School Counselors, looking for a way to connect with your students? Heard about Mrs. Joyce?
Mrs. Joyce Gives the Best High-Fives: Introducing the
School Counselor is a picture book written by a school
counselor for school counselors. Building relationships is one of the primary jobs of a school counselor. Whether it's giving a high-five, a thumbs-up, a fist bump, a handshake or a hug finding a way to connect with students is vital. Mrs. Joyce Gives the Best High-Fives is a fun-loving story that explains the important role of the school counselor. Mrs. Joyce is available from Amazon and the National Center for Youth Issues (NCYI) catalog.
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Red Ribbon Week (October 23-31, 2018) (free activity sheets)
Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. Counseling with HEART offers picture books and an activity planning guide available to assist educators with up-to-date information and practical, engaging ideas to guarantee an informative, fun-loving celebration.
Therapeutic Activity Books (free digital downloads)
Helping Kids Heal is a series of activity books written with healing in mind. Each book addresses real world problems children face on a daily basis. Through therapeutic art and writing exercises, kids can express their feelings and learn how to deal with those feelings in appropriate ways. Designed for children aged 6-12, these activity books are meant to be used as a counseling tool to foster a positive self-image and healthy coping strategies and to provide parents, educators, and counselors with tools to assist children as they process and work through some of today’s toughest issues.
Bibliotherapy (free activity sheets)
Bibliotherapy utilizes picture books to help children deal with a wide range of problem behaviors that are bound to come up from time to time. Thrоugh рісturе bооkѕ сhіldrеn аrе аblе to rеlаtе to thе сhаrасtеrs, vаlіdаtе thеіr own fееlіngѕ, аnd rеаlіzе that оthеr сhіldrеn hаvе ѕіmіlаr рrоblеmѕ. Thіѕ рrосеѕѕ еmроwеrѕ children to tаkе responsibility fоr thеіr fееlіngѕ аnd dеvеlор necessary ѕосіаl ѕkіllѕ. The insights discovered through bibliotherapy can help both parents and school personnel work together in creating a wave of positive momentum in children’s lives that will help them be as successful as they can be.
Professional Resources (digital downloads at TpT)