Student Well-Being at Hill
Welcome to the new well-being resource page just for Hill parents. Each week, the counseling center, wellness center, and community life teams will be updating this page so our Hill parents have all of the resources needed to raise healthy young adults.
Sixth Form Eudemonia: Emotionally and Physically Healthy Relationships
This week in sixth form Eudemonia Wellness Beyond Hill, the students will explore dynamics applicable to relationships with friends, family, classmates, teammates, and dating and romantic partners. Students will complete a worksheet that explores the question, "What to look for in a partner?" Students will check-off the characteristics that are most important to them and then discuss their top three in small groups.
We also will view a Zoom recording with Ken Clausen (Hill class of 2006 and member of The Hill School Athletics Hall of Fame) who spoke about the tragic loss of a friend in college and his involvement with the One Love Foundation, and organization that seeks to educate young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better. Students will watch clips of the One Love TED Talkabout identifying markers of unhealthy relationships and videos from their #ThatsNotLove campaign. The class will explore the continuum of healthy-unhealthy-abusive relationships and have small group discussions about where various scenarios might fall along the continuum.
Website: One Love Organization whose mission is to educate young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships and empower them to avoid abuse and learn how to love better. View the Website
Book: Sex, Teens, and Everything In Between, Shafia Zaloom.
Kayleigh Summers, LSW-School Clinician/Counseling Program
Why have you chosen counseling as a profession? I was inspired by the idea that through genuine human connection, insight, and guidance we could help others understand themselves better and heal. Before deciding to go to graduate school for counseling, I completed an internship in the field. My decision was confirmed when I saw the look of relief on client after client as they realized that they wouldn’t feel this way for the rest of their lives; that this wasn’t permanent and someone was there to help them. I knew in that moment I wanted to be able to offer a space for healing. As a social worker, my overarching belief is that we must meet students where they’re at in order for counseling to be successful. Theoretically, I use a humanistic approach in my work with students, which focuses on a client-centered, empathic environment and helps students to better understand their emotions while working towards a stronger, healthier sense of self.
Tell us about your family. I live in Rolfe Dorm with my husband, Mr. Notebaert; our 18-month old son, Callahan; and our dog, Daxton.
What’s your favorite part about working here? The wonderful group of clinicians that I get to work with and learn from each day!
Fun/random fact about you. I competed against Alex Morgan in college soccer when she played for Cal Berkeley. Read Kayleigh's bio.
- What is Counseling?
- How often will my child meet with a counselor?
- Who will know if my child is seeing a counselor?
- How does my child make an appointment with a counselor?
- What is a mental health medical leave?
- Who do I contact on Campus in case my child has a mental health emergency?
- What types of things do students talk about with counselors?
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Students Advocating for Mental Health (SAMH) is a student-led committee of 15 students in the fourth through sixth form. SAMH runs under the guidelines of the Director of Counseling Lisa Roethling. The 2020-2021 SAMH Committee is led by Co-Head Chairs John Ju’23 and Cecile Wegman’23.