Counseling & Support

Developmental Needs of the Elementary School Student:

Elementary school is a time when students develop attitudes concerning school, self, peers, social groups, and family. It is a time when students develop decision-making, communication, and life training skills and character values. Comprehensive developmental counseling is based on prevention and providing goals which are integrated into all aspects of children’s lives. Early identification and intervention of children’s problems are essential to change some of the current statistics regarding self-destructive behaviors. If we wait until children are in middle or high school to address these problems, we lose the opportunity to help them achieve their potential, as well as helping them to feel dignity and self-worth. For many children, the school counselor may be the one person who provides an atmosphere of safety, trust and positive regard.

American School Counseling Association

Strong Start Curriculum


Social/Emotional competence is a critical part of a child's social as well academic success in school. Similar to academics, children may need and benefit from instruction and guidance in it. This curriculum is utilized within the Valley View Guidance Department. Lessons are divided into 4 different age levels from Kindergarten through high school, and are filled with engaging, thought-provoking class activities which help students develop vital social skills which become life-long lessons and skills: understanding emotions, managing anger, relieving stress, solving interpersonal problems and much more. Strong Kids is evidence-based, contributes to boost academic skills, is targeted to age-appropriate skills and effective for all children in any setting.

Confidentiality and safety is key in counseling


Elementary School Counselors provide in both individual and small group settings

* self image & self esteem

*interpersonal concerns

*peer mediation

*peer relation & effective social skills

*coping strategies

*understanding of self and others

*multicultural awareness

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COMING JANUARY 22-26, 2018

Check thegreatkindnesschallenge.com for more information

Counseling support

Where the Whole Child Feels Supported


Ms. Judi Hynan,

School Counselor

j.hynan@westside.k12.ca.us

661-943-3251, Ext. 75502



Counseling Activities

Counseling Center
Board Game Day
Halloween Activities
Halloween Activities
Morning Yoga Class
Board game time with the Campus Climate Assistants
Game time with the Campus Climate Assistants
Board game time
Parachute activity

Weekly Organized Recess Activities.....

Yoga at recess Tuesday and Thursday

Structured Recess and Lunch Activities

Game Days at Lunch Monday and Wednesday

Zumba Friday

School counselors help students build bright futures!

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