Elementary Counseling

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  • An Email Away - I hope you and your family are safe and healthy during these difficult times. If you have any concerns about the well being of your child, I am an email away. Please do not hesitate to contact me at anamaria.urquidi@acslp.org.

  • Elementary Counseling Hours - The Elementary Counseling are hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please schedule an appointment with the Elementary Assistant.

  • Social-Emotional Learning and Character Education - Second Step is committed to helping both students and staff navigate the transition back to school this fall. For many, that includes coping with and recovering from the extreme stress and trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic. Want to learn more about SEL and Covid19? click here

  • Looking for research? The Second Step program is grounded in current, comprehensive research, and Second Step is committed to evaluating program outcomes. Visit our research page to learn more.


Social-emotional learning is a key component in your child's education. Part of my day is spent educating our students about how to recognize, manage and express feelings.

Did You Know:

How to talk to your child about Coronavirus:

"The COVID-19 outbreak has people fearful and confused. News of more cancellations of major events, images of people wearing face masks, and increased numbers of those who are infected and who have died serve as constant reminders that things have changed for the foreseeable future.

It’s stressful enough when you’re a grownup. But for kids, it can be especially scary..."

Article on Tips: Talking to kids about COVID-19

Fun Facts

Positive Relations and why it matters

Positive relationships are important because they help children develop independence, self esteem and wellbeing. Children will feel confident, secure and be able to trust their relationship with adults in turn learning to trust their own decisions.

Useful Resources

  • Articles

How to Talk to Teens and Kids about the Coronavirus

How to Prevent Loneliness in a time of social distancing

Family Coping Kit

Parent-Child Relationship – Why it’s Important- Parenting is the most fulfilling job that we will ever have, but it’s not without it’s challenges. Modern family life can be stressful and with various pressures on families it’s not always easy. Ultimately, parents want what is best for their child and a strong parent-child relationship can help lead to better outcomes for children.

7 simple ways to support your child’s mental health- “It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about your child’s mental health, and how as a parent, you have a hugely important role in helping them to develop their ability to cope with life’s challenges as they grow”

  • Sites & Links

    • PBS Parents - While there are many styles of parenting, almost all parents have the same basic hopes for their children. We want them to be kind, confident and brave.

    • ASQ:SE-2 Parent Activities - Share these fun and effective activities with parents to help them promote their child’s social-emotional skills.

    • Parent tip sheet - 17 practical ways parents can support the social-emotional development of their young children.


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