The Rugby School at Woodfield practices school-based counseling.
Some of the topics explored are:
- Social skills
- Responsible decision making
- Stress management
- Relationship Skills
- Social awareness
- Transition planning
Students participate in a scheduled one on one weekly session with their assigned School Counselor or Social Worker. The sessions focus on supporting the student and facilitating a productive school day. The counselors are also available throughout the week to help students with extra support when needed.
Each classroom participates in weekly group counseling sessions with a School Counselor or Social Worker and the classroom staff. The group dynamic can offer several benefits, including the opportunity to practice communication and social skills, gain insight and perspective from others and provide mutual support and encouragement. By participating in group counseling, students can learn new coping strategies and develop stronger relationships with peers and staff, which can improve their mental health and overall wellbeing.
Art therapy is offered to the students throughout the day when needed. While in art therapy the student works with the Art Therapist to use creative expression to help explore and understand their emotions, behaviors and relationships. Art therapy may also provide a sense of empowerment and self-discovery. The art therapist offers BFF (best friends forever) in small groups of students to work on social and communication skills, build positive friendships and make connections with peers
The Rugby School at Woodfield has partnered with a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner to provide students and parents with consultation and medication management. This service is available to families that chose to participate and request for it in the student's IEP. There is no additional cost to the family or district for participation. All appointments are attended by their counselors. Input from the staff adds to the continuity of care with the practitioner.