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Copperas Cove ISD to address emotional and behavioral needs with summer programs

Copperas Cove ISD
Posted at 12:08 PM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 10:45:19-04

COPPERAS COVE, TX — In response to fear and anxiety among parents and students over COVID-19, Copperas Cove ISD announced Wednesday that it will begin providing emotional and behavioral support to children with a new summer program.

The school district is offering a two-week counseling program starting Monday that focuses on behavioral and emotional management, conflict resolution, and self-regulation improvement. CCISD director of counseling Rhonda Burnell says that the goal of the program is to help students better understand their emotions so that they can make healthy choices and strengthen their relationships.

Students in the program will be engaged with developmentally appropriate material while also participating in activities aimed to empower them and improve their self-esteem. The program will take place in group settings, but the numbers will be kept small to stay in accordance with social distancing guidelines and allow each student to develop more specifically.

The program is available to all students throughout CCISD. The district is home to eleven different schools, including seven elementary schools.