Mental Health/Trauma

Understanding Body Language SMART Board™ Teaching Package

These cards teach students with social impairments, particularly those with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or other special needs, about behaviors, staying safe, body language, and self-care. This package of two lessons uses the SMART Board™ to teach: How can I read someone’s facial expression? How can I tell if someone is flirting with me? How can I read someone’s body language? ...

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Special Needs Sequencing Cards Tool Box – Hard Copy

These cards teach students with social impairments about behaviors, staying safe, body language, and self-care. Contents Include: 16 laminated card sets with images focused on five educational themes: 1) Private and Public: This theme includes Private and Public laminated flashcards, as well as Appropriate Self Touch Sequencing Cards for Boys and Girls. 2) Boundaries & Safety: This theme includes Friendly versus ...

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Special Needs Sequencing Cards Tool Box – Digital Copy

These cards teach students with social impairments about behaviors, staying safe, body language, and self-care. Contents Include: 16 card sets with images focused on five educational themes: 1) Private and Public: This theme includes Private and Public flashcards, as well as Appropriate Self Touch Sequencing Cards for Boys and Girls. 2) Boundaries & Safety: This theme includes Friendly versus Friend Cards, ...

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Sexual Decisions SMART Board™ Teaching Package

These cards teach students with social impairments, particularly those with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or other special needs, about behaviors, staying safe, body language, and self-care. This package of four lessons uses the SMART Board™ to teach: How do I ask for consent? Can I revoke consent once I’ve already given it? How do I put on a condom? How can ...

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Self Touch SMART Board™ Teaching Package

These cards teach students with social impairments, particularly those with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or other special needs, about behaviors, staying safe, body language, and self-care. This package of three lessons uses the SMART Board™ to teach: How can I safely masturbate? Where should I masturbate? How can I be sanitary while masturbating? What is appropriate self touch? What are the ...

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Hygiene and Bathroom Etiquette SMART Board™ Teaching Package

This package of four lessons uses SMART Board™ to teach students with social impairments, particularly those with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or other special needs, about behaviors, staying safe, body language, and self-care. Topics include: How can I keep my body clean? How can I stay healthy and well-rested? How should I behave in the bathroom? What happens if my stall ...

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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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