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Sara Mays and Cathy Turner
School Counselors
Mount Sterling Elementary
Montgomery County

Tier 1: Every Day Issues in Schools
Anger management
Anxiety issues
Attention deficits
Break big overwhelming tasks into small manageable ones
Generate a gap between the student's load and limit
When My Worries Get Too Big By Kari Buron
Relaxation Exercises
Staying in the Present
chewing gum, ChapStick, cough drops
Theraputty, ice cubes, feely blanket, feely book
Lotions, mints, chewing gum, ChapStick
count tiles or organ pipes, vertical blinds, organize people by category
music, water sounds, Yiruma
Deescalation Strategies
(Useful for anger management and/or Anxiety)
Diaphragmatic breathing
Muscle relaxation
Being grounded in the room
Guided imagery
Drawing, coloring
Anger Management
Group strategies
Angry Al
Tool Kit
Anger Volcano Game (one stop counseling shop: teachers pay teachers)
Group Interventions
Anchor Your Stress
Play-2-Learn Go Fish
Classroom Guidance
by Pamela Edwards
Counseling Techniques
That Work in Schools

Classroom Guidance
4,3,2,1... Managing Anger is Simple
and Fun
"Smart" Guidance 2

Attention Deficit
fidgets: http://www.therapyshoppe.com/category/8-fidget-toys
Theraputty (Amazon.com)
running an errand
signal with the teacher
mindful of unmet needs and expectations
identify emotional/behavioral barriers
increase self-awareness
Classroom Guidance

Tier 2: RAD and Trauma Recovery
Reactive Attachment Disorder
Difficulty to trust
Controlling and manipulative (seeking to be safe)
May show violence
Lying, stealing, temper tantrums
Lack self-control
Poor Self-Image
Tier 2: RAD
and PTSD
(trauma recovery)

PTSD: Trauma Recovery

"T" criterion
loss of parent/sibling or significant other
abuse, rape, violence
natural disasters, terrorism, wars

"t" life events
repetitive, negative messages

RAD: Reactive Attachment Disorder
Student Behaviors
Struggling to trust and/or attach
Controlling and manipulative (seeking to be safe)
Showing signs of violence, cruelty
Lying, stealing, temper tantrums
Being impulsive
Lacking self-control
Having a poor self-image
Classroom Interventions
Teach choices and consequences
Maintain control
Beware of nonverbal behaviors
Serve as the child's historian
Maintain a structured environment
Student Behaviors
disturbed sleep
difficulty paying attention/concentrating
anger and irritability
repeated and intrusive thoughts
extreme distress (especially when triggered)
can experience extreme anxiety or depression
Teachers may notice the following
in students with PTSD:
Isolation - not making contact for no obvious reason
Being hot or cold - emotionally connected and then distant
Wanting to leave
Incongruent words and actions
strange reactions to normal situations
becoming agitated over something that was fine yesterday
fine interacting with distant friends but not close ones
anger frustration
addictive behaviors
4 emotional stages:
(from trauma systems therapy)
1. Regulating - learning, playing, working, talking
2. Revving - coping skills are challenged while student tries to calm and self-soothe
3. Reexperiencing - survival-in-the-moment (fight/flight/freeze)
4. Reconstituting - reorienting to surroundings, trying to regain calm
REFER to therapist trained in EMDR:

a distinct, integrative treatment approach with 8 phases

Cool down cubes
Anger icebergs
Physical cues to anger
Debug activity
Thermometer Poster
Identification and verbalization
Catch and Release You ANGER
Play-2-Learn Go Fish
Soda Pop Head
By Julia Cook
Using the five senses to stay in the moment:
When My Worries Get Too Big!
by Kari Buron
Wilma Jean
Worry Machine

by Julia Cook
"Belly Breathe" with Elmo
Common and Colbie Caillat
This Morning Sam
Went to Mars
by Nancy Carlson
Hocus Pocus
Learn to Focus
by Randy Cazell

Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing by Francine Shapiro
3-pronged protocol of past, present and future
used to address disturbing life experiences that contribute to clinical problems and health
a comprehensive psychotherapy approach (psychodynamic, CBT, experiential, behavioral) guided by information processing
involves bilateral stimulation(eye movements, tactile taps, auditory tones)
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