COVID-19 and The Journey Ahead

COVID-19 and The Journey Ahead

It is going to be a long slog for all of us; young and old, families and classrooms, groups of all sorts and each of us individually.  Anxiety often causes us to draw in, and with the contagion factors of  the pandemic, to self-isolate.  But there is a...

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Losing Robin Williams

As noted in our newsletter, this was written when it happened, but I didn't blog it at that time.  Now, though, the commentary on FaceBook continues and is turning dark.  We decided maybe it was still timely to offer something that could perhaps move us back...

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Reflections on September 11th

Reflections on September 11th

As we approach 9/11, I find myself a little listless and somewhat lonely. Until the towers fell, I experienced 9/11 just the way most people on the West Coast did - seeing the coverage, horrified to think of the trauma, stretching to wrap my mind around it - but all...

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Addressing the Swine Flu Threat

As we continue to deal with the unfolding of the swine flu threat, we need to keep in mind that the health departments in your area will have the information you need on dealing with the health matters, school closures, etc. For the first discussion guideline CMI...

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Reflections on the 07-08 School Year

The ASCA conference is nearly upon us, which means we've wrapped up another school year. I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year. This is a time when I can sit back to consider new trends and unusual phenomenon in the greater arena of school crisis. One way I...

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Care for the Caregiver

Many of you ask how I stay so very optimistic in the face of the kinds of circumstances that fill my work. And those of you who attended my keynote at the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association Conference or the conference for counselors in North Dakota all know -...

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