Counseling

  • My name is Danielle Herzog and I'm the school counselor here at Harrison Elementary.  As a former middle school teacher and now school counselor, I have a passion for helping students navigate through the ups and downs of their life and academic career. By building a trusting and supportive relationship with each student, I strive to empower them with the tools and skills needed for them to reach their goals. Each student has a story to tell and I look forward to hearing it and being part of their elementary school lives.

    As the school counselor, I work with students in the classroom, in small groups and individually. Additionally, I am happy to meet with parents and provide resources that can help in assisting your child.

    I lead guidance lessons in each classroom is grades K-6 once every rotation. I utilize the Second Step guidance curriculum, as well as hands-on, creative activities that support the standards set by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). I explore topics that encourage the development of each student’s personal/social, academic and career skills and abilities. Lessons include such topics as: Study habits and test taking strategies, goal setting, character traits, career development and healthy decision-making, handling stress and other emotions, dealing with peer pressure and getting along with others.

    I meet with 4 to 10 students at a time in a group (once a week for 4-5 weeks) to talk, share feelings and learn coping strategies when they are dealing with a similar concern.  Small groups are assembled based on the needs expressed to the counselor by teachers, parents and students. Examples of small group session topics: anxiety, divorce, friendship, anger management, study skills and family changes.

    Parents, teachers and even students themselves can request a one-on-one time with the counselor. Examples of reasons for a one-on-one with a  student: to create a plan for academic success, problem solve, help with friends, identify strengths/explore interests, transitions, work on behavior concerns, learn to cope with emotions, deal with life and family changes.

    Provide support when seeking help for their child regarding issues affecting their learning and educational experience. 

    Provide information and assistance regarding available community resources and outside counseling services.

    Respond in a timely manner to information requests, as well as referrals to see your child.

    Be an advocate for your child’s academic, personal/social and career success!

    To request a referral for me to speak with your child, or if you'd like to speak with me directly regarding your child, please contact me at (531)299 -1546 or via email at danielle.herzog@ops.org. You can also submit an online request (private and sent directly to my email) using this form:  LINK TO FORM

Family Resources

  • The listed agencies should not be considered as endorsements of Omaha Public Schools. Some agencies charge a fee.  In such cases, it is the responsibility of the family to assume any financial obligations.

    HEALTH SERVICES/MEDICAL:

    Charles Drew Health Center (402) 457-1200

    Children’s Hospital Eating Disorders (800) 833-3100

    Health and Human Services (402) 595-2850

    OMNI Health Eating Disorders (402) 333-0898

    One World Community Health Center (402) 734-4110

    SUBSTANCE ABUSE:

    AA Information (402) 556-1880

    Al-Anon/Alateen (402) 553-5033

    Family Service (402) 553-3000

    NOVA Treatment Community (402) 455-8303

    TUTORING/MENTORING:

    All Our Kids, Inc (402) 390-3000

    Big Brothers/Sisters of Midlands (402) 330-2449

    Boys and Girls Clubs of Omaha (402) 342-1600

    Campfire Council of the Midlands (402) 397-5809

    Edmonson Youth Development (402) 455-1285

    Girls Inc. (402) 457-4676

    HOPE Center for Kids (402) 341-4673

    Ruth Solomon Girls Center (402) 457-7763

    TeamMates (402) 557-2737

    United Methodist Community Center (402) 451-2228

    YMCA (402) 341-1600

    MENTAL HEALTH/THERAPY:

    Boys Town Hotline (800) 448-3000

    Child Saving Institute (402) 553-6000

    Children’s Behavioral Health (402) 955-3900

    Community Counselors (402) 354-8005

    Heartland Family Services (402) 553-3000

    Lutheran Family Services (402) 342-7038

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-8255

    Psychiatric Immediate Care Clinic (402) 717-4673

    Region & Behavioral Healthcare (402) 444-6573

    Ted E. Bear Hollow (Grief) (402) 502-2773

    ATTENDANCE SUPPORT

    Greater Omaha Attendance & Learning Center (402) 557-2594

Resources for Talking About Racism

  • During this challenging time right now in our country, many parents are struggling with how to talk to their children about race and equality. While it is impossible to have all the answers, the important part is to have the conversations.  Here are some helpful resources to help parents navigate through those conversations and open the door to talking about this difficult, but necessary, topic.  

    There are numerous picture and chapter books that can help discussions on racial inequalities, privilege and protests in our history.  These books allow parents and children to offer a safe way to start those conversations.  The following is a list by Today's Parent offering 27 books to talk to your children about racism.  LINK: 27 BOOKS TO TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT RACISM

    Change begins one person at a time.  Demonstrating that concept to young children is important because the idea is overwhelming and daunting to even adults.  This video from Sesame Street is a great starting point for younger aged children on how we treat those that are different from us.  LINK:  SESAME STREET CLIP
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