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Wondering how to incorporate Sandtray into your Small-Group School Counseling Lessons? Here are some ideas to get you started! Plus… a set of 6-week lesson plans!

As a school counselor our time is very limited. Running groups is an effective way to reach several kids in a short amount of time. What if I told you, you can dig deeper with groups in an even shorter amount of time!

That’s right! You heard me!

I just finished testing this on my own students and it actually works!

Why Sandtray?

During the school year, I often run several different groups that last any where from 4-6 weeks. They have the typical lesson plan where we check in, review the rules, dig into the lesson and have an activity. These are great, but I started noticing certain topics were missing something. They were missing the piece where kids get deep in their feelings and get the time to express themselves.

Some of my elementary students had a hard time expressing their feelings and sometimes got embarrassed to do it in front of their peers. I wanted to make sure my groups were beneficial for every student. Even the reluctant ones. Here’s where sandtray comes in!

Who would benefit?

Honestly, any student can benefit from sandtray! Even the adults in your building can benefit! I do sandtray individually with some students and just started incorporating it into my groups.

For my school counseling groups, I chose the students who were already referred to a group. A few weeks prior to starting group (when I was in the planning phase), I emailed our teachers a questionnaire t start getting in some referrals. To start, I was looking for group members that needed to express deeper feelings, such as… grief, divorce, and peer conflict.

Instead of pulling out the group curriculum kits I normally use, I tried something different and got a major surprise!

How did I set it up?

For starters, if you have not been trained in sandtray… I suggest you take a couple classes or dive into some research on the topic! Once you get the idea, start practicing out loud with yourself and then start practicing with others. I am by no means a sandtray expert… but I know this stuff works and even I’m dying to learn more!

To start, I wrote out my sandtray lesson plans…. just as I would any others. However, one of the key to sandtray is the directives! So, the majority of our time is spent on the students reflections. Once they talk about their miniatures or worlds, you track and reflect back what they are saying, trying your best to be non-objective.

Take a look at my Sandtray Group Curriculum Lesson…

Inside this Sandtray Small-Group, you will find a 6-week lesson set with easy to follow directions! Also, for each lesson, there are scripted directives and different prompts you can use if you need. As in all of my small-group lesson, there is also a pre/post test along with a data recording sheet.

What did I use?

I set up my materials by having all my miniatures sitting out on a bookshelf so my students can see all of them. Then I took my plastic tubs with the blue lids and filled them about 1/2 way up with the play sand. I took the blue lid and placed it under the tub (symbolizing water). Then I set the tubs out on my table along with my lessons plans! Then, I turned on my soft music and dimmed the lights a little. Finally, I was ready for my students to come in!

  • Plastic Tubs with Blue Lids
  • Play Sand
  • Miniatures
  • Lesson Plan
Setting Group Rules and Expectations

Your rules and expectations for this group may be a little bit different from the way you normally conduct group. On the first session, establish your routine and expectations right away. Let the kids know what you expect, so the environment can stay calm.

For example, I have my soft music playing, lights dimmed, and trays set up on the tables before students walk in my door. On the first session, I explain how this is going to be a little different than we normally do things in my office.

I start teaching these procedures…

  • Walk in Quietly
  • Take a seat at the table
  • Hands stay out of the sand until it’s time (respect the sand and your sandtray world)
  • Take a minute to breathe and relax your mind.

Also take time to go over confidentiality and the importance of keeping things in the group. There can be a lot discussed during these groups and we want to make sure everyone feels comfortable to share.

Getting Results

During the first session, students will take a pre-test to set a baseline of where they are now. Then at the end, students will take a post-test to determine how much they learned during group. This is one type of data that can be collected.

Another type of data to look for is their attendance rate at the start of group and their attendance rate at the end of group. In my sandtray group curriculum, I have a data recording sheet for attendance, number of discipline referrals and tracking their grades.

What I look forward to the most is their answers at the end of each session. I can usually tell if growth is being made just by the reflection at the end. We end our sessions by saying “I liked… I learned… or I felt…”. I always take the time to write down their answers because they can be extremely powerful! Yes…. even from 3rd graders!

Where can I find more info on Sandtray?

