School counseling has many challenges…
But it is also has incredible rewards as we see students flourish!
Here are some resources to help you along the way.
Crisis Management Institute provides tools to help navigate the current crisis or make solid plans for the next one.
Our 40+ years addressing school crisis response, trauma intervention, and violence prevention has taught us what youth, parents, and their communities need in order to lower anxieties and build resilience.
The Ripple-Out Effect
To help you cast a wide net, we’ve included resources for parents and administrators.
Take a look at our SEL program and give your teachers six weeks’ worth of prompts for free.
And a program just for you!
Also, look at the free staff prompts listed for Administrators. You can use them in department or grade-level meetings and they’re free!
This free site helps parents learn how to have conversations with their children about trauma-related issues. Includes strategies, conversation starters and activities.
All we learn about helping students and staff grieve is helpful for our personal lives as well, because grief is part of life.
These resources will help you gain an understanding of grief. Supporting the grief process takes advantage of
the “teachable moments” that such times provide, improving student attitude and school climate.
Flight Team Facilitator Training
This training invites experienced Flight Team members (school crisis responders) to become CMI Certified Facilitators.
All Staff Preparedness
This updated series includes 25 five-minute videos on topics most critical for responding to the most common kinds of crises schools face.
Social Emotional Learning
According to Casel, social emotional learning not only increases academic performance, it enhances classroom behavior, teaches students to manage stress and depression, and lowers anxiety. The average return on investment is 11:1. Plus, it is proven to improve life outcomes.
Based entirely on new research about the brain and the efficacy of both restorative practices and trauma-informed methodology in education, 5 Radical Minutes connects each student with every peer in the classroom in a compassionate, mindful, and meaningful way.
Free Staff Engagement Prompts
Designed to increase quality engagement among your staff, 5 Radical Minutes for Staff activities can be used in your weekly staff and department-level meetings. In just these five minute activities during each meeting, staff members will discover things in common with one another while sharing insights about how the program is working for them.
Creating Rituals that Feed Your Soul
This activity accompanies the daily “Organizing Time to Bring More Joy” worksheet. Instead of listing the practical, necessary tasks for each day, you will explore various areas of life upon which to build soul-fueling rituals. You’ll have space to create a simple activity around the areas that are most important to you.
Organizing Time to Bring More Joy
While each day always requires flexibility, when you start the day with clear goals, the odds of getting your priorities completed is much higher. You can ensure you’re making time for self-care, taking enough breaks, optimizing your time, and getting the rest you need. Complete this simple worksheet and see how it can change your perspective.
Self Care: 25 Things I Love to Do
In this simple worksheet, you’re invited to list all the things you love to do and notice what’s changed in how frequently you pursue them. If you’re stopped doing some activities, explore why. This pause for reflection encourages you to shift some things in your life so you’re able to pursue what you love on a consistent basis. You may have to say “no” to something to make space, but self-care is vital if we are to care for others.
FREE FOR YOUR PARENTS!
Our Shared Journal
This printable journal is perfect for you and your child to work on together — no matter the age! Simply print on 8.5 x 11″ paper, fold the pages in half, and staple together. You’ll each answer the same prompt, your child’s response on the top and your response on the bottom. You’ll discover each other’s perspective and glean insight into how you support one another even better as you go.