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Identifying and Supporting Girls with Depression

By Stephanie Filio A recent Washington Post article grabbed the attention of educators by pointing out statistics that show a rising trend of depression in girls, and at alarmingly younger ages than before. One study showed that symptoms begin presenting … Continue reading

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It’s Contagious! The Power of Positive Peer Pressure

By Stephanie Filio This year I said goodbye to a group of students whom I had rolled with for three years. They are moving on to high school, leaving middle school with excited trepidation, basic knowledge about graduation requirements, academic … Continue reading

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Resolving Relational Aggression in Middle School

By Stephanie Filio When I tell people that I work in a middle school, I am often met with cringes (you probably just cringed yourself!). People immediately picture themselves at that particular time in their lives and cannot help but … Continue reading

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School Counselors: Engage Parents with a Family Check-Up

By Laurel Lisovskis, BSW Part 6 in our Share the Wealth series. Click to read other Share the Wealth posts. Looking for a way to gently guide parents who want to play a bigger role in their child’s academic experience … Continue reading

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3 Big Things Families Can Do to Prepare for the School Year

Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. Unless you have been on a remote island all summer, you’ve likely been bombarded recently with back-to-school advertisements and school supplies in stores. Besides purchasing … Continue reading

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