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Is it that time?? Look around your building… is everyone on edge? If you answered yes, you need a morale boost!

What is a Morale Booster Anyway?

These are fun ways to get everyone smiling again. The purpose of this is to create a since of togetherness and unity among staff. It doesn’t have to be anything big (simple examples below). All it needs to do is get everyone on the same page and having fun!

Why Should I Use Morale Boosters?

Research shows that teachers and staff who are enthusiastic, genuinely happy and enjoy their job get better academic results than compared to teachers and staff who are not. In any business, low morale can be detrimental, leading to low cooperation among staff and lower productivity.

This is important to keep note of all year long! Work with your administrators to develop a plan to keep morale high and spread these out over the course of the school year.

Also, taking the time to build relationships with staff is just as important as building relationships with students. You may be lucky enough to have a co-counselor, but some of us (uh hmm) are the only counselor in the building. This makes it extremely important to branch out to all the grade levels and develop those connections in order to help serve students.

Plus… when you do something nice..

It just feels good! Spreading cheer to someone else becomes contagious and a ripple of goodness starts to make everyone smile!

Examples of Morale Boosters Ignite Their Passion

Help them remember what it was like to be on FIRE for their position! Take them back to that time when they were just getting into education and help them remember their “why”. You can do this by having kids write letters, put together a sappy appreciation video, or even promote giving away “starfish” awards!

Spend Time Together

No one likes the words “after school meeting” but sometimes, talking is the best medicine! Work with your principals to have designated times for teachers to share frustrations as well as, celebrations. Design these times to be “safe sharing sessions“, where staff can be valued and heard. Sometimes, there is no answer for what we face in education… however, allowing staff to communicate their frustrations in a safe place keeps everyone on the same page and less venting will happen in the hallway (fingers crossed)!

Also, another way to spend time together is to have staff outings! Go somewhere with them! Do a team-building exercise somewhere in town, go to a painting class, or put on a fundraising activity in town for something special happening in your building! It doesn’t really matter… just spend time together!

Have Fun

The whole idea of this is to have fun! Be creative and optimistic that everyone will enjoy it! Create a school-wide BINGO game, MYSTERY GIFTS or SCAVENGER HUNTS… these last longer and get staff very involved and excited!

Another way to have fun and create a little healthy competition is to offer small prizes! These could be given out for the winner or even randomly from a drawing throughout the week as you play!

Use Staff Interests for Something in the Community

At my school, we do “Action Teams”. The teachers decide on something that interests them personally (photography, music, dance, magic tricks, art, etc.) and then they develop a plan to teach it to kids and get them excited about it. We do this every fourth Monday of the month for about 40 minutes.

The trick is… every Action Team must be tied to a service project in our community! This is so amazing to see because teachers are excited to teach kids something fun and then go into the community and show them off!

Talk about igniting passion!

We had Kindergartners singing to the elderly, Second Graders making hot chocolate at the nursing home, and Third Graders making birdhouses for our school grounds! The teachers and students both light up on Action Team Day!

Need More Boosting?

Pick a few of these and do them randomly throughout the year!

  • Handwritten Appreciation Notes to Staff
  • Cute Morale Booster Game off TpT (See mine HERE)
  • Treats in Staff Mailboxes
  • Jeans Day!
  • Host a Teacher BBQ or Cookie Exchange at Your House
  • Set up a Relaxing Workroom Experience with Neck Massages
  • Set up a Rotating Potluck Schedule
  • Be a Positive Role Model

Remember Enthusiasm is Contagious!

Shhh… I am putting together a little video surprise for my teachers using this book! I can’t wait to tell you more about it… Get updates on my Instagram Page!

I would love to hear if you have any more ideas! How do you boost morale at your school?

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Here are some tips to help meet the needs of every student you interact with! The ones who need to build up their self-confidence will thank you and the others will appreciate it just because you’re valuing them for who they are and treating students with love and respect.

Undivided Attention

When you talk to students, give them your undivided attention. Make sure you are using your tracking and listening skills. There should be no looking around the room or shuffling papers at this time. Actively listening and making eye contact with the student will let them know you value them and want to listen to what they have to say. It builds a connection that says “I’m here for you”.

