Counseling

Hello Chester Families! My name is Christina Seybold and I am proud to be the school counselor at Chester Elementary! As a school counselor, I provide a number of services for students and families throughout the school year. These include, but are not limited to:

Classroom guidance lessons- Central Valley School District’s Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program requires that all students are taught Second Step's Child Protection Unit and Bullying Prevention Unit through classroom lessons lead by school counselors. After these lessons are completed I will teach other topics such as Kelso’s Choice, Zones of Regulation, Problem Solving Steps, friendship building skills, and/or topics based on individual classroom/grade level needs.

Small group counseling – Groups run about three times each school year and may include topics such as social skills, changing families, anxiety, grief/loss, school success, etc. Please reach out to me if you are interested in having your child in a group.

Individual counseling – Brief Individual counseling for students who can benefit from in-depth processing in a confidential setting with topics such as depression, anxiety, poor anger management, social skills, grief/loss, etc.

Collaboration- It is a strong belief of mine that I am only one piece of support for your child. It is important to me to communicate with parents, teachers, Mental Health Counselors, or anyone else who is part of your child’s village.

Referrals-  As a school counselor, I am not able to commit to providing ongoing individual mental health services. If your child would benefit from long term individual counseling, please reach out and I would love to help with referrals the referral process!

The program is divided into three units:
 
1) Personal Safety. This unit teaches children rules that will help keep them safe in potentially dangerous situations. Some topics include fire safety, gun safety, car safety, bike safety, walking safety, and the always ask first rule.
2) Touching Safety. This unit focuses on teaching children to identify safe and unsafe touches and to say “No,” get away, and tell a grown-up if someone tries to touch them. Children are also taught to not keep secrets about unsafe touching.
3) Assertiveness and Support. This unit gives children a chance to practice getting out of unsafe situations and to ask a grown-up for help if they need it.
 

If you would like more information about the Child Protection Unit, you can go online to SecondStep.org and log in with your child’s grade level Activation Key.

 

Activation Keys:

Kindergarten: CPUK FAMI LYGK

1st Grade: CPU1 FAMI LYG1

2nd Grade: CPU2 FAMI LYG2

3rd Grade: CPU3 FAMI LYG3

4th Grade: CPU4 FAMI LYG4

5th Grade: CPU5 FAMI LYG5

 

In these lessons, your child will learn specific skills to help stop bullying. Students will learn how to:
Recognize when bullying is happening
Report bullying to a caring adult
Refuse to let bullying happen to themselves or others
Be a bystander who stands up and is part of the solution to bullying
 

If you would like more information about the Bullying Prevention Unit, you can go online to SecondStep.org and log in with your child’s grade level Activation Key.

 

Activation Keys:

Kindergarten: BPUK FAMI LY00

1st Grade: BPU1 FAMI LY01

2nd Grade: BPU2 FAMI LY02

3rd Grade: BPU3 FAMI LY03

4th Grade: BPU4 FAMI LY04

5th Grade: BPU5 FAMI LY05

Kelso's Wheel
Christina Seybold, Chester Elementary School Counselor
 
Phone: 509-558-3192
 
  • Essential Community Services: 211
  • 24/7 Regional Crisis Line: 509-838-4428 or 1-877-266-1818
  • NAMI Helpline: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or text "NAMI" to 741741
  • National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: 988 or 988Lifeline.org/chat
  • Teen Text (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Support): 1-844-814-8336
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
  • Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233