Managing Trauma in the Classroom

Trauma in children display itself in many different ways, and the effects of trauma can have a huge impact on the classroom environment.  Teachers do not always have the training to manage behaviors that are a result of trauma, and counseling/supportive services are...

Strategies to Help Manage Stress

We all experience stress in our everyday lives, no matter what the source of the stress is.  It can be difficult to find time to practice self care, but it is so important to help us manage our stress.  One of our Sticks & Stones counselors, Aline Bendeck, LMFT,...

ADHD in the Classroom

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is “a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.”  These...

Youth and Stereotypes

So often I hear adults commenting on today’s youth in a negative manner: too much technology, lazy, playing with silly toys, disrespectful, revealing clothing, selfish, entitled, the list goes on and on.  Youth hear these negative stereotypes constantly, and it...

What is PBIS?

PBIS seems to be the new thing everyone is talking about in schools, and even though it can be a popular topic of discussion, it is sometimes difficult to know what it really is.  PBIS  stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and its goal is to...