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D'Andrea, Michael; Daniels, Judy – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1992
Describes how school counselors may support children whose parents go to war. Notes that interventions have applications for other traumatic childhood situations. Discusses usefulness of theoretical and investigative findings in areas of personal loss and human development in terms of practical applicability for counseling practice among…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Children, Counseling Techniques, Crisis Intervention
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Stein, Teri Sweet – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1991
Details five career guidance activities designed to capture the interest of elementary school children. Attempts to make Holland's six personality types and occupational groups interesting and fun for children. Offers stimulus statements and questions for productive group discussion and interaction. Describes use of family members in homework…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Counseling Techniques, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Whiteside, Richard G. – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1993
Notes that how school counselor presents concept of family therapy to parents often determines whether or not family will accept referral. Presents three general approaches to refer to family therapy, suggesting that which approach is used should be geared to family needs and dynamics. Discusses referral with maximum cooperation, referral with…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Elementary Education, Family Counseling, Referral
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Coppock, Martha W. – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1993
Contends that students who have been referred by teachers for behavioral problems, lack of social skills, or poor academic performance should be interviewed by school counselors and invited to join new group being formed to develop and practice friendship skills. Discusses how to organize such a group, and presents 15 group steps. (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Problems, Counselor Role, Elementary Education
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Parette, Howard P., Jr.; VanBievliet, Alan – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1991
Focuses on the provision of technology to children with disabilities and examines school-subsidized provision of assistive devices and related services. Reviews federal technology legislation and grants to states, school technology teams, role of the elementary school counselor, various ethical considerations, and selection of appropriate…
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Disabilities, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Wallinga, Charlotte; Reed, Marsha – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1990
Provides information to enable elementary school counselors to support students with hospitalized or chronically ill sibling. Discusses reactions of well siblings to hospitalization and illness. Presents practical suggestions for elementary school counselors as support agents. Asserts that, by encouraging development of effective coping…
Descriptors: Children, Chronic Illness, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role
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Herring, Roger – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1990
Examines suicide attempts and completions among middle school students to alert middle school counselors to the reality of child suicide. Discusses common symptomatic areas under the categories of drug abuse, social influences, acting out, pubescence, depression, and nuclear threat. Offers suggestions for the prevention of child suicide and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Counselor Role, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools
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Kottman, Terry – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1990
Asserts that children in junior high and middle school may be reluctant to participate in the process of counseling. Recommends that school counselors use therapeutic techniques that actively involve children and excite their imagination. Examines three such techniques that work with middle school students: game play, stories and metaphors, and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Counseling Techniques, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools
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St. Clar, Karen L. n – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1989
Examines the various domains of a comprehensive counseling program designed to approach student's problems by considering any or all of the domains that interrelate. Discusses the following multimodal counseling domains: behavior, affect, imagery, cognition and interpersonal relations. Provides examples of successful research studies. (BH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Counseling Techniques, Imagery, Interpersonal Relationship
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Peeks, Barbara – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1989
Describes transitions that farm families and students face and a strategy for school counselors when a student's problem is understood to be related to the family's transition as a result of the agriculture crisis. Summarizes transitions for adults and views students' school problems as behavioral metaphors for their parents' problems. (NB)
Descriptors: Family Problems, Intervention, Rural Economics, Rural Family
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Buck, Doris – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1991
Describes useful method for assessing child's perception of how well parental expectations are being met. Offers suggestions for processing the information from such an assessment with the child and the parents. Sees picture graph as promising way to help children discuss thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to perceptions of falling short of…
Descriptors: Ability, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Evaluation Methods
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Spruill, David A.; Poidevant, John M. – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1993
Discusses philosophy used to build student interest in various lesson topics taught to guidance groups. Presents three magic activities complete with lesson plans: How to Change Big Problems into Little Ones and How to Keep Little Problems from Getting Bigger; Teaching Friendship Skills and Becoming Aware of Your Feelings; and What Does Your…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Wilson, Jean; Blocher, Linda – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1990
Provides overview of the family environment of children of alcoholics and looks at problems of children of alcoholics, including school and behavior problems, emotional difficulties, and physical problems. Considers the role of the school counselor in helping children of alcoholics by assisting school personnel and implementing developmental…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcoholism, Children, Counselor Role
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O'Rourke, Kathy – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1990
Considers the usefulness of elementary school support groups for children of alcoholics. Discusses identification of young children of alcoholics and offers suggestions for establishing support groups. Examines techniques for exploring feelings, building self-esteem, developing coping skills, managing stress, rehearsing decision making, and…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role, Elementary Education
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Kahn, Beverly B.; Kahn, Wallace J. – Elementary School Guidance and Counseling, 1990
Describes writing process of student-authored books, I Am the Author Books (ITAB), designed to move children through therapeutic process by assigning them to be experts in their own problem areas. Describes process of creating ITAB by narrating actual book guided by one of the authors working with fourth grade girl whose preschool-age sibling had…
Descriptors: Children, Coping, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Role
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