School Counseling Center Resource Catalog

HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING

BOOKS


Title:  Happy Healthy Living (High School)
Author 1: Adams, Shirley
Author 2:
Publisher: Learning To Live, Inc.
Date:  1988
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Workbook
Call Number: H5102

Summary: 'Happy-Healthy Living' is a reality-based program.  It recognizes that students must hear themselves speak out about their hopes, fears, dreams, ideas and beliefs.  Equally important, students must hear others express their inner thoughts. This is a preventive educational program intending to foster supportive communication for development of an appropriate and personal commitment.  The curriculum is provided for students in kindergarten through high school.  It is composed of ten lessons on each grade level.  For each lesson the teacher presents to the students, there are activity sheets for the student and also a sheet for students K-8 to take home and do with their parents for added reinforcement.  (Grades K-8)


Title: Salvaging Sisterhood

Author Taylor, Julia V.

Publisher: YouthLight Inc.

Date: 2005

Categories: High School Counseling/Relational Aggression

Format: Text/Activity Book

Call Number: H5103

Summary: This purpose of this text is to teach cliques of friends to communicate efficiently and effectively with one another. Salvaging Sisterhood can be used by professional school counselors, teachers, administrators, social workers, psychologists, and/or any other professionals working with adolescent girls who are dealing with relational aggression. This text provides a pre/post test, group evaluations, a parental consent form, lesson plans and activities, affirmations, a certificate, suggestions for follow up activities, reproducible handouts, and an abundance of additional resources about aggression. (Grades 5-12)


Title:  Teenagers:  The Continuing Challenge
Author 1: Gould, Shirley
Author 2:
Publisher: E. P. Dutton
Date:  1977
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: H5105

Summary: This book gives parents a practical system appropriate for the special challenges of the teenage years- from an Adlerian perspective.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Why Can't Anyone Hear Me? (A Guide for Serving Adolescence)
Author 1: Elchoness, Monte
Author 2:
Publisher: Monroe Press
Date:  1986
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: H5106

Summary: The format of this book, which is divided into seven parts, includes a fictional story, along with nonfiction sections which offer guidance and points of value relating to the story.  This book is nontraditional in that it speaks to two distinct age groups, parents and teens.  Its objective is to create mutual understanding and to then motivate these two groups to speak to one another.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Youth at Risk:  A Resource for Counselors, Teachers and Parents
Author 1: Capuzzi, Dave
Author 2: Gross, Douglas R.
Publisher: American Assoc. for Counseling & Development
Date:  1989
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Resource
Call Number: H5107

Summary: This book provides solid information regarding 'at-risk' youth and examines the causes.  Not only is there a review of the research in areas such as dysfunctional family dynamics, problems of low self-esteem, adolescent depression and stress and coping; but also case illustrations, applicable techniques, intervention strategies and samples of programs that have proven effective in working with an at-risk population.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Getting Along
Author 1: Millyard, Anne W.
Author 2: Wilks, Rick
Publisher: Annick Press
Date:  1978
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: H5111

Summary: Getting Along (Awareness activities that teach responsibility, self-respect and respect for others) addresses itself to all persons working with groups of children.  The authors particular concern is with groups containing kids of differing social, economic, religious or cultural backgrounds- to help the young people cope with the business of developing a sense of self-in-the-world, a sense of growing up.  (Ages 11+)

 


Title:  Skills for Living:  Group Counseling Activities
Author 1: Morganett, Rosemarie S.
Author 2:
Publisher: Research Press
Date:  1990
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Activity
Call Number: H5112

Summary: This book offers school counselors and other mental health service providers uncomplicated guidelines for conducting skill-building group counseling activities for young adolescents.  The book briefly tells how to get a group counseling effort off the ground and presents some basic guidelines for group success.  In addition, it offers step-by-step group counseling agendas for eight different topic areas.  The topics address frequently occurring developmental needs and problems in young adolescents.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Student Athletes:  Shattering the Myths and Sharing the Realities
Author 1: Kirk, Wyatt (Ed.)
Author 2: Kirk, Sarah (Ed.)
Publisher: American Counseling Association
Date:  1993
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: H5113

