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Counselling Resources

Resources for counsellors and teachers about psychology, mental health issues, and violence

Books from Your ATA Library

Children and Teenagers Who Set Fires

This book helps adults to understand firesetting behaviour in children and teens and provides strategies to work with them to address the behaviour. Drawing upon the latest juvenile firesetting research and utilising child development theory to underpin its safety messages, the book explores why young people might set fires in the first place and contextualises firesetting in terms of communication and gaining the attention of carers and other adults.

Reclaiming Our Students

Children are more anxious, aggressive, and shut down than ever. Faced with this epidemic of emotional health crises and behavioural problems, teachers are asking themselves what went wrong. Hannah Beach and Tamara Neufeld Strijack provide a thoughtful guide to restoring the student-teacher relationship and creating the conditions for change.

2, 4, 6, 8 This Is How We Regulate

Boost the power of mindfulness by making it fun and entertaining for kids! Learning verbal mindfulness strategies can be difficult for children and adolescents, let alone when kids have autism, anxiety, ADHD or other emotional regulation issues. That's why Tracy Turner-Bumberry has created 75 simple, playful and on-point interventions that combines mindfulness, expressive arts and play to help kids achieve greater self-regulation, focus more and stress less.

Fulfilling the Promise

Savitz-Romer offers a strategic approach to school counseling that enables educational leaders to draw on existing staff to create supportive contexts and programs for students. In this model of the "academic home," counselors serve as the first point of contact for student support, connecting and coordinating services much like primary care physicians coordinate patient care in medical settings. They serve as the hub of a network of supports to prevent students from falling between the cracks.

50+ Tech Tools for School Counselors

This book provides insightful descriptions of tools that can be used to not only enrich intervention and instruction but also guide decision making, streamline work, enhance communication, and promote happier students.

Listening to the Beat of Our Drum: Stories of Indigenous Parenting in Contemporary Society

A collection of stories, inspired by a wealth of experiences across space and time from a kokum, an auntie, two-spirit parents, a Metis mother, a Tlinglit/Anishnabe Metis mother and an allied feminist mother.

Hatching Tier 2 and 3 Interventions in Your Elementary School Counseling Program

For many students, elementary school is a time of tough transitions. When a student struggles in class, has difficulty making friends, experiences a life-changing event or crisis, or faces other challenges, your support is essential. Finding the right intervention for each identified student can be the key to that child's future success. When you provide targeted, data-driven interventions for students in need, you make that possible for them, and improve school life for their classmates and teachers as well.

Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents

The authors provide a powerful guide to help teachers master the essential competencies needed to successfully share mindfulness practices with teens and adolescents. Incorporating anecdotes from actual teaching, they blend the latest scientific research with innovative, original techniques for making the practices accessible and interesting to this age group. This text is an indispensable handbook for mindfulness instruction in its own right, and a robust companion volume for teachers using The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents.

Essentials of Trauma-Informed Assessment and Intervention in School and Community Settings

Understanding how chronic stress affects child development with step-by-step guidelines for conducting trauma-informed assessments and interventions Children exposed to early negative and adverse experiences may not think, feel, process emotions, behave, respond to, or relate to others the same way that typically developing children do. This volume provides an overview of the deleterious effects of adverse childhood experiences on children's functioning, adjustment, cognitive, social-emotional, behavioral, academic, and neuropsychological outcomes.

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