The Ultimate Middle School Counseling Handbook

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SKU: A854-Net

Developed by middle school counselors with 48 years of combined experience in the counseling field, this all–inclusive book is the result of programs they have created, implemented, and field-tested. The handbook includes:

  • The Learning Community (an advisor/advisee all-school program): Includes all-school activities and other ways to start and run the program.
  • Activities to Use in Groups Students will immediately respond to Marbles and Tubes, Gridlock, and the 10 other group activities.
  • Group Curriculums Includes ways to set up and run groups and everything you need to facilitate groups on friendship, family concerns, and decision-making as well as groups for superstars (students who want to go above and beyond in preparing for their future) and gifted and talented students. Each group includes a pre/post test.
  • Rocks (Recognizing Our Committed Kids Support Groups) This program is for kids committed to being drug-free.
  • Conferencing This meaningful communication program involves parents, eighth-grade students, and counselors.
  • Special Days These breaks in routine energize students with college tours, career day, and mini-courses.
  • What Should I Do If…? Provides information on ways to handle suspected child abuse, eating disorders, and self-mutilation.

Includes ASCA standards and CD for easy reproduction of the handouts.

Written by Tim Handrich, Deb Schroeder
Paperback ISBN 9781575431741
Grades 6-9
272 pages
Release Date January 1, 2010

Additional information

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Publisher

Marco Products

Tim Handrich

Tim Handrich has served as the school counselor at J.R. Gerritts for 37 years. In many ways, he is the living embodiment of his school’s positive, supportive, student-centered, high quality learning environment. Although he’s accomplished many things in the past, he still brings his “A game,” each and every day. To start, Mr. Handrich is a highly effective counselor who works with students throughout every moment of the day. In many ways, that is the foundation of what he does – positively impacting his school and community, one student at a time. Many times, the students he works with have parents whom he worked with when they were students. Students and parents know and trust Mr. Handrich; they reach out to him for support on big and small issues alike.

Mr. Handrich also creates broader learning experiences, such as facilitating individualized conferences for 8th grade students that are designed to prepare them for high school and beyond. His school receives overwhelmingly positive feedback because of these conferences. Mr. Handrich also facilities 8-10 different types of student support groups, often running several groups per day. After examining student data, he created a Living With Hope group that teaches coping, healthy living and productive thinking skills to students. This group has been highly effective in helping students minimize or eliminate the impact of depression in their lives.

He also facilitates the Safe School Ambassadors student program, which trains students to recognize and intervene when they see a student being excluded or mistreated. He is the driving force behind the school’s career-focused mini-course activities, as well as annual college and technical college visits for his students. Additionally, Mr. Handrich’s counseling skills impact students in surrounding districts through his leading role in the Oasis trauma support network. This group enables area districts to share resources with each other in times of need.

Mr. Handrich’s influence extends far beyond the school day. He is the driving force behind ROCKS, a drug and alcohol free student group. He can also be seen leading student events such as overnight lock-ins, weekly bike rides, before school breakfast clubs and trips to the Zoo Boo, minor league baseball and hockey games. It’s not uncommon to see Mr. Handrich lead one group event at the end of the school day and meet up with a second group activity later that same evening. In the past, he has served as the high school boys’ varsity baseball coach, winning state titles and runner-up trophies as a head coach and assistant. He is the co-author of two books, which are resources for counselors and parents of tweens, respectively. Beyond his school role, Mr. Handrich is the father of three positive, successful adult children. He is also active in his church and Kiwanis, for whom he immaculately maintains the landscaping at a local roundabout. Additionally, he has hiked more than half of the Appalachian Trail, typically spending a week each summer in that pursuit.

Deb Schroeder

Deb Schroeder is a retired school counselor, school psychologist and special education teacher. Deb now spends her weekdays caring for her three-year-old grandson and writing whenever possible. Deb is an avid horsewoman and loves horse camping as well as spending time with family and friends. In addition to her two current books, she plans to publish a fiction series about tween girls who face life’s challenges by getting involved with horses

Tim Handrich

Tim Handrich has served as the school counselor at J.R. Gerritts for 37 years. In many ways, he is the living embodiment of his school’s positive, supportive, student-centered, high quality learning environment. Although he’s accomplished many things in the past, he still brings his “A game,” each and every day. To start, Mr. Handrich is a highly effective counselor who works with students throughout every moment of the day. In many ways, that is the foundation of what he does – positively impacting his school and community, one student at a time. Many times, the students he works with have parents whom he worked with when they were students. Students and parents know and trust Mr. Handrich; they reach out to him for support on big and small issues alike.

Mr. Handrich also creates broader learning experiences, such as facilitating individualized conferences for 8th grade students that are designed to prepare them for high school and beyond. His school receives overwhelmingly positive feedback because of these conferences. Mr. Handrich also facilities 8-10 different types of student support groups, often running several groups per day. After examining student data, he created a Living With Hope group that teaches coping, healthy living and productive thinking skills to students. This group has been highly effective in helping students minimize or eliminate the impact of depression in their lives.

He also facilitates the Safe School Ambassadors student program, which trains students to recognize and intervene when they see a student being excluded or mistreated. He is the driving force behind the school’s career-focused mini-course activities, as well as annual college and technical college visits for his students. Additionally, Mr. Handrich’s counseling skills impact students in surrounding districts through his leading role in the Oasis trauma support network. This group enables area districts to share resources with each other in times of need.

Mr. Handrich’s influence extends far beyond the school day. He is the driving force behind ROCKS, a drug and alcohol free student group. He can also be seen leading student events such as overnight lock-ins, weekly bike rides, before school breakfast clubs and trips to the Zoo Boo, minor league baseball and hockey games. It’s not uncommon to see Mr. Handrich lead one group event at the end of the school day and meet up with a second group activity later that same evening. In the past, he has served as the high school boys’ varsity baseball coach, winning state titles and runner-up trophies as a head coach and assistant. He is the co-author of two books, which are resources for counselors and parents of tweens, respectively. Beyond his school role, Mr. Handrich is the father of three positive, successful adult children. He is also active in his church and Kiwanis, for whom he immaculately maintains the landscaping at a local roundabout. Additionally, he has hiked more than half of the Appalachian Trail, typically spending a week each summer in that pursuit.

Deb Schroeder

Deb Schroeder is a retired school counselor, school psychologist and special education teacher. Deb now spends her weekdays caring for her three-year-old grandson and writing whenever possible. Deb is an avid horsewoman and loves horse camping as well as spending time with family and friends. In addition to her two current books, she plans to publish a fiction series about tween girls who face life’s challenges by getting involved with horses

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