COUNSELING PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Here at Eastwood, we strive to equip every student with positive social skills and effective strategies for difficult situations. Every student will receive monthly social-emotional learning (SEL) from the evidenced-based program SecondSTEP directed by our Guidance Assistant and/or Elementary Resource Counseling (ERC) Specialist. The following skill building areas will be discussed: Skills for Learning, Empathy, Emotion Management, and Problem Solving. In addition to the classroom lessons, small groups, and individual counseling, students are offered Lunch Bunch gatherings once a week. These provide the opportunity for students to join the ERC during lunch to engage and socialize with peers in games and fun activities!
MEET OUR TEAM
JOSHUA RAZO: Hello Eastwood Family! My name is Joshua Razo and I am your Elementary Resource Counseling Specialist at Eastwood Elementary. I have been working in the field of education for 6 years. I graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a Master's in Educational Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from National University. Over the years I have gained a tremendous amount of experience that has helped me develop as a working professional. Along with Counseling at the elementary level, I am also the Head Coach for Wrestling at Portola High School. I have worked in wrestling for 7 years, helping young student-athletes grow as students of the sport and contributing members of our society. Coaching and Counseling are integral parts of my life and they have complimented one another well, allowing me to fulfill my role as a comprehensive counselor.
INDIVIDUAL and SMALL GROUP COUNSELING