Mental Health/Trauma

Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences

Use trauma-informed strategies to give students the skills and support they need to succeed in school and life. Nearly half of all children have been exposed to at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE), such as poverty, divorce, neglect, homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence, or parent incarceration. These students often enter school with behaviors that don’t blend well with the ...

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Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools

In the U.S., at least one in four youth experiences trauma severe enough to negatively affect their school success. You can give hope and help to these students with this reader-friendly how-to guide — your springboard for building responsive, trauma-sensitive pre-K–12 schools. Drawing on her extensive experience as a school counselor, trainer, and mother, trauma expert Jen Alexander delivers a ...

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Tackling the Tough Stuff: A Home Visitor’s Guide to Supporting Families at Risk

Home visits with at-risk families present unique, complex challenges that professionals must be ready to address with skill and sensitivity. The problem-solving framework in this practical guide will help home visitors manage even the most difficult on-the-job challenges—and support and empower vulnerable families of children birth to 3. The authors’ PAUSE framework (Perceive, Ask, Understand, Strategize, and Evaluate) walks home ...

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The Grieving Student: A Teacher’s Guide

Death and grief will affect the lives of almost all children at some point, often leading to struggles with academic performance, social relationships, and behavior. Teachers can be a critical lifeline for a grieving child—and now they have a practical guidebook to help them provide sensitive support to students of all ages. Author David Schonfeld is the national go-to expert ...

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Supporting Students with Emotional and Behavioral Problems: Prevention & Intervention Strategies

Severe social, emotional, and behavioral challenges can be major obstacles to your students’ academic success. Break down those barriers with the research-based interventions in this book, your guide to addressing serious problem behaviors in K-12 classrooms. Aligned with recommended practices for schoolwide positive behavior supports (SWPBS), this book presents a highly effective tiered approach that helps you develop school- and ...

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Play-Based Interventions for Childhood Anxieties, Fears, and Phobias

Illustrating the power of play for helping children overcome a wide variety of worries, fears, and phobias, this book provides a toolkit of play therapy approaches and techniques. Coverage encompasses everyday fears and worries in 3- to 12-year-olds as well as anxiety disorders and posttraumatic problems. Leading practitioners describe their approaches step by step and share vivid illustrative case material. ...

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What School Counselors Need to Know About Special Education

School counselors, along with principals, are throughout the United States the individuals primarily responsible for ensuring that students who require classroom accommodations under a Section 504 Plan are appropriately serviced. Counselors also sit on multidisciplinary team meetings, crisis intervention teams, and IEP teams – and are essential to the development of schoolwide positive behavior support programs. However, many school counselors ...

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Recognize, Respond, Report: Preventing and Addressing Bullying of Students with Special Needs

Bullying in schools is a national problem that affects a high percentage of students with disabilities. This ready-to-use guidebook gives K–12 educators, administrators, and school counselors the research-based interventions they need to stop bullying in its tracks—and prevent it before it starts. Recognize, Respond, Report presents the core components of preventing and addressing bullying and disability-based harassment at the district ...

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Webinar: Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues: What We Need to Know

This webinar will highlight the important topics discussed in the book Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood. You will learn the best practices for recognition of mental health issues in children, sources of challenging behaviors, and promoting social emotional health and appropriate behaviors in children. After this webinar, you will be able to: Identify the major causes ...

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Early Childhood Behavior Set

Includes Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood and CEC’s Division for Early Childhood’s Young Exceptional Children Monograph #15, Addressing Challenging Behaviors.  Buy together and save 15% off the list price!

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Cooling Down Your Classroom: Using Yoga, Relaxation and Breathing Strategies to Help Students Learn to Keep Their Cool

Cooling Down Your Classroom offers over 190 pages of yoga-centered wellness designed for teachers interested in cultivating a relaxed classroom environment. Strategies teach students skills that help them recognize and mindfully address their internal and external stressors, thus encouraging higher productivity and focused classroom behavior. By Carla Tantillo. 2012. 194 pages. ISBN 978-0-692-00175-2. #S6211.

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Resources for School Counselors

The American School Counselor Association says that school counselors “help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development, ensuring today’s students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow.” They sit on IEP teams, intervention and assessment teams, and provide schoolwide instruction and support. The Resources for School Counselors set supports this essential work. In addition ...

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Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood

A CEC-Routledge co-publication, Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood focuses on research-based strategies to address challenging behaviors of children during early childhood and elementary school years. Utilizing research from the fields of neuroscience, child development, child psychiatry, counselling and applied behavior analysis, the author suggests simple strategies for teachers to manage behaviors and promote mental health ...

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The Teacher’s Guide to Student Mental Health

By understanding child and adolescent mental health issues, general and special education teachers gain additional tools to provide the most successful educational environment for their students. But where can a teacher turn to get reliable information on what they need to know? In The Teacher’s Guide to Student Mental Health, William Dikel, MD, a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who ...

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Webinar: Bullying and Suicide: Preventative Measures for Schools

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) Youth suicide is the third leading cause of death for children. Because being bullied is connected to self-harming behavior in children, schools are a logical place to intervene to reduce youth suicide. Yet although every state has passed legislation requiring bullying prevention in schools, only a few states mandate ...

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