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What would you do if?

  • Megan’s grades have been going downhill, and she seems less and less engaged.
  • You catch Jill and Matt sexting in study hall.
  • Bill is rumored to be drinking every weekend.
  • You see geometrical scratches on Kelley’s arm.
  • You find out that Kevin’s father has cancer.
  • Stacy asks to change her lab partner to “someone who speaks English.”
  • Nita asks you to change her grade because her parents will flip over a C.
  • Jeremy confides he’s in love with his roommate.
  • Jessica breaks down in tears and asks to leave class.
  • Sean wants to leave school and go to one “where there are people like me.”
  • Lisa tells you that someone wrote “we all hate you” on her Facebook “honesty box.”

You will learn

Counseling Skills for Non-Counselors

In teaching
In advising
In discipline

Normal adolescent development

Sexuality and sexual orientation

Diversity in schools: race, gender, and ethnicity

Identifying serious trouble

Anxiety, depression, and the threat of suicide

Understanding acting out

When and how to call for help