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Gerler, Edwin R., Jr. – 1991
This digest discusses the ways in which counselors in middle schools can help youngsters face the challenges of early adolescence and prepare them for life in high school. It focuses on: (1) understanding one's self; (2) family relationships; (3) peer pressure and drug abuse; (4) stressful lives; (5) sexual maturation; (6) academics; and (7)…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Adolescents, Career Exploration, Counselor Role
O'Rourke, Kathleen, Ed. – 1990
This book of readings presents 33 articles that address topics of importance to counselors who serve middle school students. It was written for counselors already working in middle schools and for individuals who are preparing for careers as middle school counselors. The book will also benefit both elementary school counselors who help children…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Career Exploration
ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI. – 1990
This third chapter in "The Challenge of Counseling in Middle Schools" contains four articles on peer pressure and drug abuse in early adolescence. "Initiation of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the Midel School Years," by Robert Hubbard, Rebecca Brownlee, and Ron Anderson, presents a study designed to provide a prospective assessment of the nature and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Abuse, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools