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Release Date: April 25, 2024
Release Review: April 25 – May 15, 2024

 

A Suicide Prevention Manual for Schools and Communities – Updated Edition!

Empowering Schools and Communities: Your Guide to Suicide Prevention

In the US alone, suicide tragically claims around 50,000 lives annually. These are individuals, not statistics – loved ones, friends, and members of our communities.

Are you a school counselor, administrator, or educator seeking to bridge the gap between schools and communities on suicide prevention?

Answering the Cry for Help equips you with information and tools to develop a powerful Community Suicide Prevention Program (C-SPP). This Updated and Revised resource provides:

  • Early Warning Signs: Learn to recognize and understand the subtle and not-so-subtle indicators of suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
  • Effective Intervention Techniques: Learn best practices for offering compassionate support to students at risk, guiding them towards resources and treatment.
  • Building a Crisis Response Team: Discover how to train educators and administrators to effectively manage critical situations and navigate the aftermath.
  • Securing Resources: Uncover valuable insights on acquiring funding for your C-SPP and establishing strong partnerships with mental health and community organizations.
  • Media Savvy: Learn how to communicate effectively with the media to raise awareness about suicide prevention without sensationalizing the issue.
  • Proactive Prevention Strategies: This book goes beyond reactive measures. Discover powerful tools to create a nurturing and inclusive school environment that fosters resilience and hope.

 

Don’t wait for tragedy to strike. Empower yourself, your colleagues, and your community to prevent suicide.

Release Date: May 16, 2024

Preorder Review: May 9-15

Release Review: May 16-22

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Tips and Strategies to Manage Anxiety, Build Resilience, and Foster Emotional Well-Being – Coming May 2024!

Are you overwhelmed by the growing number of students struggling with anxiety?

You’re not alone. Anxiety rates are skyrocketing, impacting student well-being, academic performance, and their overall school experience. As an educator, you are at the forefront of supporting students through these challenges, but understanding the complex factors driving this phenomenon is crucial for effective intervention.

In this workbook you’ll discover knowledge and tools to:

  • Demystify anxiety: Delve into the various types of anxiety disorders prevalent in schools, exploring their symptoms, causes, and impact on individuals and the school environment.
  • Navigate the “why”: Uncover the potent mix of societal pressures, academic demands, social media influence, and other factors fueling the rise of anxiety in teenagers.
  • Become an effective advocate: Learn how to identify students struggling with anxiety, assess their needs, and develop a comprehensive support system within the school setting.
  • Empower students with coping skills: Discover a range of practical strategies and evidence-based interventions to provide students with the tools to manage anxiety, build resilience, and thrive both academically and socially.

 

15-Minute Focus: Anxiety Workbook goes beyond just describing the problem; it provides a roadmap for creating solutions. Filled with real-world examples, practical resources, and interactive exercises, you will learn to:

  • Develop age-appropriate interventions: Tailored strategies for elementary, middle, and high school students address their unique developmental needs.
  • Promote mental health awareness: Foster a school culture that encourages open communication and destigmatizes seeking help.
  • Advocate for systemic change: Equip yourself with the knowledge to advocate for policies and practices that prioritize student mental health within the school system.
  • Collaborate for success: Understand your role in building a support network that involves parents, teachers, administrators, and mental health professionals, fostering positive school climates that prioritize student well-being.

 

Written by a seasoned school counselor and mental health professional, Dr. Leigh Bagwell has crafted this essential guide, offering invaluable insights and practical tools to help you navigate the storm of teen anxiety and ensure a brighter future for your students.

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Release Date: August 1, 2024

I Have Bounce Back Superpowers

“The path you will take is steep and bumpy. There are no shortcuts. To make it to the top, you’ll need to use your BOUNCE BACK SUPERPOWERS.”

Charlie has wanted to be a rescue dog since he was a puppy. But getting his certification as an official Rescue Dog requires a climb to the very top of the tallest mountain!

With the help of his friends, Charlie sets out on a big adventure. Soon enough, obstacles begin to show up that test his determination. Charlie learns six Bounce Back Superpowers that allow him to overcome challenges and stay on the path. Through this story, readers will learn ways to:

  • approach difficulties with calm resolve
  • think creatively about possible solutions
  • break problems into manageable steps
  • take a “paws” now and then to recharge before moving forward

 

With friendship, encouragement, and wisdom, the next new Rescue Dog might just grow up before your eyes – and have an immediate opportunity to make a difference.

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