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Wester, Kelly L.; Morris, Carrie Wachter; Williams, Breton – Professional School Counseling, 2018
Despite rising rates and prevalence of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and growing awareness in schools of NSSI social contagion, little discussion has taken place regarding ways to prevent and react to this prevalent issue occurring among youth in a school. The authors address how to prevent social contagion using a tiered response to intervention…
Descriptors: Self Destructive Behavior, Educational Environment, Prevention, Incidence
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Mumbauer, Janyna; Kelchner, Viki – Professional School Counseling, 2018
Considering that one in five children has or has had a mental disorder in a given year (National Institute of Mental Health, 2010), the demand for mental health services within the school setting is immense. Bibliotherapy can serve as a preventative and responsive treatment for increasing mental health literacy within the school setting. The…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Literacy, Bibliotherapy, Mental Disorders
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Stutey, Diane; Clemens, Elysia V. – Professional School Counseling, 2015
Sibling abuse is a serious phenomenon in our society that often goes unaddressed. Victims of sibling abuse experience psychological effects similar to those of child abuse (Caspi, 2012; Wiehe, 2002). The purpose of this article is to provide school counselors with a definition of sibling abuse and a five-step model to recognize and respond. A…
Descriptors: Sibling Relationship, Child Abuse, Victims, School Counselors
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McCormac, Mary E. – Professional School Counseling, 2015
Bullying continues to be a pervasive problem in schools and requires a schoolwide approach. This article describes the action research process used to examine the impact of a 4-year, K-5 school bullying prevention and intervention. The school counselors collaborated with students, staff, and parents to implement the program, and collected and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Students
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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
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Rowell, Lonnie; Hong, Eunsook – Professional School Counseling, 2013
Motivation is an important foundation of academic development in students. This article discusses academic motivation; its various component concepts in areas such as beliefs, goals, and values; and intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. It also presents major, widely studied theoretical perspectives of academic motivation and briefly illustrates…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Academic Achievement, Student Motivation
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Grothaus, Tim – Professional School Counseling, 2013
School counselors are in a prime position to collaborate with school and community stakeholders to both prevent and respond to the challenges experienced and exhibited by students with one or more disruptive behavior disorders (DBD). In this article, the DBDs discussed include conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, intermittent explosive…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Prevention, Cooperative Planning
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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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Gibbons, Melinda M.; Studer, Jeannine R. – Professional School Counseling, 2008
Suicide among school-aged youth is a growing concern, and school personnel have a legal obligation to provide suicide prevention programming to faculty and staff. School counselors have the skills to provide such training, as well as to inform staff and faculty of school policy and procedures for referring potentially suicidal students. A…
Descriptors: Prevention, Suicide, School Counselors, School Policy
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Brown, Sarah D.; Brack, Greg; Mullis, Frances Y. – Professional School Counseling, 2008
School counselors have a duty to formulate strategies that aid in the detection and prevention of child sexual abuse (American School Counselor Association, 2003). School counselors are charged with helping sexually abused children by recognizing sexual abuse indicators based on a child's symptomatology and/or behavior, and understanding how this…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, School Counselors, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Choate, Laura Hensley – Professional School Counseling, 2007
Because body image dissatisfaction is such a pervasive problem in adolescent girls, school counselors need to develop effective prevention programs in this area. In this article, a model to promote girls' body image resilience is presented. The model identifies five protective factors that contribute to girls' abilities to resist sociocultural…
Descriptors: Prevention, Females, School Counselors, Self Concept
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Bernes, Kerry B.; Bardick, Angela D. – Professional School Counseling, 2007
There have been numerous publications devoted to preventing violence and bullying in schools, resulting in school counselors being well equipped with school-wide violence prevention ideas and programs. Despite these violence prevention efforts, some students may pose a threat to others and thus may require a comprehensive assessment for violence…
Descriptors: Prevention, School Counselors, Bullying, Violence
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Amatea, Ellen S.; Smith-Adcock, Sondra; Villares, Elizabeth – Professional School Counseling, 2006
This article presents an overview of a research-informed family resilience framework, developed as a conceptual map to guide school counselors' preventive and interventive efforts with students and their families. Key processes that characterize children's and families' resilience are outlined along with recommendations for how school counselors…
Descriptors: Family (Sociological Unit), Personality Traits, Children, Learning
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Watkins, Katherine E.; Ellickson, Phyllis L.; Vaiana, Mary E.; Hiromoto, Scott – Professional School Counseling, 2006
School counselors need to have accurate and age-appropriate prevention education information in order to counsel teens on drug use. This article presents developmentally specific prevention materials for the most important emerging substances of abuse: Ecstasy, methamphetamine, cough and cold medication, prescription opiates and stimulants, and…
Descriptors: Prevention, School Counselors, Rape, Focus Groups
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