ERIC Number: ED419194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Helping in the Hallways: Advanced Strategies for Enhancing School Relationships. Practical Skills for Counselors.
Hazler, Richard J.
Hallways, playgrounds, and hangouts hold a wealth of joys and risks that cannot be naturally separated. They are not places to go without some idea of what an individual is getting into, the impact it can have, and how to act once there. To help school counselors navigate these areas, the counselor's role outside the walls of the counseling office are explored. Chapter 1 identifies the problems and success stories associated with schools and our society that play themselves out in the hallways. Chapter 2 maps a path through the difficulties, advantages, and consequences of hallway involvement and suggests that attending to key issues will keep counselors prepared for productive hallway helping. The steps to turn that preparation into effective interventions are identified in chapter 3. The final two chapters emphasize the characteristics of specific groups and the techniques that work best with each one within the hallway-helping model. Chapter 4 discusses students who are the eventual focus of counselors' efforts. Essential factors that motivate adults when they come in contact with the school and specific strategies for working with them to produce a better learning climate for everyone are discussed in chapter 5. Contains 11 references. (MKA)
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Intervention, Motivation, Relationship, School Counselors, Student School Relationship, Students, Success
Corwin Press, Inc., A Sage Publications Co., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (cloth: ISBN-0-8039-6599-0; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6600-8).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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