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Greater Understanding through Intervention, Diversion & Education

GUIDE is a prevention and intervention counseling program for elementary and middle schools students in the Carlsbad Unified School District. Masters level counseling interns meet with students individually or in groups and offer supportive listening, help students to identify and use their personal strengths. GUIDE counselors offer psycho-education focusing on coping skills and techniques to manage emotions. Some of the topics covered in the GUIDE program are:

  • Peer Relationships: social, networking and relationship pressure
  • Family relationships: getting along at home with parents and siblings
  • Loss and grief: death, divorce, deployment, moving
  • Personal growth: managing feelings and stress and improving communication skills

This unique program is a collaborative effort between the Carlsbad Police Department and the Carlsbad Unified School District which supports families and therefore benefits community members.

For more information, contact City of Carlsbad Police Department’s GUIDE (Greater Understanding through Intervention Diversion, and Education) office at 442-339-2167.