Summary: From little league through high school and the professional sports draft, Student Athletes covers the developmental benefits of athletics.  It provides a step-by-step model for setting up a comprehensive high school program, a guide for college-bound athletes, 7 case studies, an outline of counselors' responsibilities and discusses the role of the NCAA, the effect of the media and more.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  The Gifted and Talented (A Handbook for Counseling)
Author 1: Kerr, Barbara
Author 2:
Publisher: American Assoc. for Counseling & Development
Date:  1991
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: H5114

Summary: This handbook gives practitioners in the field and the classroom effective strategies and techniques for successfully guiding gifted students.  This guide contains worksheets, models, case examples and step-by-step plans for identifying and meeting the unique emotional, social and career development needs of gifted and talented students.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Youth at Risk (A Resource for Counselors, Teachers and Parents)
Author 1: Capuzzi, Dave
Author 2: Gross, Douglas R.
Publisher: American Assoc. for Counseling & Development
Date:  1989
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: H5115

Summary: This book provides information, techniques and strategies for a wide range of helping professionals who work with youth:  at risk- counselors, teachers, parents, administrators, social workers and those involved in educating future helping professionals.  Sample programs that have been effective are described along with data on causal factors and in-depth looks at the topics heard about almost daily in the media- teen suicide, depression, drugs, eating disorders, gangs, dropping out of school, sexual abuse and more.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Thinking, Feeling, Behaving (Emotional Educ. Curr. for Gr. 7-12)
Author 1: Vernon, Ann
Author 2:
Publisher: Research Press
Date:  1989
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Workbook
Call Number: H5116

Summary: The purpose of this volume is to provide educators, counselors, school psychologists, social workers and others working in the schools with a comprehensive curriculum to help youngsters learn positive mental health concepts.  This volume contains a total of 90 activities, field tested, arranged by grade levels and grouped into the following topic areas:  Self-Acceptance, Feelings, Beliefs and Behavior, Problem Solving/Decision Making and Interpersonal Relationships.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Group Counseling and Psychotherapy with Adolescents (2 copies)
Author 1: MacLennan, Beryce W.
Author 2: Dies, Kathryn R.
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Date:  1992
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: H5117

Summary: This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of group counseling and psychotherapy with adolescents.  The authors have included the most recent treatment approaches to address the problems faced by today's adolescents.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Counseling Today's Secondary Students
Author 1: Hitchner, Kenneth
Author 2: Tifft-Hitchner, Anne
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Date:  1996
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: H5123

Summary: This resource is packed with ready-to-use techniques, activities and tools to help junior and senior high school counselors save time and do a better job in guiding and counseling students in today's rapidly changing world.  This book reflects the current shift in school counseling from traditional reactive services to planned, sequential, and developmental programs supported by a series of connected activities that use counselor strengths in the most effective way.  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Ready-to-Use Social Skills Lessons & Activities for Grades 7-12
Author 1: Begun, Ruth Weltmann
Author 2:
Publisher: Society for Prevention of Violence
Date:  1996
Categories: Social Skills
Format: activity book
Call Number: H5124

Summary: The activities in this book emphasize teaching young people to recognize the equal rights of others, independent of color, race, and religion, and develop their skill in using good judgment to resolve life's conflicts peacefully.  For easy use, the activities follow a unique format, including a descriptive title, a specific behavioral objective, and a simple eight-step lesson plan that provides everything needed for an effective, well-balanced learning experience.  Each lesson covers: purpose, introduction, skill components, modeling the skill, behavioral rehearsal, practice, independent use, and continuation.  (Grades 7-12)

 


 

Title: Real Boys: Rescuing our sons from the myths of boyhood
Author 1: Pollack, William, Ph.D
Author 2:
Publisher: Henry Holt Company Inc.
Date: 1998
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: H5126

Based on William Pollack's groundbreaking research at Harvard Medical School for more then two decades, this book explores this generation's "silent crisis": why so many boys are sad, lonely, and confused although they may appear tough, cheerful, and confident.  Pollack challenges conventional expectations about manhood and masculinity that encourage parents to treat boys as little men, raising them through a toughening process that drives their true emotions underground.  Only when we understand what boys are really experiencing can we parents and teachers help them develop more self-confidence and the emotional savvy they need to deal with issues such as depression and violence, drugs, and alcohol, sexuality and love.

