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Kurt, Layla J. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
Transgender students are a marginalized group of students who are calling for recognition and acceptance of their identities. Although Title IX assures students of freedom from discrimination based on sexual identity, many schools are struggling with policies that adequately provide these protections. Based on a previous qualitative study…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Minority Groups, Qualitative Research, School Counselors
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Quigney, Theresa A. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
The transition to life after high school for students with disabilities and the vital role that school counselors have in assisting the students and their families to achieve success are discussed. As there may be unique requirements for these students in making this transition, it is important that school counselors are acquainted with particular…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Counselors, Counselor Role, Goal Orientation
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Even, Trigg A.; Quast, Heather L. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
While differences of opinion exist on whether mental health services fall within the scope of public education, schools may represent the best opportunity to provide young people with necessary access to mental health care. Professional school counselors are uniquely qualified by training and experience to address the mental health and social…
Descriptors: Mental Health, School Health Services, School Counseling, Academic Achievement
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Hannon, Michael D.; Johnson, Kaprea F.; Christian, Nicole A.; Hannon, LaChan V. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
Perspectives from five Black and Latino fathers of students with autism are shared from this qualitative pilot study. The fathers were asked to describe the most helpful forms of support from school counselors. One-time, semi-structured interviews were conducted and interpreted with the thematic analysis method. Results suggest support from other…
Descriptors: Fathers, Autism, African Americans, Hispanic Americans
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Abreu, Roberto L.; McEachern, Adriana G.; Kenny, Maureen C. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
Although schools are thought to be safe environments for all students, sexual minority and gender expansive (i.e., LGBTQ) students often feel unsafe and unwelcome as a result of misconceptions about their identity. This paper explores eight commonly held myths and misconceptions about LGBTQ youth. The role of professional school counselors (PSCs)…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Educational Environment
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Midgett, Aida; Doumas, Diana; Trull, Rhiannon; Johnston, April D. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
A randomized controlled study evaluated a brief, bystander bullying intervention for junior high school students. Students in both groups reported an increase in knowledge and confidence to act as defenders and to utilize strategies to intervene on behalf of victims of bullying. Findings suggest possible carry-over effects from the intervention…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Bullying, Junior High School Students, Knowledge Level
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Kolbert, Jered B.; Happe, Brittany L.; Hyatt-Burkhart, Debra; Crothers, Laura M.; Capuzzi, Marissa – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
Motivational interviewing (Miller & Rollnick, 2012) and the transtheoretical model of change (Prochaska, Norcross, & DiClimente, 2007) offer potential considerable benefits to professional school counselors' efforts to promote academic development. We describe how these models can be used by professional school counselors in the provision…
Descriptors: Motivation Techniques, Interviews, Models, School Counseling
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Gallo, Laura L. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for adolescents and has become a public health concern in the United States. In addition, certain groups of students are more at risk for suicide than others. School counselors have an ethical obligation to protect their students and are in an ideal position to educate students and staff about the risks…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Suicide, Adolescents, At Risk Students
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Brown, Timothy; Armstrong, Stephen A.; Bore, Samuel; Simpson, Chris – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
School counselors frequently face ethical dilemmas. These dilemmas often involve relationships with principals, parents, and other stakeholders. School counselors may confront complex ethical issues involving confidentiality, student safety, parental rights,and social media. The American School Counselor Association recommends following an ethical…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Ethics, Decision Making
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Behun, Richard Joseph; Cerrito, Julie A.; Delmonico, David L.; Campenni, Estelle – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
Professional school counselors (PSCs; N = 486) rated their level of perceived preparedness acquired in their school counselor preparation program with respect to knowledge, skills, and self-awareness of five human sexuality domains (behavior, health, morality, identity, violence) across grade level (elementary vs. secondary) and three human…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Training, Knowledge Level
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Cleveland, Richard E.; Hartline, Julie – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
This article describes initial efforts to pilot an evaluation instrument for school counselors. The pilot was a collaboration led by the state's school counselor association involving a state department of education (DOE), local school districts, and university faculty members. The article begins with a brief overview of historical and contextual…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Evaluation, Pilot Projects
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Aulthouse, Michelle; Kolbert, Jered B.; Bundick, Matthew J.; Crothers, Laura M. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
The article details how school counselors can use principles of positive psychology to promote students' career development by facilitating students' pursuit of purpose and meaning. Specifically, the publication identifies how school counselors can actively employ with their students five constructs of positive psychology--namely strengths,…
Descriptors: Psychology, Career Development, School Counselors, Counseling Techniques
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Parker, Maggie M.; Ray, Dee C. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
This article focuses on determining the school counseling activities perceived as important by a sample of Latino high school students. The researchers explored student perceptions through the administration of a survey instrument created for this project to better understand Latino students' perceptions and satisfaction with school counselor…
Descriptors: School Counseling, Hispanic American Students, Student Needs, High School Students
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Nelson, Mark D.; Tarabochia, Dawn S. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
A psychoeducational unit on stress is provided for school counselors or other educators working with secondary school-aged students. The unit can be utilized as part of a guidance curriculum. An overview of stress response during adolescent development is provided. A brief historical and contextual description of guidance curriculum and its role…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Stress Variables, Psychoeducational Methods, School Counselors
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Johnson, Glenda S. – Journal of School Counseling, 2017
Children living in poverty face challenges progressing through the educational system prepared adequately for college and/or career (ACT, 2015; Newell, 2013). With momentum gained through national movements, such as the First Lady Michele Obama's 2014 Reach Higher initiative, and state initiatives on college and career readiness, a call has been…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Poverty, School Counseling, College Readiness
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