Big news from the Big Easy!

Elementary school teacher helping pupilSchool may be out, but we’re not on vacation yet. You can find us in the Big Easy July 9th-11th, as this year we are proud sponsors of the ASCAFE at the American School Counselor Association Conference in New Orleans.  Come on out and meet us for coffee or visit us at Booth 225 for a quick chat.  While you are with us, enter to win a free curriculum kit of your choice.  And on this notable occasion, we are excited to announce our upcoming release of the revised editions of Too Good for Violence-Social Perspectives for Grade 4, Grade 5, and High School!  The revised curricula build social emotional skills in children and teens for self-awareness and social awareness, protective factors essential to promoting peaceful peer engagement and mitigating risky behavior.  Fun and engaging activities in the curricula teach children and teens how to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts peacefully, manage bullying situations, and so much more.

In our efforts to provide children with effective prevention education, where would we be without our school counselors?  Indeed, few people know a school and its students better than school counselors do. Their dedication to improving students’ lives shows not only their commitment to student success but also to ensuring their students are equipped with the skills necessary for success in life.  Efforts to building social emotional competencies encourage students to develop a better understanding of their lives and be more present in the world around them.

Equipped with these skills, children are prepared to resist negative peer influence, engage in pro-social bonding, and make positive decisions that will help keep them on track to reaching their goals.  As mentors and educators, school counselors bring prevention efforts full circle; they truly guide children toward their happiest and healthiest selves.  So let’s give a shout-out to all our school counselors and the impact they have on their students’ lives and their school environment.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference this week!

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