 


Title: Raising a Teenager: Parents and the Nurturing of a Responsible Teen
Author 1: Elium, Jeanne
Author 2: Elium, Don
Publisher: CelestialArts
Date: 1999
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: H5127

Summary: The tools for helping our teenage children attain each of these deceptively simple, vital goals are active and continuous communication combined with unconditional, loving support.  The authors believe that any time is the right time to talk to our teens and - most importantly - to listen to them.  Not feeling heard is the number one complaint among adolescents about their parents.  This book offers many solutions to this and many other issues facing parents of teens today.

 


Title: How to Talk to Teens About Really Important Things: Specific Questions and Answers and Useful Things to Say
Author 1: Schaefer, Charles E., Ph.D.
Author 2: DiGeronimo, Theresa Foy, M.Ed.
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishing
Date: 1997
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: H5128

Summary: Why Should I worry about AIDS? I'm not gay.
Can I get my nose pierced?
Why do I need to have a curfew?
For parents of teenagers, talking candidly about sex, drugs, lifestyle choices, AIDS, and divorce can be one of life's toughest challenges. This book is the essential guide for those who have found themselves ill prepared - and ill at ease - when discussing some of life's most important issues with teens.

 


Title: Parents Teens and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line
Author 1: Bluestein, Jane, Ph.D.
Author 2:
Publisher: Health Communications Inc.
Date:1995
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: H5129

Summary: How parents set boundaries with their teenagers is one of the most important aspects of the parent - child relationship.  Unfortunately, this ability does not come automatically with parenthood.  Provides 20 relationship building techniques all parents can use to set limits with their teens. These practical strategies for boundary setting can teach parents how to avoid conflict, resolve problems and establish the foundation for mutual love and respect.  As a result of learning to set healthy boundaries parents may even begin to enjoy their children's teen years.

 


Title: The Romance of Risk: Why Teenagers Do The Things They Do
Author 1: Ponton, Lynn E., M.D
Author 2:
Publisher: Basic Books
Date: 1997
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Text
Call Number: H5130

Summary: This book takes readers inside the minds of fifteen troubled adolescents to provide a compelling look at today's teenage experience.  Ponton proposes that teenage "acting out" can be understood in terms of "risk-taking" and that  by redirecting natural impulse into healthy channels parents can minimize the dangers inherent in today's teen culture and help their children develop into stable adults.  Challenging traditional views of adolescence and offering a constructive new model for understanding teen behavior.  This is an essential book for parents concerned about their children's well-being in this age of drug abuse, rampant violence, and AIDS.

 


Title: The REBT Resource Book for Practitioners
Author 1: Ellis, Albert Ph.D.
Author 2:
Publisher: Albert Ellis Institute
Date: 2000
Categories: High School Counseling, Counselor Guide
Format: Resource/guide book
Call Number: H5131

Summary: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy provides therapists with an elegant theory of human change; yet, at the same time, it allows them great latitude in technique and style. In its bare-bones, parsimonious form, Ellis's theory of psychopathology asserts that demanding, magical thinking leads to disturbed emotions. According to REBT, the therapist facilitates change by teaching clients to challenge their thinking and to change their demanding philosophy to preferential philosophy.


Title: Still More Activities that Teach

Author: Jackson, Tom

Publisher: Red Rock Publishing

Date: 2000

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Text, Activities

Call Number: H5132B

Summary: This book is a continuum of Jackson's other books, Activities that Teach and More Activities that Teach. Jackson concentrates on areas such as the importance of teaching life skills, how the acquisition of life skills can help kids, suggestions from active learning practitioners, and many others. Numerous topics are covered in this text such as conflict resolution, team building, respect, responsibility, school-to-careers, media influence, and healthy lifestyles, just to name a few.


