This article by ASCA highlights the importance of elementary school counseling
ASCA offers several articles on the effectiveness of school counseling.
This blog offers a comprehensive list of story books aimed at supporting the social/emotional needs of children. You can even search for books by topic!
Counselor Keri has lots of great information and several free resources to support school counselors, particularly at the elementary level.
This site is dedicated to providing school counselors with the resources and support they need to run effective school counseling programs.
Empower your students to create a culture of kindness!
Overcoming Obstacles is a free, award-winning, and research-based life skills curriculum that provides educators with the tools to teach elementary, middle, and high school students the skills necessary for success.
PBIS seeks to support the implementation of social, emotional and behavior support in schools nationwide. They offer a variety of resources, including information and tools you can utilize to better support teachers and students, so everybody wins!
This fun blog offers relevant topics, ideas and tips for elementary school counselors.
Great Books to Inspire Counseling Lessons:
Career Domain (college and career readiness):
Helpful Tip: Many of these books’ authors have several other equally wonderful books that can easily be turned into counseling lessons. Check them out when you have some time!
Other Helpful Resources:
Connecting students and families with resources is an important part of our job. United Way of Central New Mexico’s 211 hotline offers a variety of local resources in the Central New Mexico area. Outside of Central New Mexico, visit 211.org to search for a similar resource in your area.