Sticks & Stones®

School Based Counseling Program

Sticks & Stones® was created in 1997, based on the need for interventions serving child victims of domestic violence in Monterey County. The targeted population is vulnerable to repeat the patterns of violence they are learning in their homes and communities. Sticks & Stones® school-based program is a counseling program for children who have learned to express their feelings in unhealthy ways. The program consists of ten weekly meetings with groups of 2-4 children. They learn healthy ways to express their feelings and are taught how to stay safe in a violent home. This furthers Harmony At Home’s mission by breaking dysfunctional family patterns, thus promoting healthier family systems both now and in the future.

Sticks & Stones® is currently serving Alisal Union School District, Salinas City Elementary School District, Salinas Union High School District, King City Unified School District, Chualar Union School District, Spreckels Unified School District, Sacred Heart School, and Monterey County Home Charter School.

During the 2017-2018 school year, the Sticks & Stones® program served 1,385 students with a 66% improvement rate overall.

If you are interested in becoming a part of our Sticks & Stones® counseling team, please click here!

If you would like more information on the Sticks & Stones® program, please contact the Sticks & Stones® Program Manager, Julianne Hunsdorfer, at