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    Loyal Heights Elementary School
    Comprehensive School Counseling Program

    Welcome to the Comprehensive School Counseling Program (CSCP) website at Loyal Heights Elementary School! I'm excited to be at LHE, and to be part of this community. If you have any questions about our counseling services and programming, please contact me by phone at 206-252-5949, or by email at

    Brittney Rider
    School Counselor, M.Ed.

    Goal: To nurture the development of every child so that they have positive learning experiences and build positive relationships.

    Our Comprehensive School Counseling Program is aligned with the standards of the American School Counselor Association National Model. The following services and programs are provided:

    1. Whole Classroom Guidance Lessons: The purpose of classroom guidance lessons are to teach social-emotional learning skills to all students in the classroom setting. Students are participating in the following social-emotional learning programs:

    • Kindergarten: Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown a significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy.
    • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3-5 focus, 4th, and 5th grades: Hallway Heroes (anti-bullying, literacy-based program)

    2. Small Group Counseling: The purpose of small groups are to expand, enrich,
    and increase specific social skills in such areas as: friendship, self-regulation, communication, conflict resolution, emotional-regulation, stress-management, anger management, assertiveness, self-esteem, etc. I utilize some of the following resources: Skillstreaming, Creative Small Groups, Positive Visualizations, bibliotherapy, etc. (All grade levels)

    3. Individual Counseling: Brief Individual counseling is also available to students on an as-needed basis or regular check-in basis to enhance specific skill areas. I utilize some of the following resources: Skillstreaming, Creative Small Groups, Positive Visualizations, bibliotherapy, etc. (All grade levels)

    Counseling Consent Form

    Additional programming/services:

    • Affinity group for families of African American and Black students: Group members advocate for the academic and social emotional needs of this student population.
    • Beaver Buddy Block (BBB)/Beaver Friend Finder (BFF): First and third grade Beaver Friend Finders (BFFs) are chosen by their teachers based on their commitment, problem-solving, and friendship skills to help students feeling lonely during lunch and afternoon recesses. (coordinator & mentor)
    • Beaver Voice Forum: Twice a month (starting in January) Fourth and fifth grade students have an opportunity to present social topics of concern in a non-judgment and solution-focused environment. (coordinator & facilitator)
    • Community resource referrals
    • Crisis intervention and support
    • Family support and consultation
    • Lunch and recess supervision
    • Peer mediation and conflict resolution
    • PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Student Wellness Team
    • Race & Equity Team
    • RULER (Regulating, Understanding, Labeling, Expressing and Regulating emotions) Team. We are continuing to implement this social-emotional literacy-based approach school wide. Read more about RULER on the Seattle Public School's page.
    • Student council
    • Staff support and consultation
    • Student Support Team