Strengths First

Always start with positives first. When working with a student try to start with their strengths then you can work into something they can improve. Also, make sure to have useable feedback that students can take with them and apply to their day. The last thing we want is for students to learn about their weak areas and have no way of improving or changing them. Instead we want to equip students with the tools they need to go into their classroom and tackle their goals.

Set Attainable Goals

Encourage students to set realistic goals. Work on one small step at a time and build on to the students accomplishments. For example, if a student has a goal of saying hello to a new friend. They can build on that by inviting that person to play with them at recess the next week.

Teach Self-Assessment

Encourage monitoring and assessing. Even if this means you do it together at first, then hand the responsibility over to the student. You could have a rating system of how they felt last week and compare it to this week. Or have kids assess how well they did on their counseling goals for the week. Being able to see growth will help students build their confidence that they can make progress and they can accomplish hard things.

One way to help students self-assess their counseling goals is to have a rating scale where kids can tell you how well they carried out their goal for the week. Keep the data in an interactive notebook or folder for them to reflect on each week.

Check out mine below…

Have a Positive Attitude

Having a positive attitude toward all students will help you build rapport school-wide. Students will begin to associate you with someone that they can count on. They will begin to realize that you are there for each and every one of them.

In the Classroom…
  1. Allow Students to Take Breaks – Students need to practice different coping skills in the classroom. Work with teachers to allow a system where students can take a break when they are feeling overwhelmed. It doesn’t have to be anything big… just a few minutes to get a drink, go to a calm corner, or work through task cards such as my Calm Down Lanyard.
  2. No More Singling Out Students – When timid students are singled out in the classroom it created a huge rush of anxiety. Encourage participation in other ways and be patient.
  3. Pair Shy Students with an Easy-Going Confident Student – Have you ever heard the term “opposites attract”… This is the same concept! This may be the perfect opportunity for students to build confidence and make new friends.
Lesson Idea

If you are looking for a lesson to help foster self-confidence in students… try out the one below!

This is Timmy the Timid Turtle and he has a really hard time breaking out of his “Shy Shell”! Students who are a bit shy can relate to Timmy and understand ways to overcome his shyness. Help students break out of their shells with role-playing prompts and a cute turtle activity!

Let me know what you do to help kids overcome the fear of making new friends. How do you foster self-confidence?

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What are social stories?

Carol Gray, the founder of Social Stories describes them as “… a social learning tool that supports the safe and meaningful exchange of information between parents, professionals, and people with autism of all ages”. Carol Gray – Social Stories

With the wide use of social stories, we now know that they can be a great tool for any young developing child. This makes them extremely useful for school counselors!

Teachers often refer students to school counselors to work on behavior modification. When a child is young and still developing their receptive language it can be difficult sometimes for them to understand exactly what an adult wants them to do. Their perception of the directions may be off just a bit.

This is where social stories come into play! If we can teach students an internal dialogue that teaches them social expectations and cues, this can help in the process of modifying their behavior.

How can I use social stories?

The good news is that anyone can write and use social stories! I suggest you dive into Gray’s research and learn more about how to write them if your interested. Whether you want to do it formally or informally, social stories (or scripts) can be a very useful tool!

There are some basic rules for writing social stories because they are not in the format of a traditional story. First, gather information from teachers, parents and the student on what behaviors or situations they are struggling with.

Ask “W” questions… Who, What, When, Where, Why?

For example… Johnny spends a lot of time in the bathroom during math. Johnny doesn’t like to do math. We take a bathroom break 10 minutes before we start math and he chooses not to go.

How can I write a social story?

When you start writing think of the two main sentence types: 1) descriptive and 2) directive. Also, each story needs to be tailored to the specific student you are working with.

Descriptive Sentences

  • State the facts (The teacher takes us to the bathroom right before math.)
  • Include thoughts and feelings of the student and others (The teacher likes it when I learn math with the class.)
  • Identify others that can help (The teacher can help remind me to use the bathroom.)
  • Express a shared opinion (It may be hard at first or This is okay)

Directive Sentences

  • Identify Possible Responses (When it’s math time, I will be ready to learn.)
  • Gently Direct Behavior (I will try to use the bathroom before math time.)
More Resources Books about social stories

Do you write social stories? What are some of the tips you find helpful?

