RESOURCES FOR PERSONAL AND SOCIAL CONCERNS
If you need to meet with the counselor please sign up via the drop box outside the Counseling Office.
While the Avondale Academy Counseling Department strives to meet the needs of each student, it is important to remember that counselors do not provide therapy within the school setting. The counselor is available to meet with students in crisis, and will then refer students and parents to outside community resources for more extensive help. There are many services available within our community for parents and students to turn to if they are struggling with social and emotional issues. Please check out the links below.
Avondale Youth Assitance (AYA) has maintained a long-standing partnership with the Avondale School District offering counseling and prevention services to Avondale students and their families in pursuit of its mission to prevent juvenile delinquency. Visit http://www.avondale.k12.mi.us/district/community/avondale-youth-assistance
AYA 2016 Family Education Programs (See website above for more info)
March 2, 2016 Technology and Social Media: Dangers and Addictions 7:00-8:30 pm
March 15, 2016 Parent Talk 7:00-8:30 pm
April 14, 2016 Child Abuse:The Community Response and How to Help With Healing 7:00-8:30 pm
April 23, 2016 Stewards of Children 1:00-4:00 pm
May 5, 2016 Bullying: Beyond Therapy 7:00-8:30 pm
Perspectives Counseling Centers provides group and individual counseling for children, teens, adults, couples, and families. https://perspectivesoftroy.com/groups-workshops/
GROUPS FOR PARENTS
- Parenting the Out-of-Control Child/Teen
- Parenting Teens with Self-Injurious Behaviors
- Building Your Student's Confidence, Motivation & initiative
GROUPS FOR TEENAGERS
- Girl Power is a one day workshop for girls ages 12-17 to inspire, empower, and encourage teen girls to help build confidence, character, courage, and combat bullying.
- The TEEN E.D.G.E. is an 8-week group for males and females struggling with type of depression, anxiety, or self-destructive behaviors. This group focuses on helping teens to learn positive thinking patterns and valuable coping skills.
- The CUTTING E.D.G.E. is a group for all teens who have self-injured in any way. The group discusses what drives the behavior and how to stop. Parent education is included in this 9-week group.
- The SOCIAL SKILLS E.D.G.E. involves hands-on learning for males and females as they practice valuable social skills needed to function in society. This 8-week group is useful for those with social deficits.
- SELF CONTROL E.D.G.E. is a co-ed group for teens struggling with impulsivity, hyperactivity, and oppositional behavior. This 8-week group will aid in learning valuable skills to gain control over these behaviors.
- The MOTIVATION E.D.G.E. is a co-ed group for students. This 8 week group focusing on increasing all aspects of motivation and academic achievement. Psycho-educational approach used to teach valuable skills to maximum potential.
- Stress Busters Workshop
- Academic Motivation Workshop
- Self-Esteem Workshop
GROUPS FOR TEENS:
- Adolescent Depression and Anxiety Group focuses on triggers and ways to develop effective coping strategies.
- Adolescent Substance Abuse Group focuses on risks, triggers to use, and new ways of coping.
- Adolescent Social Skills Group focuses on barriers to developing support systems
- Adolescent Self-Injury Goup focuses on triggers to self-harm and developing new communication patterns.
Havenwyck Hospital provides a continuum of individualized treatment to children, adolescents and adults needing psychiatric and/or substance abuse treatment. http://havenwyckhospital.com/
Common Ground Sanctuary is a nonprofit crisis intervention agency. Our mission is to provide a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations and runaway and homeless youth visit www.commongroundsanctuary.org
- Common Ground Sanctuary Crisis Line: Experiencing a personal or family crisis? Call the 24-hour Crisis Telephone Line for free, confidential, counseling, information and referrals 1-800-231-1127.
No Bullying Live Empowered (NoBLE) is a Beaumont Hospital based program providing integrated educational and counseling services to provide support for bullied children and families affected by bullying. NoBLE offers a network of clinical services to address the critical needs of children, adolescents,parents, caregivers and educators who have been exposed to bullying as a bully, victim or bystander/witness. Call 248-898-9951 or visitwww.beaumontchildrenshospital.com/noble-support-for-bullied-children
North Oakland Family Medical Center provides a full range of mental health services for all ages. Visit their website at http://www.northoaklandfamilycounselingcenter.com
Oakland County Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services link will link you to many agencies throughout Oakland County http://www.mhweb.org/oakland/child_index.html
Haven – Haven’s mission is to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault through treatment and prevention services throughout Oakland County and surrounding communities. Visit www.haven-oakland.org for more information. Local Crisis and Support Line 284-334-1274.
New Oakland Child-Adolescent & Family Centers is an outpatient and partial hospitalization psychiatric clinic providing services to children, adolescents, adults and families.
New Oakland’s Summer Mental Health Youth Day Program is built on the principles and commitment to care of our FACE to FACE Partial Hospital Program to allow kids, teens and families to take advantage of the slower pace of summertime activity to devote some time to the interpersonal, emotional, cognitive and coping skills that will help kids and teens reach their potential during the school year . . . and for years to come.
Crossroads for Youth – Crossroads for Youth is a private, non-profit agency, founded in 1951 as Camp Oakland, that provides support, education and a chance in life to troubled youths and their families. For more information visit www.crossroadsforyouth.org
SEHS Counseling Center, Oakland University, 250 Pawley Hall, Rochester, MI 48309. (248) 370-2633.
- No cost personal counseling provided by supervised graduate level counselors.
- Individual, family, couple, or career counseling available
- Counseling for ages 6 and older
- Hours are as follows
- Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
- Closed Sundays and during regular university breaks and closings. The center opens on the first full day of classes and closes on the last day of classes each semester.