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  Crisis prevention and intervention in school counseling is a topic that every counselor should know inside out. Crisis prevention is the key to teaching students how to keep themselves safe, while crisis intervention allows the school counselor to take all necessary steps to support a student in crisis. This post will give you all […]

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College & Career Readiness (CCR) in school counseling is a hot topic nowadays! With increasing legislation across the country that public schools provide for their students’ post-secondary success, CCR is here to stay. I always like to highlight the latest and greatest CCR activities at this time of year. Though it is an important topic […]

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Well, testing season is upon us once again and so I thought a helpful topic for this post would be reducing test anxiety! Let’s roll up our sleeves and jump into lots of resources and tips on this topic. Reducing Test Anxiety: The Problem As I wrote about in my book, Get Your Group On […]

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Do you use ice breakers in your school counseling sessions? If not, stay tuned because I am going to show you how they enhance a school counseling program! If you already use ice breakers, let me give you some new, super fun ones that you can add to your toolbox! On a side note, it’s […]

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Are you interested in helping your students to set SMART goals in school counseling? Need more info on what a SMART goal actually is and how to possibly get an 11 year old to make one!?!  Well, I’ve got you covered because this January post is devoted to inspiring and infusing your students with goals! […]

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The winter holidays are almost upon us! While they are magical and fun for so many students, the holidays can also be tough for kids who are experiencing family struggles, such as the loss of a loved one, a recent (or not-so-recent) divorce/separation, or a parent struggling with substance abuse. Therefore, at holiday time, it is […]

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Have you ever thought about taking a trauma-informed approach to school counseling? Are you already doing this? Are you wondering what a trauma-informed approach even is?!?!  Well, everyone in mental health is talking about trauma these days, and for good reason! According to the American School Counseling Association (2016), 46 million children witness traumatic events […]

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At last! The school year is in full swing and this means that all the My-schedule-is-wrong conferences are done and the I-miss-my-mommy tears are wiped…so we can finally turn our attention to getting some guidance curriculum tasks in order! Of course, counseling groups and guidance lessons must start with a needs assessment to identify exactly […]

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Happy Back-to-School Season! I don’t know about you, but the Back-to-School wave is crashing all around me as I write this post!  It started hitting me in early August and it hasn’t stopped yet. But… the overwhelming Back-to-School season is also one of the most exciting times of the school year. After all, it is […]

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Enter to win a copy of Julia Cook’s Be Where Your Feet Are by “Liking” my School Counselor Stephanie Facebook page at this link www.facebook.com/schoolcounselorstephanie AND then entering your email address at this link School Counselor Stephanie Enewsletter so I’m able to contact you if you win (and send you updates on the next book giveaway!) The giveaway […]

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