Sponsored by the Parent Faculty Club and the Northgate Counselors, the Parent Education Night on April 3rd was a huge success! Over 100 parents from Northgate and the surrounding area attended a presentation of "The Pleasure Trap: Motivating Kids to Make Good Choices", by Abby Medcalf, PhD.
Funding for our Northgate Counselors, Shannon Brueckner, MFT, and Maren Dalgaard, MFT, are provided in part by the Northgate PFC and in part by the City of Walnut Creek.
The Northgate Counseling Program is designed to assist students and parents with a variety of concerns by offering short-term support. Any student may make an appointment or stop by the counseling office during available office hours.
Parent, teacher or peer concerns may be discussed by telephone or by making an appointment with one of the Counselors. There is no cost to students
or parents to use these counseling services. Sessions are strictly confidential.
||Shannon Brueckner, MFT|
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Maren Dalgaard, MFT
|Direct Telephone Line
||7:30AM to 3:30PM
||Room 60 in the Art wing,|
across from Room 63
Total of 423 individual students seen during the 2012-13 school year - over 1/4 (25%) of the students!
Breakdown of issues students were seen for:
- School 29%
- Family 20%
- Social/Peer 15%
- Anxiety/Stress 9%
- Drugs/Alcohol 4%
- Grief/Loss 4%
- Other 19%
Bullying Is A Form of Harassment
Referenced from the Mt. Diablo USD Parent Information Packet, available on their website: www.mdusd.org
The Mt. Diablo Unified School District believes that all students have a right to a safe and healthy school environment. To that end, the District,
schools, and community have an obligation to promote mutual respect, tolerance and acceptance.
The District will not tolerate behavior that infringes on the safety of any student. A student shall not intimidate or harass another student
through words or actions. Such behavior includes direct physical contact, such as hitting or shoving, verbal assaults, such as teasing or
name-calling; and social isolation or manipulation. This policy applies whenever a student is on school grounds, traveling to and from school or
a school sponsored activity, during the lunch period, whether on or off campus, and during a school-sponsored activity.
Read the entire information here...