Welcome to Tappan's Counseling
Ms. Bonnee: 8th grade
Mr. VanBlack: 6th grade (Interim)
The Peer Mediation Program allows students the opportunity to help their peers effectively resolve conflicts in a collaborative manner. They learn social leadership skills that can last a lifetime, including active listening skills, respecting differences, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. The students develop self confidence, increase their understanding of different situations, and increase their tolerance of things that are unfamiliar. Peer Mediation empowers students to solve their own problems. Discussing and resolving disputes through Peer Mediation creates a more cohesive and peaceful student body.
P2P Depression Awareness:As part of the Ann Arbor Public School's collaboration with the Depression Center, our own Tappan Peer-to-Peer (P2P) members have wrapped up their presentations to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The goal of the campaign is to convey knowledge to peers in order to reduce stigma, raise awareness, encourage help-seeking when needed, and ultimately, help to promote the early detection of depression and related illnesses.
ON-GOING ALL YEAR: Parent Support Group
for Parents of Children with Suicidal Thoughts & Behaviors
1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 7:00-8:30 pmMeeting at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Seminar 6 at 1819 South Wagner Road, Ann Arbor.Participants should be the parents or guardians of children who are currently exhibiting suicidal thoughts or behaviors (or have done so in the recent past). Pre-registration required -- email Alison Paine at firstname.lastname@example.org.