CIS staff fortify the foundation of social and emotional development by focusing on an awareness of the self within social systems and an understanding of the emotions that are driving behaviors and coloring experiences. Individual Counseling offers students an opportunity to develop this awareness and understanding within caring relationships being formed with responsible adults who are specially trained to reflect upon and support social and emotional development. Group Counseling is offered to take advantage of peer support and peer to peer experiences that allow for both the development of self-awareness and the practice of new understandings. Family Counseling sessions are designed to build trust and listening skills that can open and develop the lines of communications between family members. Creative Arts Therapies support the many ways that all people make meaning of their lives and connect to their strengths. Visual arts, mural design, creative writing, poetry, spoken word, dance, authentic movement, music, theater and photography are some of the artistic modalities employed by our licensed creative arts therapists to support growth within a school community.