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 Welcome to the DMS website.     A RARE Place To Be!  
School Adjustment Counselor
The role of the School Adjustment Counselor is to provide social, emotional, and personal support to students. Students may meet individually or in small groups with the SAC, though services may include meetings with parents, teachers, administrators, or community health providers to address concerns that may potentially affect a studentís success in school.†The School Adjustment Counselor also works to support a positive and successful school environment through fostering the Dartmouth Middle School motto and way-of-life, R.A.R.E., Responsibility, Accountability, Respect, and Esteem.
Parents may refer their child to the school counselor, as well as teachers or administrators may refer students for counseling, if they have a concern. The SAC will consult with parents, teachers, and other school personnel to explore causes of problems and effective solutions. The SAC will meet with the student in a one-on-one confidential setting, serve as a liaison for the student and may offer recommendations to home, school, or community resources, such as family service agencies, child guidance clinics, courts, protective services, and doctors if applicable.
Services offered but are not limited to:
  • Individual and small group counseling†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
  • Peer mediations
  • Bullying prevention
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Parent Consultations
  • Crisis Intervention††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
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Community Resources/ Online Resources:

"Camp Angel Wings" Southcoast Hospitals Group~FREE bereavement camp experience for children and teens†††† www.southcoast.org/home/camp.html

Self Esteem Group for Kids (Ages 7-11) Child & Family Services, 66 Troy St. Fall River, MA 02720
508-678-5708 Michelle Jusseume x4156 or Debra Ranahan x4116

Meditation & Yoga www.hopeyogastudio.com


kidZone ~ Wellness and Fitness Programs Healthtrax Fitness & Wellness at the Southcoast Wellness Center
www.healthtrax.com/locations/north-dartmouth/kids-programs