Author Archives: Free Spirit Author

Helping Students Cope with Post-Election Divisiveness

By Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., author of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis Riddle: What is two words, 12 letters, evokes apocalyptic fears, ensures 1,075 ads a day, creates compulsive opinion sharing between strangers, and … Continue reading

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They/Them: How to Create an Environment Where Personal Pronouns Are Shared and Respected

By Afsaneh Moradian, author of Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns Respecting the fact that many people use they/them/their as their personal pronouns does not mean that everyone is accustomed to or in the habit of using the … Continue reading

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Civic Engagement All Year Round: Ideas for Kids and Teens

By Judge Tom Jacobs and Natalie C. Jacobs, J.D., coauthors of Every Vote Matters: The Power of Your Voice, from Student Elections to the Supreme Court Today, American voters cast ballots for a presidential candidate, US Senate and House seats … Continue reading

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Mental Health Televisits for Children & Teens: Everything You Need to Know

By James J. Crist, Ph.D., author of What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? Since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in the United States in mid-March, most therapists have stopped seeing patients in their offices. Insurance companies allowed therapists to switch to … Continue reading

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How Trauma Impacts Learning

By Stephanie Filio, M.Ed., author of Responding to Student Trauma: A Toolkit for Schools in Times of Crisis Traumatic experiences are all-consuming. When people experience trauma, their minds and bodies replay the emotions felt in that moment over and over … Continue reading

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