A collaborative blog written by school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers.

May 8, 2017

The Importance of Self-Care

Self Care for School Counselors

Do you practice regular self-care? Many counselors preach self-care to others but often fail to follow their own advice. According to the American Counseling Association, the term self-care refers to “the activities and practices that are engaged in on a regular basis to maintain and enhance a person’s health and well-being.” When counselors don’t practice […]

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Suicide Prevention Apps

Suicide Prevention

  (Disclaimer: Apps cannot replace professional help and support. If you are concerned someone is in danger, reach out for professional help immediately and notify the child’s parent or guardian.) We have the capability to connect to anyone in an instant yet many are feeling more alone and isolated than ever. Social media can have a […]

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April 3, 2017

5 Ways to Use Toilet Paper Tubes in School Counseling

school counseling crafts: Toilet Paper Tubes

  At Confident Counselors, we love using materials we have at school or home for school counseling crafts. We’ve used coffee filters and tissue boxes, and now we’ve found what to do with those empty toilet paper tubes. Writing a post on using toilet paper tubes for counseling activities required a great deal of self-restraint on my part. Do you know just […]

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5 Effective Ways to Support Families of Students with Autism

  Finding ways to more effectively support families of students with autism was one of the biggest sources of growth for me as a professional. I watched everyday as parents worked to access needed services, fought against limitations other people imposed on their children, and simply tried to be a good parent to their child. Over time, I found these five ways to be simple […]

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April 3, 2017

9 Books to Help Military Children

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links April is Month of the Military Child, a time to celebrate and acknowledge the resiliency children of military service members demonstrate as well as the unique challenges they face and overcome. Over 1.82 million children have at least one parent in the military.  These children face a unique set […]

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March 6, 2017

5 Ways to Use Tissue Boxes in School Counseling

5 ways to use tissue boxes in school counseling

  Inspired by reading Counselor Keri’s “Five Ways To Use Coffee Filters In School Counseling,” I excitedly went through my resources and office supplies to create and share 5 ways counselors can use tissue boxes in counseling. The recycled tissue boxes below can be used both as craft projects and/or therapeutic tools in groups and individual […]

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March 6, 2017

Supporting Students with Test Anxiety

It’s March already?! When did that happen? During this time of year, we inevitably see a rise in test anxiety for students and staff alike. While we cannot prevent the tests from happening, we can better prepare our students and staff to cope with these challenges. This month’s tips provide suggestions for helping students become more aware of their anxiety, […]

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