ERIC Number: ED307524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Counseling Young Students at Risk: Resources for Elementary Guidance Counselors. First Edition.
Bleuer, Jeanne C., Ed.; Schreiber, Penny A., Ed.
This collection of papers addresses seven critical problem areas that can place today's young students at risk. "Children in Self-Care" (Merlyn Pitney) discusses the key problems of the rapidly increasing number of "latch key" students who must fend for themselves before and/or after school. "Stress Management for Children" (Kristine Kunkle) shows that stress is experienced not just by adults even though there has been little attention paid to its impact on children and their school work. The problems of the increasing numbers of children whose parents have divorced are discussed in "Children of Divorce" (Cindy Russell). "Children of Alcoholic Parents" (Joyce Jagucki) presents a clear case for greater teacher and counselor attention to the difficulties of children from alcoholic families. "Children Who Are Victims of Sexual Abuse" (Debra Duetemeyer) provides alarming statistics about the number of abused children and guidelines for professionals to observe in identifying and working with these children. "Children Coping with Death and Loss" (Kathleen Ray) describes how schools can respond to these children in their sorrow. Finally, numerous esteem-enhancing resources that can lead to long-term rewards in student adjustment and achievement are discussed in "Self-Esteem and Academics" (Lynn Burton). A bibliography is included with each article. (ABL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alcoholism, Counselor Role, Death, Divorce, Elementary Education, High Risk Students, Latchkey Children, School Counseling, School Counselors, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Stress Management
ERIC/CAPS, University of Michigan, School of Education, Room 2108, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ($14.95).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.
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