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Introduction
by Kimberly Ackles - Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 10:18 AM
 

My name is Kimberly Ackles and I am currently in my third year as the school counselor at Bartlett Elementary School and Glen Lake School.  Before starting as school counselor in Goffstown, I received my Master’s of Education in School Counseling from Rivier University.  I completed my undergraduate studies at Colby-Sawyer College with a major in Psychology. 


 
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Contact Information
by Kimberly Ackles - Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 10:17 AM
 

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me at:

Kimberly Ackles

Kimberly.ackles@sau19.org

(603) 497-2210 ext. 5924


 
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Classroom Guidance Lessons
by Kimberly Ackles - Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 10:16 AM
 

The counseling services at Bartlett and Glen Lake consist of classroom guidance, small group, and individual lessons.  I visit each classroom weekly.  Through the Second Step curriculum, we work on developing skills for making friends, handling strong emotions, calming down, and problem solving.  Each lesson lasts approximately 30 minutes and consists of different activities that go along with the lesson topic of the week.


 
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Group Counseling
by Kimberly Ackles - Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 10:15 AM
 

Aside from classroom lessons, I also work with small groups of students.  Group sessions last about 30 minutes and cover many different topics, such as social skills, divorce, anxiety, emotional regulation, self-esteem, and impulse control.  The groups are designed around the needs of students who attend the sessions.  Parent permission is required to be a participant in a group session.  A small group session may occur during lunch time (buddy lunches) or another time during the school day.


 
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Individual Counseling
by Kimberly Ackles - Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 10:14 AM
 

I am available to meet with any/all students in the school.  Student may access me by asking me directly or speaking to their classroom teacher or other school staff.  Parents may contact me and request a check-in with their student as well.  Individual counseling can be a check-in basis (just a quick conversation), a one-time visit, or a weekly visit depending on the student’s need.


 
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Community Counseling Agencies
by Kimberly Ackles - Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 10:13 AM
 

The Green House Group                                           668-3050

1361 Elm Street Manchester

 

Manchester Mental Health                                      668-4111

401 Cypress Street Manchester

 

Bedford Counseling Associates                                623-1916

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Family Resources
by Kimberly Ackles - Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 10:12 AM
 

Department of Health and Human Services

This website provides a variety of support systems including Women, Infants & Children Nutrition Program (WIC), Division for Children, Youth, & Families (DCYF), and many other resources.

http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/

WIC: http://www.dhhs.nh....

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