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keeping an eye on a student

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joym (joym)
Fri, 23 Apr 1999 16:46:49 -0400


For the 4th grader who is drawing questionable images, you did not mention
the guidance counselor's response? Are the counselors in your school known
to be involved with the kids? Some appear to primarily be concerned with
academic achievement, others do actual counseling & address emotional or
behavioral issues. I would encourage a referral to have someone go through
a series of assessment sessions with him, whether at the school or
elsewhere. I understand, from this list, that there may be quite a range of
what is & is not available for resources. If your school does not have a
counselor who does assessment/counseling, an art therapist, or a
psychologist I'd suggest you express your concerns to his parents &
encourage them to take him. Someone else on the list talked about not
always knowing where to go for help. There are almost always community
agencies as well as state licensing agencies who will provide referrals.
Also check the yellow pages under Marriage,Child & Family Counselors,
Social Service agencies, & Psychologists. Often, their ads will tell their
specialties. Many provide sliding scale fees. I can not assess via the
internet, as assessment involves taking a history, seeing & speaking with
the child directly, review of artwork and art work in session etc. etc. The
images you described may have a number of meanings. They may be metaphors
for other things the child is experiencing.

Joy Moody, Board Certified Art Therapist/Licensed Clinical Counselor.

Joy Moody, Art Therapist/Clinical Counselor/Basketmaker
website: http://www.signofthecrow.com


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