Title: Wildflowers in a Kudzu World: Tales from a High School Guidance Office

Author: Moren, Mary M.

Publisher: Educational Media Corporation

Date: 1997

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Text

Call Number: H5133

Summary: Kudzu is the vegetable equivalent of the anaconda snake. Since it is creeping, clinging vice, the victims are anything in its path that remains stationary. This book follows the adventures of one school counselor attempting to nurture the growth of some wildflowers-unique individuals-amidst the thickets of an often hostile and sometimes funny world. Read these stories to lift your spirits and share them with friends and students.


Title: More Activities that Teach

Author: Tom Jackson

Publisher: Red Rock Publishing

Date: 1995

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Text

Call Number: H5134

Summary: This book contains over 80 hands on activities that are fun, practical, educational, and motivational. These activities can be used in classrooms, counseling and support groups, youth programs, after school programs, churches, or anywhere else you would find a group of children.


Title: Comprehensive Guidance Programs that Work-II

Author 1: Gysbers, Norman

Author 2: Henderson, Patricia

Publisher: ERIC Counseling and Student Services Clearinghouse

Date: 1997

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Text

Call Number: H5147

Summary: This text is unusual in the amount and quality of information it provides on comprehensive school guidance programs. One of its great assets is that it effectively combines material on the comprehensive school guidance program model by Gysbers and Henderson with firsthand accounts by persons who make them work. Various topics in the text include a special section on leadership and supervision, ten highly informative and practical chapters on successfully operating comprehensive school guidance programs, a new chapter on evaluating school guidance programs, and much more.


Title: The Struggle to be Strong

Author: Ed. Desetta, Al, & Wolin, Sybil

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Date: 2000

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Text

Call Number: H5148

Summary: This book is filled with true stories by teens about overcoming tough times, who have shared their stories of persistence in the face of adversity. After reading the stories in this book, you’ll learn what resilience is and where it comes from. You’ll discover you’re not alone in having problems, doubts, fears, and hard days. And you’ll begin to find tools that can help you build the skills and strengths you need to win your own battles. 


Title: A Leader’s Guide to The Struggle to be Strong

Author: Ed. Desetta, Al, & Wolin, Sybil

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

Date: 2000

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Text

Call Number: H5149

Summary: This leader’s guide is designed to be used in conjunction with the book The Struggle to be Strong. It explains how you can use the stories in the anthology to provide discussions, writing, role plays, and other group activities to help teens deepen their understanding of to meet the challenges facing them.


Title: Great Places to Learn: How Asset-Building Schools Help Students Succeed

Author 1: Starkman, Neal

Author 2: Scales, Peter C.

Author 3: Roberts, Clay

Publisher: Search Institute

Date: 1999

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Text

Call Number: Y0103

Summary: This text describes the developmental assets framework of the Search Institute because it promotes the belief in students that they are important. This book will help you see how your school can become an asset-building school. In this text, you'll find: a clear introduction to the developmental assets and the research behind them, the rationale for using the asset framework and its ties to current educational issues, practical ideas for integrating assets throughout the life of your school, a suggested process for building awareness and sustaining the change for good, and much more.


Title: Great Places to Learn: Handouts and Overheads

Author 1: Starkman, Neal

Author 2: Scales, Peter C.

Author 3: Roberts, Clay

Publisher: Search Institute

Date: 2000

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Text

Call Number: Y0104

Summary: This text is filled with charts, lists, and templates to be used in conjunction with the book Great Places to Learn: How Asset -Building Schools Help Students Succeed. (Call number: Y0103)


 

Title: 141 Creative Strategies for Reaching Adolescents with Anger Problems: A Practical Resource of Approaches and Activities for Helping Chronically Angry Adolescents (grades 6-12)

Author 1:  Tom Carr, MS, LPC

Author 2:

Publisher: YouthLight, Inc

Date: 2007

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Text

Call Number: Y0105

Summary: This book offers 141 strategies for helping teens manage anger problems.  Many of the strategies offer scenarios, suggestions, ideas on lesson plans, and some even provide worksheets for student use.


