MESSAGE FROM HVE’S SCHOOL COUNSELOR

Hello to all Hidden Valley Families and WELCOME to the 2016-2017 school year!

My name is Chrissy Fraser and I am the School Counselor at HVE. I joined the Hidden Valley community last year and I was on site two days per week. This year I’m excited to have a third day to support your students! As a School Counselor, I work with students, teachers, support staff, parents/guardians, and members of the community. Most of my time is spent providing individual and group counseling to students who personally request support or have been referred by a teacher, parent/guardian, or administrator.

School Counseling services include:

  • Classroom guidance lessons
  • Lunch Bunch groups
  • Small group counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Crisis intervention
  • Consultation with parents, guardians, and staff

 

Below is a list of common reasons why a student is referred for School Counseling services:

  • Friendship difficulties
  • Low self-esteem
  • Frequent worrying
  • Sudden changes in mood that persist for more than a week
  • Continuous feelings of sadness and hopelessness
  • Social withdrawal
  • Changes in appetite — either increased or decreased
  • Changes in sleep — sleeplessness or excessive sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Physical complaints (such as stomachaches, headaches) that don’t respond to treatment
  • Thoughts of death or suicide

 

This year one of my goals is to provide more school wide support and outreach for families. Below is the link to a very brief survey that will help me figure out the best possible ways to meet the needs in our school community. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Also, I invite you to contact me directly if you have questions, comments, concerns, or ideas you would like to share! The best way to reach me is by email since I work at two different schools. My email address is fraserc@mdusd.org. Thank you for being such an important part of the Hidden Valley community and may this school year be the best one yet!

 

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JW98W36

 

Sincerely,

Chrissy Fraser

Elementary School Counselor

(925) 338-0937