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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Be Internet Awesome by Google

To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Tween Cyberbullying in the United States

 Tween Cyberbullying

We have been exploring how young people use and misuse technology, with a primary focus on cyberbullying, for nearly two decades. In that time, though, we have almost exclusively studied middle and high school students (12- to 17-year-olds) and their caregivers. Earlier this year we were approached by the Cartoon Network with questions about tween experiences with cyberbullying. We knew we didn’t have any data on tween cyberbullying, and a quick search didn’t turn up any other research on this particular population. So, with support from the AT&T Foundation, we partnered with Cartoon Network to fill this important gap in knowledge. In June and July of this year we surveyed a nationally-representative sample of 1,034 tweens (9-12-year-olds) to find out more about their experiences with cyberbullying. Below is a brief overview of some of the key findings.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

New! Solution-Focused School Counseling: The Missing Manual


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What would a more comprehensive, practical, and customized solution-focused brief counseling (SFBC) book look like for school counselors if it were available today? Solution-Focused School Counseling: The Missing Manual is what I pictured when I imagined the answer to that hypothetical question.

Although helpful to other professionals such as social workers, school psychologists, clinical mental health counselors, and couples counselors, this book was written just for you, the school counselor.

After reading Solution-Focused School Counseling: The Missing Manual, you will have a clearer understanding of the ins and outs of the SFBC approach. You’ll be better able to picture how the model works across different parts of your job, with all kids, and among various issues. You will also be better equipped to navigate the common sticking points that some counselors experience.

First, you will learn about the principles, guidelines, and techniques of solution-focused brief counseling. Then, you will discover practical ways you can use the SFBC model in different areas such as:

  • Advising & Career Counseling
  • Classroom Lessons
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Individual Counseling
  • Leadership
  • Parent Conferences
  • Peer Helping
  • Play Counseling
  • Program Development
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Supervision
  • Teacher Consultation and Support

You’ll also learn how to collect solution-focused data, adapt teaching activities for the classroom, and integrate SFBC with other approaches such as rational-emotive behavior therapy, reality therapy, and behavior modification. The Missing Manual also includes several authentic transcripts that demonstrate the methods in different situations. From understanding solution-focused brief counseling to applying it throughout your program, this book gives you detailed information to get yourself to the next level.

Both in-service practitioners and pre-service graduate students will find Solution-Focused School Counseling: The Missing Manual an excellent resource for becoming a solution-focused school counselor.

Russell A. Sabella, Ph.D. 

Visit the website to view the Table of Contents and to purchase your copy today!


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