Social-Emotional Learning Supports
Social-emotional learning assists our students in thriving in school, work, and life. Social-emotional learning is the development and use of social and emotional skills. What are those? They are the skills we use to cope with our feelings, setting goals, making decisions, empathizing, and how we interact or get along with each other. Those who have built solid social-emotional skills are better able to make decisions, build positive relationships, and manage the challenges that daily life brings.These skills are learned and need to be developed, students aren't just born with them. Brookings-Harbor High School supports teaching students how to cope, manage emotions, solve problems, and get along with each other so that they can be the most productive students they can be. We also encourage all parent/guardians/families to work with their student to learn these skills, reinforce the use, and be a support for their students social-emotional learning throughout life.
The outbreak of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) may be especially challenging and stressful for high school students. Fear and anxiety about graduation requirements and credits, college admission requirements and deadlines, worrisome news stories, the health of friends and loved ones, and other concerns may feel overwhelming and cause strong emotions for students and their families/guardians.
Most people will need some form of support during this challenging time, but many may not feel that it is OK to ask for help. But, if we do not care for ourselves, it is nearly impossible to support others, so asking for help is a worthwhile investment in you, and those you care for.
We realize during these times, mental health support for our students is more important than ever, school counselors are here for students.
BHHS counselors address students social-emotional needs through care, connection, and continuity of learning for all students.
- Counseling Services
A. Individual Meetings- Brief Solution Focused
- Interpersonal Communication Skills, Personal Responsibility, Problem Solving Skills, Respecting Self and Others, Safety Skills, Self Advocacy, Goal Making & Decision Making Skills
- Space for students to self-regulate or recharge
- Event planning
- Family and Student Distribution/Availability of Materials and flyers- ex. Bullying and Suicide
- Small and large group when time allows
- Classroom guidance lessons
- BSAP I & II (STS,MTSS, RTI) program to address student needs. The training/approach behind BSAP provides students with support and early intervention that is needed to develop behavioral skills. incorporates social/emotional issues in building student assets and strengthens student-staff relationships.
- Social/Emotional Health taught in health courses (9th grade and one other grade for one semester).
- Suicide/Self Harm
- Restorative Methods- meetings for Behavior and Discipline (when appropriate)-Students, Admin, counseling, and staff, parent/guardians all involved.
- Link Crew Orientation and Mentoring Program
- Cohort Classes
- Small size classes
- Curriculum that develops a growth mindset and skills to build hope, confidence and optimism in their abilities and plans for success in high school and beyond.
- Building of BHHS Community and Support
- Frosh/Soph Assembly-Topics include Dating Violence, Bullying, Suicide, Self Harm, and Advocacy skills
- Yearly Staff Powerpoint Presentation-Suicide Awareness, prevention, and intervention- delivered via Staff meeting or email by BHHS Counseling Staff
- Access to School Based Health Clinic Resources
- September Suicide Awareness Month-Cohort distribution of information. Suicide
Direct Verbal cues
- Have arrangements with students who need to visit them throughout the day to regulate or recharge
- Accommodations for anxiety that require teacher support and awareness.