Counselors Corner

C.A.R.E.S.

Cooperation|Assertiveness|Responsibility|Empathy|Self-Control

Hello,

My name is Doug Wentworth and I am the School Adjustment Counselor at RCS.  I see working with children as both a privilege and a joy.  I wish every adult could keep alive the sense of wonder and optimism that a child has.

I have been working as a school counselor in public schools for the past 22 years - the past 18 in the rural schools of north Berkshire county.  I also have experience in out-patient settings and residential programs.

My role at the school involves conducting classroom sessions on topics related to character and social skill development.  These skills enhance C.A.R.E.S. qualities in each student (Cooperation, Assertiveness, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-control).  I also work with small groups of students on these themes as well.

Additionally, I am available to support any student with their social/emotional needs.  Students and parents are welcome to reach out to me anytime.  I think of my self as a member of the team that is working with each student.  I will do my part to support the overall goal of educating each child academically and socially.  Many children have a great deal to cope with these days and I want to do what I can at RCS to help children get a better handle on the many challenges they face in today's world.