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Signs of Suicide (SOS)

Warning signs are observable behaviors that may signal the presence of suicidal thinking. They might be considered "cries for help" or "invitations to intervene." These warning signs signal the need to inquire directly about whether the individual has thoughts of suicide. If such thinking is acknowledged, then suicide interventions will be required.

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Mrs. Avendano is here for you virtually!

Email: ecavendano@capousd.org

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Middle School is an exciting and challenging time for students. Mrs. Avendano is available to assist students in meeting their social or emotional needs by providing classroom guidance and short-term individual and group counseling. If you are a student and would like to meet with your school counselor, fill out a student counseling referral located at the top right hand corner of the page. Please feel free to contact your school counselor with any questions or concerns.

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Shorecliffs Middle School Counseling Program

Vision Statement

The vision of Shorecliffs Middle School’s  school counseling program is to educate and inspire all students as they develop social-emotional, academic and career competencies needed to reach their fullest educational potential.  Students will successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

Mission Statement

The mission of Shorecliffs comprehensive school counseling program is to support the whole child. This data-driven program will address the social/emotional, academic and college/career readiness needs of all students. The school counselor will ensure equity by advocating for all students through collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators and community members. The school counselor will educate and inspire all students to achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world, while creating a positive school culture and climate.

Beliefs Statements

  • The school counseling program focuses on student learning and utilizes a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program to meet the needs of every student.
  • All Students regardless of ability, age, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation- shall have equal access to all services (academic, career, and social/emotional) provided by the counseling program and the school.
  • The School Counseling Program serves a central role in meeting students’ developmental needs through interventions in academic, career and personal/social domains.
  • All Students have strengths that can be applied to achieve their goals.
  • All students learn best when positive relationships are present and fostered by all educational stakeholders.
  • The school, home, and community are equally responsible for educational development of our students.
  • School Counselors are leaders and change agents in school culture and academic achievement.
  • School Counselors must be advocates for every student.
  • School Counselors develop positive relationships and recognize each student’s special talents to help them achieve goals.
  • All students have significance and worth.

Use the link below to refer a student to the counselor

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School Counselor Core Curriculum

School Counseling Curriculum

All students will be invited to Mrs. Avendano's Canvas module to access Second Step and additional core curriculum lessons. The research-based, comprehensive Second Step program teaches important life skills in age-appropriate ways. The program benefits the school by helping reduce aggression and supports a more inclusive environment that helps students stay in school, make good choices, and experience social and academic success. 

2020-2021 lessons for all grade levels:

  • Study Skills
  • Mental Health
  • Bully Prevention
  • Motivation

October SEL Lessons:

  • 10/12: Motivation

Second Step Video Intro:

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