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Category: Working In Schools

Articles related to helping therapists and teachers with all things related to working in schools. From advice on parents to tips on preparing students for emergencies, ProCare Therapy wants to help guide you.

Concerns Over Active Shooter Drills in Schools

active shooter drills

Gone are the days when we simply had fire drills in school. It was fairly simple to practice walking quickly and quietly out of a building that may be on fire. Now we need to go above and beyond this, just in case a horrific event takes places within our schools. School shootings, community violence, and more are a reality which has shifted what preparedness looks like within schools.

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Working on the Bullying Epidemic in Schools

school bullying

Students across the country are fighting an epidemic which is very different these days. They are dealing with bullying. Gone are the days of simply being called names and pestered in gym class. Now kids of all ages are able to use social media to keep the bullying front strong. Kids may post a photo or video to embarrass another. They may start a rumor on Facebook tagging large groups of other students in the school. The reality is this can be hard for kids to handle.

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Therapy Beyond the School Day

therapy at home

Summer is not the only when therapists have to be concerned about kids regressing. The reality is that kids have busy lives and may not remember to practice skills they have been working on outside of the school day. There are many different ways to work on this for all therapy session types. The key is starting this at the beginning of the school year and being consistent.

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Get to Know Apps Your Students Use

teens apps

Middle school and high school students today have a lot of technology on their side. While much of it may be beneficial to them, some may be dangerous and put them at risk. According to a study by the NORC Center for Public Research and the Associated Press, 94% of teens use social media. While this study only looked at children between the ages of 13 to 17, younger children also have smartphones and access to social media.

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Increasing Open Communication with Families

communication with families

Working in a school, we often keep our focus on the students and their academic, social, and emotional needs in the building. While this is a primary goal of the school day, more are needed. In order to do the best for the kids in our classrooms, therapy groups, and beyond, we must work as a team. This means being having open communication with families. Everyone at home and school must be on the same page to ensure that kids have the most success.

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