Kristen HastingsKristen Hastings
Counselor, Lake Spokane Elementary
[email protected]
is part of the Student Support Services Staff committed to providing information and assistance to students, families, and other staff in order to help students be successful in school.

A sampling of services she provides:

Personal Counseling - Provide Crisis resolution, individual counseling, coordinate referrals to outside counseling services, and provide individual social skills training.

Mediation - Offer conflict resolution opportunities to students to resolve interpersonal difficulties that affect classroom performance.

Teaching in-class topics - Teach Social Skills, Empathy, Communication Styles and Techniques, Problem Solving Skills, Character Education, Teambuilding, Personal Safety, Bully/Harassment Prevention, and other topics as needed.

Bullying/Harassment Education - Teach Bullying/ Harassment Prevention at all grade levels.

Teach - Career Exploration for 5th graders.

Assist - With Open House and welcoming New student orientation activities as well as 5th-6th grade transition activities to LMS

Teach - "Love and Logic," Student Study Skills, and other Student/ Parent Education Workshops as needed.

Resource - Work with students, parents, teachers, other staff, and different agencies to connect them with appropriate resources for their individual needs - food bank, clothing bank, phone services, counseling, enrichment opportunities, etc.

Coordinate - 504 Plan Referrals.

Counsel Groups - Depending on the needs from year to year these change. They have included, but are not limited to: social skills, organization, divorce/changing families, anger management, and death/loss.

Counsel individual situations.