Guidance Curriculum

CRMS School Counseling: Helping all students toward a brighter future!

Welcome to the CRMS School Counseling web page for 5th-8th grade students and parents !  As a professional school counselor, it is my mission to help all students reach their full potential educationally, socially, and emotionally by working with students, teachers, parents, and the community.  Hence, I have developed this website as a tool to enhance communication with the CRMS community.  I hope this site will be an informative and useful resource.  You will find details regarding the guidance curriculum, a FAQ section explaining what a professional school counselor is, and a list of community contacts/resources.  I am looking forward to strengthening  connections between the school counseling department and the community as we work together to build brighter futures for all of our students!

Tanya L. R. Young 

Grades 5-8 Counselor

Phone: 236-7805, ext. 151    


8th Grade Sexuality Education: 

Student Pre- Survey

Student Post-Survey

7th Grade Sexuality Education:

Maine Teen Health

Kids Health

Center for Disease Control


5-8 Guidance Curriculum Overview


This year the guidance department is continuing to implement curricula that was developed using 
needs assessment data, is in line with the Fivetown K-8 comprehensive school counseling program, and also meets the National Sexuality Education Standards . Below I have listed the main topics that will be covered in the classroom throughout the year.  A pound sign (#) indicates that a more detailed outline of the unit is available in the specific grade level pages of this website. 

Grade 5 
The fifth grade guidance program consists of two main topics: Mindfulness and Puberty.  Through implementation of The Mind Up Curriculum: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning- and Livingstudents will learn about the brain and how it functions, develop skills that promote mindful attention to self and others, and discover how mindfulness can improve academic success. In the Spring, students will take a break from mindfulness to focus on the physical, social, and emotional changes that come with puberty. The curriculum, Puberty Happens, is  co-taught with the school nurse, Kristin Nelson.

Grade 6 

# Unit 1: Bullying and Harassment Prevention
Unit 2:  Dimensions of Health: smoking, marijuana, and alcohol
Unit 3:  Coping Skills (topic includes stress and anxiety management)
# Unit 4:  Sexual Exploitation Prevention

Grade 7

Unit 1:  Digital Citizenship
# Unit 2:  Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH)
# Unit 3:  Healthy Relationships and Personal Safety ( topics may include self-respect, media stereotypes/influence, cyberbullying, and sexting)

Grade 8

# Unit 1:  Sexual Harassment
# Unit 2:   
Sexuality Education:  Best Practices
# Unit 3:  Suicide Prevention

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