Guidance

  • Caitlin Larkin
    School Counselor
    p: (609) 631 - 4148 ext 3656
    e: clarkin@hamilton.k12.nj.us

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

    As of now, we will be learning remotely indefinitely. I will be availble to speak with students and families during the hours of 10 am- 2 pm Monday through Friday. Please send me an email at clarkin@hamilton.k12.nj.us, and let me know if you would like to set up a phone conference or a videochat. I will be doing daily check-ins and updated information and resources will be provided on my website for students to participate in. 

     

    April Guidance lesson is under the remote learning tab. This month we will be focusing on healthy coping strategies that students can use at home. Please contact me with any questions at clarkin@hamilton.k12.nj.us. Miss you all!

    Coronavirus Social Story 

     

    Attention Parents: 
    On Friday, April 17, 2020

    from 1:00pm-2:00pm

    The Hamilton Township elementary school counselors will be hosting a virtual Coffee with the Counselors event for parents! (coffee optional) 

    Please join me and some other district school counselors in an event all about handling anxiety, especially related to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

    This is a one hour event where we will be teaching about the topic, giving strategies of how to best help you and your child(ren) cope, and providing resources. There will also be a Q&A at the end where parents can ask us related or unrelated questions. Please review the flyer below.

    Coffee with Counselors! 


    Our Guidance Program

    Our guidance program includes Individual and Group Counseling for students experiencing difficulties.  A student may see Ms. Larkin when he or she is:

    • Having trouble making friends
    • Anxious about attending school or completing school work
    • Having a problem with family or friends
    • Experiencing the loss of a loved relative, friend, or pet
    • Experiencing a divorce, marriage, new sibling, or other change in the family

    Referrals for parents to access mental health resources in the community can be provided.

    Conflict Resolution

    At the beginning of the school year, each class is refreshed on Naomi Drew's Win/Win Conflict Resolution Guidelines.  When conflicts arise between students throughout the year, they are encouraged to use the Win/Win guidelines to help resolve problems peacefully.  Ms. Larkin is available to assist students in resolving a conflict.

    Character Education

    Activities throughout the year that promote the development of good character, i.e., Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Citizenship, Fairness, Trustworthiness, Tolerance and Diversity.

    Classroom Guidance

    Classroom guidance lessons taught in each classroom throughout the year.  The Hamilton Township Elementary Guidance Curriculum focuses on Personal/Social, Academic, and Career Development.