Counselor’s Corner

General Information & Resources

Get to know your School Counselor!

Ms. Rencurrell, PK- 8th Grades
(305) 238-7931 x2118
rencurrell@dadeschools.net

I  serve Vineland with a wealth of experience, knowledge, and energy to complete the goals of the Division of Student Services which are to assist students to reach their academic, personal/social, health, and career/community potential. I look forward to working with individual students, small groups of students, and entire classrooms as well as provide professional support to teachers, parents, and staff. When students receive the encouragement and assistance they deserve, they have no limit as to what they are able to accomplish.

Your School Counselor…

•           Assists parents and teachers in helping students
•           Conducts classroom guidance activities
•           Provides individual and small group counseling
•           Coordinates school-wide guidance activities
•           Consults with outside agencies

A student may see the counselor for…

•           Study skills
•           Friend problems
•           New situations
•           Difficult decisions
•           School problems
•           Success & accomplishments
•           Family concerns
•           Happy occasions
•           Death or serious illness
•           Any other area of concern

How does the student see the counselor?

•           Teacher referral
•           Administrative referral
•           Parental referral
•           Self-referral (Media Center form and black mail box)
•           School Support Team/Staffing referral

The Guidance Counselor is NOT

•           A disciplinarian
•           An administrator
•           A social worker
•           A psychologist

Below are some book resources, community agencies, and helpful websites. We hope that these resources will be useful to you.

Books:

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls
Valorie Schaefer

An Explosive Child
Ross Green

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Thomas W. Phelan

Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World
Rosalind Wiseman

Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys
Dan Kindlon

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Mary Pipher

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems
Richard Ferber

Community Resources:

Agape Network
22790 SW 112th Ave.
Miami, FL 33170
305-235-2616
www.theagapenetwork.org

The Children’s Trust
Helpline
Dial 211

Dade Partners
http://community.dadeschools.net/!dadepartners/overview.asp
http://community.dadeschools.net/!dadepartners/reg_form.asp

Family Counseling Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
305-740-8998
www.familycounseling.org

Institute for Child and Family Health
Sunset Clinic
9380 Sunset Drive
#B-120/B-250/B-165/B-230
Miami, Fl 33173
Tel: 305-274-3172
Referral Direct Line: 305-722-5635
www.icfhinc.org

Jackson Health System
Mental Health Emergency Services
305-355-7000
Psychiatric Social Work Department
(305) 585-1111
www.jhsmiami.org

Miami Behavioral Health Center
1450 North Krome  Ave. Suite 101-C
(305) 242-6629
(305) 713-2487
www.mbhc.org

Miami Children’s Hospital
Department of Psychiatry
(305) 666-6511
http://www.mch.com/medical-services/psychiatry-and-psychology.aspx

The Nest
115 Madeira Ave.
Coral Gables, FL
(305) 392-0788
www.thenestmiami.com

Pediatric Psychology Associates
(Social Skills Groups)
1390 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305-662-9162
www.southfloridatherapists.com

Psychsolutions
701 SW 27th Ave. #500
Miami, FL 33135
305-668-9000
www.psychsolutionsinc.net

Switchboard of Miami
24 hour Help Line
Crisis/Information/Referrals
(305) 358-1640
www.switchboardmiami.org

University of Miami
Psychological Services Center

5665 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Second Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305-284-4265
http://www.psy.miami.edu/psc/

HELPFUL WEBSITES:

Abuse Hotline
1-800-96-ABUSE
www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/abuse-hotline

ADHD:
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/5/1007.full?sid=93df74e5-83ff-42b5-9cf3-1c90fae277d7

Autism:
www.umcard.org
www.autismspeaks.org

Bullying:
www.stopbullying.gov
www.greatkindnesschallenge.org
www.nonamecallingweek.org
www.noplaceforhate.org

Cyber-safety:
www.netsmartz.org/index.aspx

Death:
www.childbereavement.org

Divorce:
www.helpguide.org/mental/children_divorce.htm#helping

Homework:
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/home_school/homework.aspx

Dial A Teacher: 305-995-1600:
http://pdfs.dadeschools.net/featured/dial_a_teacher.pdf

Insurance:
1-888-540-5437
www.floridakidcare.org

Nutrition:
www.choosemyplate.gov

Students with Disabilities:
www.friendshipcirclemiami.org

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