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October 2020

October 2020

Communities That Care

Communities that Care

by Steve Tuit and Abby Zwart When we came up with the idea for this issue last January, the pandemic was just [...]

A Truly New School Year: Emotional Wellness during a Pandemic

If we think back to our childhood days, we probably remember getting something shiny and new for our birthday or Christmas and [...]

The Trauma-Informed Educator: Helping Students and Caring for Yourself

By Kylene Dalton-Koons and Brad VanDenend In schools these days, there is a lot of talk about trauma—and for good reason. According [...]

Using a Multi-tiered Approach to Support the Social-Emotional Development of All Students

One of my favorite courses to teach in my role as a school counselor educator is social-emotional development. It’s not that other [...]

Using Christian Mindfulness to Support Student Thriving in a Pandemic Season

Mindfulness has emerged as a leading intervention for dealing with stress in the school setting. But the term has become overused and [...]

Selective Mentoring: The Case for Apprenticeship in Academic Discipleship

The summer after I graduated from high school, I walked into a piano lesson wanting to play like Ben Folds; I walked [...]

Building Student Confidence through Creative Expression in Art Class

Schools today struggle to help students who daily deal with serious mental health issues that include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, and [...]

Smiles at Graduation: A Student Assistance Program Story

The fellowship hall at my church was the last place I expected to be one Sunday night several years ago. We were [...]