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Social-Emotional Learning Supports

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, set goals, make decisions, empathize, 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 parents/guardians/families to work with their students to learn these skills, reinforce their use, and be a support for their students' social-emotional learning throughout life.


COVID-19 has been 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 still feel overwhelming and cause strong emotions for students and their families/guardians.

People will need continued support during this challenging time and 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 school counselors address students' social-emotional needs through care, connection, and continuity of learning for all students.

Individual Support

Check ins and Counseling sessions/meetings- asking how students are doing and what they are feeling. Counseling and resources for depression, stress, anxiety, self harm, and suicidal ideation. Face to Face, Email, Phone, and Google Meets video chat appointments available- sign up in counselor's notebook or email/phone for date and time.

Kristi Fulton   [email protected]    541-469-2108 Ext 4013

April Hendrix  [email protected]     541-469-2108 Ext 4014

Resources and Referrals

School Counselors can help assist with referrals to outside agencies including…

  •      Mental Health
  •      School Based Mental Health Counseling
  •      Private Counseling in the community
  •      Housing
  •      Food
  •      LGBTQIA+
  •     Wrap-around support


Anxiety and Stress Reduction Tips and Techniques
  1. Correct Breathing/Relaxation- A Google slide presentation on correct breathing techniques to relax and reduce anxiousness- Show Google Slides 
  2. Mindfulness
  3. Meditation
  4. Talk with family and friends
  5. Use of "I" Statements
  6. Advocacy
  7. Journal- Writing things down in a journal or diary helps take the thoughts out of your head. 
  8. Drawing
  9. Exercise- Putting physical stress on your body through exercise can relieve mental stress. The best benefits are gained when you exercise regularly so, take a walk, ride your bike, go for a jog, yoga, attend athletic practice, or safely lift some      weights.
  10. Spend time with family and friends
  11. Goal Setting and Time Management
  12. Assertiveness
  13. Nutrition
Get & Stay Connected

Students are most successful when they engage in the BHHS school community.

Clubs ~ Athletics ~ Cohort ~ Leadership ~ Teachers ~ Peers

Students can seek connection and relationship with their peers in the required Cohort class or help put on school related events teaming up with students in our Leadership class. By joining academic and extracurricular clubs as well as athletics students have a variety of opportunities to stay connected to each other and BHHS!

Small Group Support

If you are interested in participating in a small support group, email Kristi Fulton at [email protected] or April Hendrix at [email protected]

Evaluating Resources for Safety and Relevance
Ways The BHHS Community Currently helps to meet the social-emotional needs of our students:


  1. Counseling Services
    1. Individual Meetings- Brief Solution Focused
    2. Interpersonal Communication Skills, Personal Responsibility, Problem Solving Skills, Respecting Self and Others, Safety Skills, Self Advocacy, Goal Making & Decision Making Skills
    3. Check-ins/mediation/restorative sessions
    4. Counseling office
  1. Programming
  2. Space for students to self-regulate or recharge
  3. Event planning
  4. Family and Student Distribution/Availability of Materials and flyers- ex. Bullying and Suicide
  5. Small and large group when time allows
  6. Classroom guidance lessons

  1. 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. 

  1. Social/Emotional Health taught in health courses (9th grade and one other grade for one semester). 
  1. Feelings/Emotions
  2. Stress
  3. Relationships
  4. Depression
  5. Suicide/Self Harm
  6. Bullying/violence
  1. Restorative Methods- meetings for Behavior and Discipline (when appropriate)-Students, Admin, counseling, and staff, parent/guardians all involved.
  2. BHHS Crew Orientation and Mentoring Program
  3. Cohort Classes
  1. Small size classes
  2. 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. 
  3. Building of BHHS Community and Support

  1. Events
  1. Frosh/Soph Assembly-Topics include Dating Violence, Bullying, Suicide, Self Harm, and Advocacy skills

  1. Yearly Staff Powerpoint Presentation-Suicide Awareness, prevention, and intervention- delivered via Staff meeting or email by BHHS Counseling Staff

  1. Access to School Based Health Clinic Resources

  1. September Suicide Awareness Month-Cohort distribution of information. Suicide

  1. Distribution of Support Numbers
  1. Through posters, websites, mailed flyers, and email.
  2. Counseling and other offices and classrooms with Crisis text Line, 741741
  3. Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255, SafeOregon (report tips of violence, drugs, or harm to school or student 844-472-3367 or online at, or email at [email protected]
  1. Referrals to Outside Agencies
  2. Offering of Clubs, sports, and extra-curriculars
  3. Wraparound services through CCMH, DHS, DJJ working together


  1. Physical and Mental Health
  1. ADAPT (Mental Health)
  2. Frontier Health (Medical)
  3. On-campus School Based Health Center- Counseling can use referral, call, or walk students, if student desires, to the clinic.

  1. IEP and 504 Case managers
  1. Have arrangements with students who need to visit them throughout the day to regulate or recharge
  2. Accommodations for anxiety that require teacher support and awareness.