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A crisis can happen at any time and any place. This is usually a topic most of us don’t want to talk about, because frankly, it can be really hard. However, counselors need to be prepared because they are often the ones on the front line when a crisis occurs.

The purpose of having a crisis team is to bring back a sense of control and help individuals with problem solving and other coping skills that may have been compromised during a crisis.

According to the American Counseling Association, “the goal is to provide emotional support and concrete feedback/assistance for the individual.”

Why Have a Grief Tub (aka… Crisis Tub)?

One reason to have a Grief Tub is because we have no idea when we will need it! It’s extremely convenient when everything is already put together in an easy to find place.

During a crisis event the last thing you want to be doing is scrounging up supplies!

Another reason is that it’s a great way for others to be able to find all the needed supplies when you are unavailable. Whoever gets to the tub first can begin setting up the crisis response area. It also allows all counselors to be on the same page and have the same plan so everything can run smoothly.

What’s Inside a Grief Tub?

Whatever you decide to put inside the Grief Tub needs to be appropriate for your students and your building level. Some of the elementary materials I have in my tub may not be suitable for high school students. On the other hand, there are a lot of things that are universal!

Some basic items to keep inside are…

  • Crisis Manual
  • Crisis Summary Sheet (See Below)
  • Grief Handouts for Students, Teachers & Parents
  • Grief Monsters Small-Group Lessons & Activities
  • Boxes of Tissues
  • Notebooks or Paper for Drawing & Writing
  • Big Chart Paper for Posters or Graffiti Wall Activity
  • Speaker (for calming music)
  • Crayons & Other Art Supplies
  • Pencils
  • Small Sandtray

In elementary I make sure to add…

  • Playdough
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Picture Books about Grief (see list below)

Extra things to pick up on the way…

  • Snacks (granola bars, crackers, chocolate, etc)
  • Bottles of Water
Where Do I keep the Grief Tub?

That depends on what’s easiest for you and the other people on your crisis team. Decide on a location that other people can get to if the need arises. Someone else may be the first one there and can get set up.

I am the only counselor in our elementary building. However, I do have two other counselors in the district that help out during a crisis event, along with our two principals. So, I leave our tub in the elementary office. That way anyone can grab it and get started.

Side Note: I keep a copy of our Crisis Summary Plan with me at all times! It’s on my phone (in Google Drive) and printed out in my car!

It’s also a great idea to keep a small crisis bag in the car. You never know when you might need it. For your family or someone else! It could help make a traumatic event a little bit easier to handle.

Some Books I use on Grief… Freebie – Crisis Intervention Summary Sheet

If you are in need of a quick resource to keep in your car or in the Grief Tub, you can copy this link and fill it out for your district. This is NOT a Crisis Manual and does not address all the needs of a crisis event. However, this is a quick resource to have all your numbers in one place. Then, you can get out your manual and start working!


Do you have a Grief or Crisis Tub? What do you put inside?

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Looking for ways to up the gratitude in your daily life? Wishing you could somehow teach others to be more grateful?

There are tons of ways to do this! What I see as the #1 contributor to others being grateful, is having a good role model!

If you show and model the way to have a grateful heart, those who look up to you will (hopefully) follow in your footsteps.

Here are a few ways to do just that…

Service Projects

The top way to teach gratitude is to get your hands dirty, literally! Go help someone by doing a service project. You can start by researching volunteer opportunities in your area online, calling local churches, or asking extended family. Narrow down your project, have a family meeting to get everyone on board. Talk about who and why you’re going to help. Finally, come back together as a family when it’s over and discuss how it felt… you may want to start planning your next one!

See some service project ideas below…

  • Organize a food drive
  • Make cards for senior citizens
  • Collect donations for an animal shelter
  • Decorate placemats for Meals on Wheels
  • Make no-sew blankets for a homeless shelter
  • Volunteer to read newspapers at a nursing home
  • + Much More
Gratitude Journal

Another great way to teach kids how to be thankful (and even remind yourself) is to keep a gratitude journal. This is a simple journal of things you were thankful for that day. Take time to read over your past thoughts and remind yourself of all your blessings. Over time, you will start to notice a positive mind shift from where you started and you will begin to recognize gratitude in all of life’s little things. At school, this would be great to do at the beginning or end of a small group. If you are a classroom teacher or in rotations, this might be something to do for the month of November!

