This user-friendly resource provides educators and mental health professionals with a unique approach for teaching anger management to middle and high school students. It can be used with an entire class or in small group settings. Transforming Anger to Personal Power is not about adults trying to fix youth, telling them how to live, or showing them that adults know better. The goal of this program is to help students realize that they have the power to take control of their lives and emotions and choose healthy responses to anger. Through engaging lessons, students learn to use empowering language, to take responsibility for their behaviour, and to understand the social, cultural, and personal influences that shape their thinking. Appendixes include a reproducible pre/post-test and sample charts illustrating important points in the lessons. The program draws from several bodies of knowledge including cognitive intervention techniques, Eastern philosophy, brain research theories, and educational psychology.
Susan Gingras Fitzell, M.Ed., has over two decades of experience meeting the needs of youth with special needs and those who are coping with behavioural and anger management issues and bullying. She is the author of a number of books that focus on building caring, inclusive school communities and helping students and teachers succeed in the inclusive classroom. A dynamic, nationally recognized presenter and educational consultant, Susan provides practical strategies to increase the achievement of all students in all classrooms.
Writing a journal is not just about keeping a record of daily events - journal writing provides a unique therapeutic opportunity for facilitating healing and growth. This book guides the reader through developing journal writing to use as a therapeutic tool. Keeping a journal can help the writer to develop a better understanding of themselves, their relationships and the world around them, as well as improve skills of problem-solving, decision-making and planning. As such, journal writing can be a powerful complement to verbal therapy, offering an effective and affordable way... More info
This concise book shows a family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book which promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments. Joy Rees' innovative model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards to reinforce the child's sense of security within adoption, fostering, kinship care and special guardianship. Through words, pictures, photographs, certificates and other 'little treasures', a Life Story Book provides a detailed account of the child's early history and a chronology of their life. Fully updated, this clear and concise book shows a unique family-friendly way to... More info
A Counselor’s Introduction to Neuroscience is a guidebook to neurobiology that is customized for counselors’ unique goals and requirements. Drawing on years of experience, not only in the lab, but in the counselor’s chair, the authors unravel the complexities of neuroscience and present an easily understood volume that is an essential companion for any counselor who wishes to expand his or her understanding of the human brain, how it works, and how it creates our identities. *Contents:* Preface Acknowledgements About the Authors List of Contributors Guide to Neurocounseling Language.... More info