Title: Motivating Underachievers

Author 1: Carolyn Coil

Author 2:

Publisher: Pieces of Learning

Date: 2001

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Text

Call Number: Y0106

Summary: In this book, Coil discusses the causes of underachievement and explores 220 strategies to use with underachievement.  Areas that are targeted are: building self-esteem, improving study skills, remediating academic weaknesses, motivation, flexibility, and change within the school system.  This book also addresses parents in working with children with underachievement problems.  This book also includes handouts, graphic organizers, and lesson plan suggestions.


Title: 101 Support Group Activities (For Teenagers who Bully)

Author 1: David J. Mathews, Psy.D., L.I.C.S.W.

Publisher: Hazeldon

Date: 2002

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Text (lesson plans and group activities)

Call Number: Y0109

Summary: This book is designed for group work with young people who are identified as using bullying behaviors, using a systemwide approach. The activities in this program are designed to help young people gain awareness and understand that they have some control in their lives without controlling others, to teach them positive ways to get their needs met and pursuing their goals, and to build relationships and create empathy.


Title: 101 Support Group Activities (For Teenagers who are Targets of Bullies)

Author 1: David J. Mathews, Psy.D., L.I.C.S.W.

Publisher: Hazelden

Date: 2002

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Text (lesson plans and group activities)

Call Number: Y0110

Summary: This book is designed for group work with young people who are the targets of bullies.  Several strategies and activities in this book are based largely on cognitive behaviorism and provide the foundation for working with this group of teens.  The activities rely heavily on role-playing, self-talk, and other cognitive restructuring strategies.


VIDEOS

Title: The Developing Child: Adolescence

Author:

Publisher: Magna Systems

Date:

Categories: High School Counseling, Development

Format: Video

Call Number: H5101

Summary: This is one of three videotapes from Magna Systems that provide an understanding of the unfolding process of human development from beginning of life through adolescence. Areas that will be discussed and explained include physical growth and development, cognitive and moral development, and social and emotional development in the adolescent.


Title:  Relationships:  Knowing the Good from the Bad
Author 1: Gatins, Deborah E.
Author 2:
Publisher: Human Relations Media
Date:  1993
Categories: High School Counseling, Relationships
Format: Video
Call Number: H5120

Summary: Many teenagers need to learn how to spot unhealthy trends in their relationships -- over-dependence; physical, verbal or sexual abuse; drug abuser-enabler patterns, etc.  This program teaches the key aspects of healthy relationships, including setting boundaries, communicating clearly and assertively, and maintaining self-respect.  It also includes guidance on when to leave an unhealthy relationship -- and how to do it.  Leader's guide included.  (35 min.)  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  First Year Jitters:  Adjusting to the First Year of High School
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Ready Reference Press
Date:  1993
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Video
Call Number: H5121

Summary: This video helps to answer kids' questions about the first year of high school.  It helps to put them at ease about everything form getting to know the teacher to making new friends.  (22 min.)  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Is There Life After Graduation:  Adjusting to the Real World
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Ready Reference Press
Date:  1993
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Video
Call Number: H5122

Summary: This video helps kids understand that it's perfectly normal to be frightened and apprehensive about adjusting to a new way of life.  They'll learn how to make the transition much easier, how to deal with conflicts and frustrations, and the best way to handle new kinds of challenges.  (22 min.)  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title:  Dangerous Relationships
Author 1: Austin, Ruth
Author 2: Giachetti, Donna
Publisher: Human Relations Media, Inc.
Date:  1995
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: video/resource book
Call Number: H5125