Want to take it a step further at home… you can have a combined “mommy/daddy and me” journal. Write letters to each other about what you were thankful for today. Be prepared to cry and be blown away by what they tell you. This is a super powerful tool! Start the letter to your child explaining what you will be doing, leave the letter with a question, and let your child write one back to you.

Daily Affirmations

Have you ever heard the phrase, “practice makes perfect”? Well, it’s kinda true! For instance, if you train your brain to think on the positive side, you indeed become more positive and thankful! I like to leave sticky notes around my house with positive affirmations o my kids and husband read them. But, It doesn’t have to stop at home, you can do the same thing at school with kids or teachers. The workroom is a great place to drop positive affirmations.

If you have a student committee or club at school, they can help you pass out affirmations to other students. Also, just learning the language of being positive can really help change the climate among kids.

Here are just a few affirmations…

  • I am loved
  • I am kind
  • I will focus my attention on gratitude and love
  • I am responsible
  • I am relaxed
  • I have faith in myself
  • I am thankful each day
  • I am grateful
  • + Much More
Say/Show “Thank You” Everyday

This does not have to be hard! Every day, make it a point to thank someone. The secretary, janitor, cook, co-counselor, teacher, admin, you name it! People feel appreciated when you let them know. A simple “thank you” and acknowledgment goes a long way!

We started doing action teams at school this year and one of our teachers is leading the “Gratitude Group”, these students decide who they want to thank and honor that month at the assembly! Then on assembly day, the student cheerleaders come up and the gratitude group announces who they are grateful for. That person or group then comes up and runs through the cheerleaders! It has been a great way for students to show gratitude and honor those who help us out!

Teaching Gratitude Through Books

One of my favorite ways to teach is through books! I love to hear the students personal connections to different stories.

Check out my Top 5 for teaching Gratitude…

Thankful, by Eileen Spinelli

This book is written full of adorable rhymes to relay the message of being thankful every day. This book reminds kids the importance of being thankful for all the blessings in life, big and little.

Thanks a Million, by Nikki Grimes

This book shows us how powerful a simple “thank you” can be. Written throughout the book are sixteen amazing poems dedicated to helping one be thankful.

Llama Llama Gives Thanks, by Anna Dewdney

This book teaches that although Thanksgiving only comes once a year, it is important to be thankful all year round.

Those Shoes, by Maribeth Boelts

This is the perfect story for kids in the classroom to relate to! Sometimes there isn’t room for “wants”,  just “needs”. Jeremy quickly learns to be thankful for what he does have.

Thank you, Mr. Falker by, Patricia Polacca

This book can be used for so many lessons, that’s why it’s one of my favorites! The young girl, Trisha, is struggling to read. Her teacher, Mr. Falker, doesn’t give up. this book teaches students how to appreciate and be thankful for the teachers who help with their struggles.

How do you teach gratitude, at home or at school? What differences have you noticed?

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By: Florida Senator Lauren Book, M.S. Ed.

Founder & CEO, Lauren’s Kids

As a former kindergarten teacher, I know how hectic the beginning of a new school year is for educators. Counselors, teachers, and administrators work tirelessly to keep our children safe, healthy and thriving, and your efforts should be applauded.

As one of the 42 million survivors of child sexual abuse living in the United States today, I also know that protecting the children in our lives from predators is absolutely critical – and educators are often the first line of defense. Statistics show one in three girls and one in five boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18. And, 90 percent of abuse cases are committed by someone the child, and his or her family knows and trusts. But, there is hope, and together we can safeguard our kids.

Armed with the knowledge that 95 percent of child sexual abuse is preventable through education and awareness, I founded Lauren’s Kids to ensure children, families, educators and community leaders have the tools necessary to stay safe, as well as provide hope and healing to survivors. One of those tools is our Safer, Smarter Schools program – the country’s first Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 school-based prevention and personal safety curriculum series.

