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13 Quick Conversation Starters for Meaningful Student Mental Health Check-Ins

Adapted from Tell Me More In a Jar® Building relationships with students can start with short, meaningful conversations. The benefit of student mental health check-ins? Author and school counselor Stephanie Filio says, “SEL check-ins tell our students a lot about … Continue reading

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Challenge 1: What’s Your Screen Scene? An Excerpt from Slaying Digital Dragons by Alex J. Packer, Ph.D.

The book Slaying Digital Dragons empowers young adults to take charge of their digital lives and improve their mental health and well-being. With a frank and humorous approach to a timely topic, award-winning author Alex J. Packer, Ph.D., pulls back … Continue reading

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Why It’s Important for Teachers to Recognize and Understand Students’ Mental Health Challenges

By Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D., author of A Practical Guide to Mental Health & Learning Disorders for Every Educator: How to Recognize, Understand, and Help Challenged (and Challenging) Students Succeed There are lots of students with mental health challenges in … Continue reading

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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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