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Category: Student Support

Topics that are related to helping students with the support they need. ProCare is dedicated to helping therapist and other school professionals offer students guidance on a variety of related topics.

Supporting Student Sexual Assault Victims

student sexual assault victim

The news is filled with stories of people coming forward years later about their experiences of sexual assault. Many may question why they have taken so long to talk about what happened to them. The reality is that is not our business. Every person responds to trauma like sexual assault differently. Post-traumatic stress, anxiety about coming forward, and fear of being blamed are all realities for many victims. The fact remains that it does not matter when they come out, it’s important that they want to and it can often protect others from becoming victims.

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Helping Students with School Anxiety

school anxiety

Changes are hard for kids of all ages. After summer break, many of them may have a difficult time transitioning back into a school routine. An increasing number of students exhibit school anxiety. When this happens they may display behaviors, get physically sick, or be unable to work within a classroom setting. Studies show that approximately ten percent of children have been diagnosed with anxiety, but more may not know it.

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Supporting Students Who are Twice-Exceptional Learners

twice exceptional learners

Schools have a wide spectrum of students who are served under the Special Education umbrella. Many times, we assume that this only includes children who have academic needs because they are falling behind in the classroom. The reality is that kids qualify for 504 Plans and Individual Education Plans needs based on academic, social, and emotional needs. It is not simply due to academic concerns.

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Helping Students to Manage Stress

stress management

Stress can be overwhelming for adults - imagine how it feels for a teen student trying to find their way in the world. Teens today face a wide variety of items in their lives which adds stress to the mix. This includes things directly related to school like standardized testing, coursework, sports and club responsibilities, and decisions to make before graduating high school. In addition to this, many teens must work, don’t know where their next meal will be, have experienced trauma in their life, and much more.

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Empowering Kindness Over Bullying

kindness over bullying

Bullying is one of the biggest problems that schools across the country face across all age levels. Most children can tell you a time that they were bullied before they go to middle school. The frequency of the incidents increases as students enter their teen years. While it is easy to state that you have a no tolerance policy for bullying, more needs to be done. School counselors and social workers need to work together to empower students to spread kindness over bullying.

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