Valley View Counseling

Lindsay Bailey, MHR

School Counselor

Monday-Friday

lbailey@eanesisd.net

512-732-9140 ext. 23105

https://lindsaybailey.youcanbook.me/

Leslie Erwin, LCSW

School Based Therapist

Tuesday/Thursday/Every other Friday

lerwin@eanesisd.net

512-732-9140 ext. 21908

What the VVE Counseling Program does:

  • Provide Monthly Social Emotional Learning lessons, K-5th

  • Provide small group counseling for social skills, friendships, etc.

  • Crisis support

  • Work in partnership with teachers and families

  • Provide resources to further skill building outside of school

What is Social Emotional Learning?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

SEL programming is based on the understanding that the best learning emerges in the context of supportive relationships that make learning challenging, engaging, and meaningful.

Social and emotional skills are critical to being a good student, citizen, and worker. Many risky behaviors (e.g., drug use, violence, bullying, and dropping out) can be prevented or reduced when multiyear, integrated efforts are used to develop students' social and emotional skills. This is best done through effective classroom instruction, student engagement in positive activities in and out of the classroom, and broad parent and community involvement in program planning, implementation, and evaluation.


From: http://www.casel.org/social-and-emotional-learning/

Monthly Themes

These are the various themes we will be working with throughout the year. As a school, VVE Counseling will address various subjects as they come up at our individual school. These themes are guides, not necessarily set it stone. Should you have any questions about these themes and the lessons themselves, please reach out!

Resources for Parents:

Healthy Day Toolkit by Kohl's -- a free resource for you and your family as we begin the new school year! Enjoy going through the tips, tricks, and fun activities together as a family to start your year off well! To access, click Healthy Day Toolkit.

High Holy Days -- As we are heading into the fall/winter season, High Holy Days are upon us. Although traditional religious observances and high holy days are not noted on the Eanes ISD academic calendar, teachers and staff are encouraged to show sensitivity to and respect for students and their family practices associated with the more common holidays. Note: holidays such as Christmas and Hanukkah are not listed because they take place during the winter break when no planning conflicts would occur. We want to make sure you and your family know the policy in the district to observe Holy Days. Eanes ISD’s student handbooks acknowledge and allow a documented absence for the observance of a religious holy day and provide a reasonable time to make up schoolwork missed on those days. If the student satisfactorily completes the work, the days of absence shall be counted as days of compulsory attendance. Documented days for travel shall be limited to not more than one day for travel to and one day for travel from the site where the student will observe the religious holy days. Days missed due to the observance of a religious holy day are not counted against a student in determining loss of credit. Teachers have been encouraged to consider ways to show respect for these observances by refraining from assignments, tests, class trips, projects or special events in which students might have difficulty participating.