Student Services Team

Woodburn’s school counselor, school psychologist, and school social worker form the Student Services team at Woodburn Elementary. These are highly trained and experienced people. Each discipline has unique skills and training. Together, school counselor, school psychologist, and school social worker provide a stronger team than any single profession could provide on its own. The students, parents, staff, and school benefit from the student services team.

You can find age appropriate lessons and resources on the School Counseling Blackboard 24/7 Page during our closure. Students must be logged into their Blackboard 24-7 account or you can access with your Parent View Blackboard account. 

Resources

FCPS Resources

Daily Coronavirus Updates 

Ways to Support Local Organizations

Food Resources

Parent Information Phone Lines (several languages)

Parent Resource Center

 

Resources to Help You Talk to Your Children

Supporting Children Who Are Worried About the Coronavirus 

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Talking to Children about COVID-19: A Parent Resource (Available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Vietnamese & Amharic)  

 

Caregiver Resources

Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies

25 Simple Self-Care Tips for Parents 

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus (Available in Chinese) 

 

Resources for Mental Health Services

Mental Health and Community Resources

Crisis Link Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077

Merrifield Center Emergency Services: 703-573-5679

 

Resources for Basic Needs

Brightpaths (food assistance by referral only) 

Food For Others (weekly food distribution at specified locations)

Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services

Fairfax County Assistance From a Distance 

School Counselors

FCPS K-12 school counseling programs strive to empower students to become independent and productive individuals through a developmentally age-appropriate program providing academic, social, emotional, and college and career counseling services. The belief that all students can achieve academic success is a touchstone of the program.

As elementary school counselors, their primary objective is to assist students in reaching their potential to become effective learners. Their goal is to complement the learning environment in the classroom by using a child-centered, preventative, and developmental approach.

Counseling will be conducted with students individually and in small groups, when requested by parents and teachers and determined appropriate. This service is short-term, voluntary, and confidential. Parent notification is given to any extended individual or group counseling. There will also be monthly classroom guidance lessons focusing on student success.

Our School Counselor

School Psychology Services

School psychologists are mental health specialists with knowledge of child development, the psychology of learning, behavior management and intervention, monitoring the progress of students, and program evaluation. School psychologists apply this knowledge using a problem-solving approach to help bring about positive changes in the learning environment, attitude, and motivation. Services offered by the school psychologist may be provided directly to the student or indirectly by working with teachers, parents, and other care givers; however, all services provided by the school psychologist are intended to enhance the academic and social emotional success of students. Minimum requirements to be a school psychologist include a 60-hour master's degree program and a one-year full-time internship; many FCPS school psychologists hold doctoral degrees.

Our School Psychologist

Social Work and Support Services

School social workers focus on family and community factors that influence learning. They provide intensive services for students facing issues that pose risks to their academic success such as parent divorce and separation, poverty, truancy, chronic illness, mental health problems, conduct problems, child abuse, etc.

All FCPS social workers hold a Master of Social Work (MSW) or Master of Social Science (MSS) degree; many have earned a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) degree. All school social workers are licensed by the Virginia Department of Education. The majority of the staff is clinically licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Social Work (LCSW) or in other jurisdictions and trained to provide mental health services in any setting.

Our School Social Worker