Counseling and guidance

Individual counselling and guidance for parents/legal representatives

If you would like to benefit from personalised support for example during an individual consultation on educational matters, parents/legal representatives can contact the CDSE directly.

Here are some examples of socio-emotional difficulties that can be observed by parents/legal representatives or teachers.

A child or young person who:

  • has difficulty orienting him/herself in a group setting
  • overwhelmed in a group setting
  • fears contact with the group
  • is intrusive
  • has trouble waiting his turn
  • doesn't respect rules and limits
  • is plaintive or anxious
  • exhibits excessive aggressive behaviour
  • is irritable
  • can't express his own feelings
  • seems not to be listening
  • lack of self-confidence
  • discourages quickly/does not feel up to it.

Training for parents/legal representatives

Parents/legal representatives are constantly faced with the challenge of raising their child. Different parenting styles and a flood of information, often perceived as contradictory and confusing, make this task even more complex.

The STEP program (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) offered by the CDSE provides a practical and immediately applicable approach.

The aim of the training is to support parents/legal representatives in raising happy, self-confident children who are able to resolve conflicts and take responsibility. Parents/legal representatives acquire the ability to adopt a loving, respectful and constant attitude towards the child in a stable family environment and a relaxed family climate.

The interactive framework (group of max. 14 participants) enables parents/legal representatives to encourage each other and share their concerns and needs. Next session is planned from november 2021 on.

Counselling and guidance for professionals

With a parental consent and an agreement from the CNI, teachers, staff from SePAS, ESEB, SEA as well as professionals from the network can contact the CDSE for advice and guidance in a particular situation of a student with special social or emotional needs. For professional advice in the form of intervention strategies and knowledge transfer see coaching.

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