Welcome to Counseling Services

    Mrs. Maria Green-Washington - School Counselor



    District's Monthly Character Traits

    August- Respect

    September - Honesty

    October - Cooperation

    November - Good Citizenship

    December - Responsibility

    January - Self-Discipline

    February - Caring

    March - Kindness

    April - Fairness

    May - Dependability


    Below is the link for District Guidance and Counseling Information

    Richland School District One Guidance and Counseling Services

    Social Emotional Learning

    Self-Management is the ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, stress, impulses, and behaviors in different situations and work toward personal and academic goals. Suggested book… Elementary: Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein Mouse Was Mad by Linda Urban Middle School/High School: Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Fast Break by Mike Lupica

    Self-Awareness is the ability to assess one’s strengths and challenges and to correctly identify one’s own emotions and see how they influence situations and others. Elementary: The Orange Shoes by Trinka Hakes Noble Carla’s Sandwich by Debbie Herman Middle School/High School: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

    Responsible Decision-Making is the ability to make constructive, socially acceptable, and ethical choices about personal behavior and social interactions. Elementary: Hooper Humperdink..? Not Him! By Dr. Seuss The Summer My Father Was Ten by Pat Brisson Middle School/High School: House Arrest by K.A. Holt Parrot in the Oven: Mi vida by Victor Martine

    Relationship Skills is the ability to establish and maintain healthy and positive relationships with diverse groups through clear communication, good listening skills, positive collaboration, and conflict resolution. Elementary: A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead Hooray for Hat by Brian Won Middle School/High School: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

    Social-Awareness is the ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Elementary: The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson Middle School/High School: Freak the Mighty by W. Rodman Philbrick The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros


    National Bullying Prevention Month

    Check out the following resources:

    Cyberbullying and Harassment Online: Awareness & Prevention


    Cyberbullying: A punishable crime | The Daily Star

    The Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use

    The Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use develops frameworks and professional resources to address safe and responsible Internet use.

    • Committee for Children
      Committee for Children’s Second Steps Curriculum combines social-emotional learning (SEL), bullying prevention, and child protection to form a cohesive foundation for whole-school success.
    • Cyberbullying Research Center
      The Cyberbullying Research Center provides up-to-date information about the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying among adolescents.
    • Hands and Words Are Not For Hurting Project
      The Purple HANDS Pledges represents our efforts to educate Oregon’s children and adults about abuse and violence and what each one of us can do to stop violence in our own lives and in the world. 
    • International Bullying Prevention Association
      The purpose of the International Bullying Prevention Association is to support and enhance quality research based bullying prevention principles and practices to achieve a safe school climate, healthy work environment, good citizenship and civic responsibility.
    • National Bullying Prevention Center /Teens Against Bullying
      National Bullying Prevention Center’s website provides resources for educators and students.
    • Stop Bullying Now
      Information, intervention strategies and advice for those impacted by bullying. Presenting practical research-based strategies to reduce bullying in schools.
    • Teaching Tolerance
      A place to find thought-provoking news, conversation and support for those who care about diversity, equal opportunity and respect for differences in schools.
    • Trudy Ludwig
      Trudy Ludwig is an award-winning author who specializes in writing children's books that explore the colorful and sometimes confusing world of children's social interactions.

    Suicide Prevention