Counseling

Mental Health Resources

Emergency Mental Health Services Immediate Counseling Resources to Support Families Learning at Home Feeling anxiety or depression is a common reaction in times of uncertainty or when there’s a perception of danger, and the COVID-19 situation certainly qualifies as such a time. This is something new and worrisome that we are all facing together.If you or […]

Social Emotional Learning & Support

Second Step Lessons Second Step is the core curriculum Arlington Public Schools uses to support students’ personal and social development through bi-weekly classroom lessons with our school counselors.  Families are encouraged to support our lessons with Home Links – worksheets to be sent home by the counseling team following a specific lesson to continue the […]

Parent Resources

Arlington County Resources Resources APS Students and Families Arlington Food Assistance Center How Young is Too Young to be Home Alone? – CPS Guidelines Supporting Conversations at Home NPR: What to say to kids when the news is scary NPR Parenting: Difficult Conversations (Podcast) Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers Common […]

Equity, Race, and Diversity Resources

@ohhappydani A Great Place to Start: Arlington Public Schools Office of Equity and Excellence National Museum of African American History & Culture – Talking about Race Pretty Good Design: Are your kids too young to talk about race? Nope.   Books for Kids: Today’s Parent: 27 books to help you talk to your kids about […]

Middle School Transition

Every year, the Abingdon Counseling Team, along with the Abingdon 5th Grade Teachers, work to provide 5th grade students and families with resources, information, and lessons around student’s upcoming transition to middle school!  This is an exciting time for families but can also be a new experience for many.  We hope to provide as much […]

Second Step

What Resources Do We Use? Second Step is the core curriculum Arlington Public Schools uses to support students’ personal and social development through bi-weekly classroom lessons with our school counselors.  Families are encouraged to support our lessons with Home Links – worksheets to be sent home by the counseling team following a specific lesson to […]

Parent Resources

Emergency Mental Health Services Immediate Counseling Resources to Support Families Learning at Home Feeling anxiety or depression is a common reaction in times of uncertainty or when there’s a perception of danger, and the COVID-19 situation certainly qualifies as such a time. This is something new and worrisome that we are all facing together.If you […]

Meet the Counselors

Abingdon’s School Counseling Program is: based on specific goals and developmental student competencies for all students K-12. planned and coordinated collaboratively with administration, guidance advisory committee, staff, families, and community resources (e.g. ASCA, Arlington Department of Human Resources, Kennedy Center CETA) to support student achievement, personal growth, and safety. evaluated by the district counseling supervisor […]

Counseling

Vasthy Delgado Renee Edwards Sarah Mullinax Supporting Grades K, 1, & 2 Supporting Grades 3, 4, & 5 Part Time (1 Day a Week) Supporting All Grades vasthy.delgado2@apsva.us renee.edwards@apsva.us sarah.mullinax@apsva.us   Parents, Staff, & Students: Need to make a referral to the school counselors? Fill out a Helping Hand Form and tell us more about […]

Counseling Resources

Immediate Counseling Resources to Support Families Learning at Home Feeling anxiety or depression is a common reaction in times of uncertainty or when there’s a perception of danger, and the COVID-19 situation certainly qualifies as such a time. This is something new and worrying that we are all facing together.If you or someone you care […]