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Lieberman, Richard; Poland, Scott – Communique, 2017
Suicide is a leading, preventable cause of death in our nation for youth ages 10-24, and rates have increased slowly, but steadily since 2007. The rate of increase recorded between 2014 and 2015 for the youth 15-19 years old was the largest jump in the past decade (from 11.6 to 12.5 per 100,000) and the rate for youth 10-14 years old doubled…
Descriptors: Suicide, Prevention, Federal Legislation, School Policy
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Goodman-Scott, Emily; Betters-Bubon, Jennifer; Donohue, Peg – Professional School Counseling, 2015
School counselors are tasked with contributing to a safe and preventative school climate serving students' academic, career, and social/emotional needs through comprehensive school counseling program implementation. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) prioritizes a positive school climate, is widely implemented in the United…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Role, Behavior Modification
Holmes, Kelly; McLaughlin, Carly; Middleton, Amanda – Communique, 2015
The sheer amount of time that school psychologists spend conducting assessments, coupled with the shift in the field toward incorporating a socially just lens into practice, elicits the question: What constitutes socially just academic assessments, and what are the related best practices? Considering the complexities related to applying a social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Prevention
Vaillancourt, Kelly M.; Gibson, Nicole A. – Communique, 2014
Youth suicidal behavior is a significant public health problem, and schools can play an important role in youth suicide prevention. However, schools cannot do this alone; they need the student's family members and peers, and other professionals and community members, to do their part. School personnel, and particularly school-employed mental…
Descriptors: School Districts, Prevention, Suicide, At Risk Persons
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Kress, Victoria E.; Adamson, Nicole; DeMarco, Carrie; Paylo, Matthew J.; Zoldan, Chelsey A. – Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 2013
This article presents guided imagery as an intervention that can be used to address clients' nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors. Guided imagery is a behavioral therapy technique that involves the use of positive thoughts or images to regulate negative emotional experiences, and it can be used to prevent and manage impulses to self-injure.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Destructive Behavior, Imagery, Counselor Client Relationship
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McEachern, Adriana G.; McEachern-Ciattoni, Renee T.; Martin, Filomena – Journal of School Counseling, 2012
Sexting, the practice of sending sexually explicit messages or photographs of oneself or others on digital electronic devices, presents challenges for schools and professional school counselors. The implications of sexting for schools, school counselors, students, and parents are discussed. School counselor interventions, developing school…
Descriptors: Bullying, Internet, Counselor Role, School Counselors
Davies, Susan C. – Communique, 2011
A concussion is a serious injury--a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI)--that induces physiological disruption of brain function. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body. The sudden movement causes stretching and tearing of brain cells; cells become damaged and chemical changes occur within the brain. Concussions can lead…
Descriptors: Emotional Problems, School Psychologists, Learning Disabilities, Head Injuries
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Hasken, Julie; Kresl, Laura; Nydegger, Teresa; Temme, Megan – Journal of School Health, 2010
Background: Diabulimia, the omission or reduction of insulin use by persons with type 1 diabetes, is a harmful method of weight control. The purpose of this article is to present school health personnel with the information they may need to become more aware of the possibility of diabulimia in their students--especially females--with type 1…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Comprehensive School Health Education, Prevention, Health Personnel
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Reinke, Wendy M.; Herman, Keith C.; Stormont, Melissa; Brooks, Constance; Darney, Dana – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Empirically supported school-based programs have been shown to reduce the present and future risk for various emotional disturbances. Unfortunately, few of these programs have been successfully transported or maintained outside the context of controlled research studies. Central to attaining this goal is the pressing need to train the next…
Descriptors: Prevention, Emotional Disturbances, School Psychologists, School Psychology
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Sandoval, Jonathan; Scott, Amy Nicole; Padilla, Irene – Psychology in the Schools, 2009
Psychologists working in schools are often the first contacts for children experiencing a potentially traumatizing event or change in status. This article reviews basic concepts in crisis counseling and describes the components of psychological first aid. This form of counseling must be developmentally and culturally appropriate as well as…
Descriptors: First Aid, Crisis Intervention, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, School Psychologists
Mule, Christina; Lippus, Kathleen; Santora, Kimberly; Cicala, Gina; Smith, Bethany; Cataldo, Jessica; Li, Chieh – Communique, 2009
A commitment to social justice is integral to being an effective school psychologist. While social justice is a term that is not easily defined, professionals in school psychology have characterized it as the idea that all students are entitled to be treated with fairness and respect. Though individual conceptions of social justice may vary, a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Health Needs, Homeless People
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DePaul, Jillian; Walsh, Mary E.; Dam, Uma C. – Professional School Counseling, 2009
Issues of sexual orientation are relevant to multiple levels of the school community, including students, school professionals, and schools as institutions. School counselors, with their developmental training, systems perspective, and commitment to diversity, are uniquely positioned to be leaders in efforts not only to provide support for…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, School Counselors, Sexuality
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Van Velsor, Patricia – Professional School Counseling, 2009
School counselors promote student social and emotional learning (SEL), which is fundamental to a school's academic mission. However, while recognizing the importance of SEL, many school stakeholders view it as secondary and/or important for only some students. To ensure delivery of SEL to all students, school counselors must embrace a service…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, Student Development, Social Development
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Sikes, April; Cole, Rebekah F.; McBride, Rebecca; Fusco, Angela; Lauka, Justin – Journal of School Counseling, 2009
As individuals with multiple needs, substance abusing adolescents may seek the support and assistance of school counselors. The purpose of this article is to provide professional school counselors with information they can use to assist students with substance abuse issues. Specifically, this article examines (a) complexity of addressing substance…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Prevention, Adolescents, School Counselors
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Diamanduros, Terry; Downs, Elizabeth; Jenkins, Stephen J. – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
Many school-aged children have experienced the cruelty of bullying. The impact and effects of bullying have been described extensively in scholarly literature. Unfortunately, the impact of bullying has also made contemporary headlines with the recent rash of school shootings and other forms of school-based violence. The current body of students…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Psychologists, School Psychologists, Bullying
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