Education and Awareness

Safer, Smarter Schools is a K-12 curriculum I developed along with a multidisciplinary team of educators and developmental psychologists to teach children critical personal safety information in a developmentally and age-appropriate way. Our curriculum is evidence-based, pedagogically sound, and engages students, and parents, in safety education. And, we also have a curriculum specifically designed for students with disabilities to ensure all children, no matter their need, can receive a developmentally appropriate abuse prevention education.

Children who receive school-based education about child sexual abuse prevention are 3.5 times more likely to report if they had been/were being abused, compared to children who did not receive that education. Our goal is to teach elementary, middle and high school students about personal safety from a place of fun, not fear.

So, how do we do that? Let’s start with our preschool through fifth-grade curriculum…

Safer, Smarter Kids

Safer, Smarter Kids focuses on pre-school through fifth grade. The curriculum sequence was designed to advance each grade level, so students can continue to build on what they have learned previously. Review lessons are built in to ensure any child – no matter if they’ve received the previous year’s curriculum – can jump right into safety learning. Lessons ultimately teach children that their bodies are their own, they have the power to say “no” to anything that makes them uncomfortable, and that no one should ever ask a child to keep an unsafe secret.

Here are some of the topics students will learn about through cartoon videos, fun activities, and visual posters:

  • Safety awareness
  • Developing self-esteem
  • Body boundaries
  • Cyber safety
  • Safe vs. unsafe secrets and safe vs. unsafe touches
  • Accessing help

Caption: one of my favorite activities for younger kids is our Trusted Triangle worksheet

Safer, Smarter Teens

For those who work in a middle or high school setting, our Safer, Smarter Teens program focuses on empowering teens to use their voices to speak up for themselves and others, while learning how to deal with everything from peer pressure and dating violence to power dynamics and communication strategies. I share my personal story about the abuse I endured for six years at the hands of a trusted caretaker, and how I overcame my feelings of shame and fear to get help and begin healing.

Students in grades 6-8 follow our Personal Power curriculum sequence, including lessons on:

  • How to recognize danger
  • Grooming tactics and setting boundaries
  • Reducing risk online and in daily life
  • How to A.C.T. – abuse, disclosure and getting help
  • Peer pressure

Meanwhile, high school students learn to Be the Change in their communities, ultimately teaching teenagers what to do in an unsafe situation, who to turn to for help and how to help a friend in need. Some topics of focus include:

  • Dating violence
  • How to help a friend in need
  • Balance of power
  • Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships
  • Communication styles

Caption: Students can put our “Think, Feel, Act” lesson into practice with this worksheet

What’s Included

Each curriculum set contains five to eight 30-minute lessons aligned with education standards for easy integration into the classroom.

The kit includes a teacher’s guide and parent letters in English, Spanish and Creole, poster and stickers, videos, homework sheets, activities and more (20 copies of each for grades 3 and below, and 24 copies for grades 4 and above). Our lessons even tie in a few science, math and social studies topics!

Caption: Our 12 different curriculums are packaged into kits containing everything you need to teach these lessons

Why Safer, Smarter Schools?

My abuse began when I was 11 and lasted until I was 16. While we may not have been able to prevent this first violation, I know that if I had something like the Safer, Smarter Schools curriculum, I would have been able to find my voice and speak up much, much sooner.

I want every child to know that they have the right to feel safe and secure, and if someone ever makes them feel confused, scared or not quite right, it is okay to tell.

Our program is regarded as one of the highest quality in the nation and is currently being used in more than 65,000 classrooms in Florida and beyond. Most importantly, since implementation, effectiveness testing shows a 77 percent learning gain in children’s knowledge of personal safety information after completing the program.

Learn More

The Safer, Smarter Schools curriculum is free for all Florida public schools, thanks to funding from the state legislature. The curriculum is also available to purchase for $300 per grade level at www.shop.laurenskids.org.

You can view the scope and sequence of each grade level here.

To learn more, visit www.safersmarterschools.org or www.laurenskids.org.  

Senator Lauren Book, M.S. Ed, is an internationally respected and renowned child advocate, former classroom teacher and best-selling author. She represents the Broward County-based District 32 in the Florida Senate, and serves as the Democratic Leader Pro Tempore. Book is also one of 42 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse living in the U.S. today, and founded Lauren’s Kids, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation, in 2007.

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