2.1 Demonstrates knowledge of counseling theories
by selecting appropriate models and techniques
for individual and group counseling.
Mr. Ricks facilitated the Too Good for Violence curriculum to all students at Northside during the 2011-2012 school year. The program is a preventive, research-based program that teaches the Personal/Social component of the Counseling NC Standard Course of Study.
More details about the program are located under 2.2
2.2 Uses appropriate counseling processes and techniques
for individual and group sessions to meet
developmental, preventive, and remedial needs
Program endorsed by Department of Education
_Too Good for Violence is separate, developmentally appropriate curricula for each grade level, kindergarten through grade 8. This instructional design enables teachers to scaffold students’ developing capacities to resolve conflicts, respond assertively and interact positively with others. Engaging, age-appropriate activities help them learn personal and interpersonal skills such as self-control, empathy and bullying prevention.
Endorsed - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
_Too Good for Violence focuses on risk factors that can be positively affected in the classroom: poor social skills, peer rejection, and inappropriate social behaviors. It enhances protective factors by providing opportunities for pro-social involvement; establishing positive norms, including healthy beliefs and clear standards; promoting bonding to pro-social peers; and increasing personal and social skills which research has associated with positive behaviors and student success.