Counseling Support

ANNOUNCEMENT DURING COVID 19 SCHOOL CLOSURE:

Counselor contact hours will be 8-3pm Monday - Friday. Hours for consultation/collaboration and family outreach will be between 9-11am & 1-3pm pending meeting schedules.

Please note my office work phone is not working at this time. If you need to contact me while we are doing virtual learning, please fill out this form. If you are unable to complete this form please email me at christian.billington@bvsd.org I will respond within 24-48 hours. If you are experiencing a mental health or life threatening emergency please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

This web page is for BVSD wellness information with health resources, social emotional learning resources and mental health resources and information

https://www.bvsd.org/current-topics/coronavirus/health-and-wellness

This web page is for BVSD resources, supports and updates during as we move forward with Covid 19 and home learning

https://www.bvsd.org/current-topics/coronavirus

Please be safe and stay well. We will get through this together.

Kindness always.

Tiered Support

Through the Multi-Tiered System of Supports, we provide more targeted and intensive help for students who need it -- both academically and social/emotionally.

Universal
We strive to support all students with universal programming.

Targeted
When a student is struggling, our teachers, school counselors and psychologists give more targeted help.

Intensive
If targeted support does not work or a student is in crisis our educators employ more intensive interventions.

Elementary Counseling

A comprehensive elementary school counselor provides education, prevention and intervention services in the areas of academic, career and social/emotional development supports. It is important to note that elementary counselors are not therapists; rather they are professional educators with a mental health perspective. They typically spend the majority of their time working on universal instruction and working with all students. The elementary counselors will work in collaboration with administration, teachers, the mental health team and parents to determine the needs of all students within each building.

 Elementary Curriculum Benchmarks

 Elementary Benchmarks - Table Format

Meet Our Counselor and Mental Health Team

Christian Billington

Counselor

Traci Hagie

Mental Health Advocate

Jo-Lynn Yoshihara-Daly

Social Worker, Sped

Social and Emotional Health

Young girl coloring with markers

Important mental health habits—including coping, resilience, and good judgment— help adolescents to achieve overall well being and set the stage for positive mental health in adulthood. 

Counseling Support