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Counselor's Corner

Second Step Classroom Lessons

Parents, wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to protect your middle school student from risky behaviors, such as bullying, aggression, and substance abuse, while improving his or her school success? Fortunately, research shows there is a way to do just that. This year, we will begin the Second Step program. Building on and practicing skills throughout the middle school years helps students become better able to use them. As in the programs taught in previous years, this program focuses on skills that will help your student succeed in school and in life. These skills include: • Empathy • Communication • Perspective taking • Respectful disagreement • Negotiation and compromise • Emotion management • Coping with stress • Goal setting.  As parents, you play a vital role in helping your student develop strong social skills. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about the Second Step program.  Below you will find the parent letters that will be sent home as we cover each lesson

CUSD School Counseling Program Vision Statement

The School Counseling Program strives to provide opportunities so that every student will acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills to reach their fullest educational potential and successfully manage their lives as healthy, responsible, competent and productive citizens who respect themselves and others.

CUSD School Counseling Program Mission Statement

The mission of Capistrano Unified School District School Counselors is to provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole child. School Counselors will focus on the needs, interests, and issues related to social-emotional, academic, and college/career development of all students through a multi-tiered system of support. School Counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate, provide an opportunity for all students to access their education and achieve personal and academic success to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.



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School Counselor: Mrs. Krikorian

Mrs. Krikorian

Contact Information


25001 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Phone: (949) 455-1901

Fax: (949) 770-1262


Educational Background

Masters of Science and PPS Credential In Educational Counseling ~ University of La Verne

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology ~ California State Long Beach