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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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Lovelace, Matthew D.; Reschly, Amy L.; Appleton, James J. – Professional School Counseling, 2018
Early warning systems use school record data--such as attendance rate, behavior records, and course performance--to identify students at risk of dropping out. These are useful predictors of graduation-related outcomes, in large part because they indicate a student's level of engagement with school. However, these data do not indicate how invested…
Descriptors: Prediction, Dropouts, Learner Engagement, High School Students
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Bardhoshi, Gerta; Duncan, Kelly; Erford, Bradley T. – Professional School Counseling, 2018
This preliminary research examined the effectiveness of a classroom counseling intervention on student self-efficacy development. Five first-grade classrooms in a rural school with high rates of economic disparity were randomly assigned to either a set of 12 specialized lessons emphasizing self-efficacy or lessons from the existing core…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Intervention, Counseling Techniques, Self Efficacy
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Kamrath, Barry; Brooker, Teresa – Professional School Counseling, 2018
School counselors are often called upon to develop and implement academic interventions. In this case study of one urban elementary school, a school counselor conducted a small group academic advisement intervention. The results suggest that integrating the activities into the elementary school counseling program can be an effective Response to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Urban Schools, Elementary School Students
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Watson, Joshua C. – Professional School Counseling, 2018
With data collected from 254 middle grade (5-8) students enrolled in a rural, southern school district, this study sought to determine the influence of self-esteem, mattering, and school connectedness on students' overall wellness. Using a two-step hierarchical multiple regression analysis, the author found that school connectedness significantly…
Descriptors: Correlation, Student School Relationship, Multiple Regression Analysis, Self Esteem
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Havlik, Stacey A.; Rowley, Patrick; Puckett, Jessica; Wilson, George; Neasen, Erin – Professional School Counseling, 2018
This qualitative study explored the experiences of 23 school counselors in addressing the needs of students experiencing homelessness. Phenomenological analysis revealed two overarching themes: (a) school counselors as the first line of support and (b) the desire to help while feeling helpless. Findings suggest that participants feel underprepared…
Descriptors: Homeless People, School Counselors, Student Needs, Qualitative Research
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Stargell, Nicole A.; Zoldan, Chelsey A.; Kress, Victoria E.; Walker-Andrews, Laura M.; Whisenhunt, Julia L. – Professional School Counseling, 2018
Schools have a demonstrated need for student non-suicidal self-injury protocols and school counselors play an important role in the development and implementation of such procedures. This article presents an overview of school counselor considerations related to developing and implementing a self-injury protocol. It provides an example of a…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Self Destructive Behavior, Counseling Techniques, Safety
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Hayden, Laura; Silva, Meghan Ray; Gould, Kaitlin – Professional School Counseling, 2018
This study reveals school counselors' perspectives on using physical activity and a consultative process with coaches to provide school-based support for youth. Emerging from this exploration are ways that school-based physical activity might be used to help students develop life skills and to remove barriers to systemic integration of…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Physical Activities, Counseling Techniques, Coaching (Performance)
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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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Branco, Susan F.; Brott, Pamelia E. – Professional School Counseling, 2018
Findings from this phenomenological study of 11 school counselors' perceptions of and work with students adopted transracially (SATr) were amplified through eight themes reflecting their shared storyline as a "continuum of comfort and confidence." These school counselors relied on their understanding of human development, using…
Descriptors: Adoption, Counselor Attitudes, Racial Differences, School Counselors
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Goodman-Scott, Emily; Grothaus, Tim – Professional School Counseling, 2018
Researchers conducted a qualitative, phenomenological investigation of the lived experiences of a sample of 10 school counselors in current or recent RAMP (Recognized ASCA [American School Counselor Association] Model Program) schools that also implemented positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) with high fidelity. Researchers found…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, Models, Advocacy
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Goodman-Scott, Emily; Grothaus, Tim – Professional School Counseling, 2018
Scholars have explored the impact of comprehensive school counseling programs on student outcomes, including those programs that garnered the RAMP (Recognized ASCA [American School Counselor Association] Model Program) designation. A surfeit of empirical examinations of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) outcomes also are…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, School Counselors, Fidelity, School Culture
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Brown, Carleton H.; Oliv├írez, Artura, Jr.; DeKruyf, Loraine – Professional School Counseling, 2018
Supervision is a critical element in the professional identity development of school counselors; however, available school counseling-specific supervision training is lacking. The authors describe a 4-hour supervision workshop based on the School Counselor Supervision Model (SCSM; Luke & Bernard, 2006) attended by 31 school counselors from…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Supervision, Professional Identity, School Districts
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Bell, Lauren E.; Van Velsor, Patricia – Professional School Counseling, 2018
Gentrification occurs when the prevailing demographic and economic environment of an urban neighborhood changes in ways related to social class and physical renewal. Gentrification effects are both positive and negative; however, low-income residents may be disproportionately negatively affected. As neighborhoods transform, schools also change.…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Neighborhoods, School Counselors, School Counseling
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Duslak, Mark; Geier, Brett – Professional School Counseling, 2017
This study examined the effects of meeting frequency, structured meeting times, annual agreements, and demographic variables on school counselor perceptions of their relationship with their building principal. Results of a regression analysis indicated that meeting frequency accounted for 26.7% of the variance in school counselor-reported…
Descriptors: Principals, School Counselors, Meetings, Interprofessional Relationship
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