Summary: Any relationship will naturally have both a good and a bad side.  This video focuses on dating situations in which the bad outweighs the good so vastly that it becomes unhealthy for both partners.  It takes a hard look at the escalating steps - from control to manipulation to isolation and beyond - which can ultimately lead to dating violence.  The goal of Dangerous Relationships is to help young people identify the early signs of a potentially dangerous relationship.  If they can recognize the warning signals early, they will have a better chance of avoiding such unhealthy relationships.  (29 min.)  (Grades 7-12)

 


Title: The ABC's of Emotional Intelligence

Author: Life Steps with Michael Pritchard

Publisher: Heartland Media

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5135

Summary: This video is #1 of the 12-video LifeStep series that is designed to build these critical traits and help viewers become the best people they can be. Each program features actual students filmed in actual schools and uses lively, spontaneous discussions, dramatized dilemmas, topical humor, and the sensitive, supportive guidance of Michael Pritchard to encourage, engage and educate viewers.


Title: Knowing Who You Are

Author: Life Steps with Michael Pritchard

Publisher: Heartland Media

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5136

Summary: This video is #2 of the 12-video LifeStep series that is designed to build these critical traits and help viewers become the best people they can be. Each program features actual students filmed in actual schools and uses lively, spontaneous discussions, dramatized dilemmas, topical humor, and the sensitive, supportive guidance of Michael Pritchard to encourage, engage and educate viewers.


Title: Taking Charge

Author: Life Steps with Michael Pritchard

Publisher: Heartland Media

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5137

Summary: This video is #3 of the 12-video LifeStep series that is designed to build these critical traits and help viewers become the best people they can be. Each program features actual students filmed in actual schools and uses lively, spontaneous discussions, dramatized dilemmas, topical humor, and the sensitive, supportive guidance of Michael Pritchard to encourage, engage and educate viewers.


Title: Bouncing Back

Author: Life Steps with Michael Pritchard

Publisher: Heartland Media

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5138

Summary: This video is #4 of the 12-video LifeStep series that is designed to build these critical traits and help viewers become the best people they can be. Each program features actual students filmed in actual schools and uses lively, spontaneous discussions, dramatized dilemmas, topical humor, and the sensitive, supportive guidance of Michael Pritchard to encourage, engage and educate viewers.


Title: Empathy,Caring, and Compassion

Author: Life Steps with Michael Pritchard

Publisher: Heartland Media

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5139

Summary: This video is #5 of the 12-video LifeStep series that is designed to build these critical traits and help viewers become the best people they can be. Each program features actual students filmed in actual schools and uses lively, spontaneous discussions, dramatized dilemmas, topical humor, and the sensitive, supportive guidance of Michael Pritchard to encourage, engage and educate viewers.


Title: Creative Problem Solving

Author: Life Steps with Michael Pritchard

Publisher: Heartland Media

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5140

Summary: This video is #6 of the 12-video LifeStep series that is designed to build these critical traits and help viewers become the best people they can be. Each program features actual students filmed in actual schools and uses lively, spontaneous discussions, dramatized dilemmas, topical humor, and the sensitive, supportive guidance of Michael Pritchard to encourage, engage and educate viewers.


Title: Getting Along with Others

Author: Life Steps with Michael Pritchard

Publisher: Heartland Media

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5141

Summary: This video is #7 of the 12-video LifeStep series that is designed to build these critical traits and help viewers become the best people they can be. Each program features actual students filmed in actual schools and uses lively, spontaneous discussions, dramatized dilemmas, topical humor, and the sensitive, supportive guidance of Michael Pritchard to encourage, engage and educate viewers.


Title: Building Character

Author: Life Steps with Michael Pritchard

Publisher: Heartland Media

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5142

Summary: This video is #8 of the 12-video LifeStep series that is designed to build these critical traits and help viewers become the best people they can be. Each program features actual students filmed in actual schools and uses lively, spontaneous discussions, dramatized dilemmas, topical humor, and the sensitive, supportive guidance of Michael Pritchard to encourage, engage and educate viewers.


Title: Respect

Author: Life Steps with Michael Pritchard

Publisher: Heartland Media

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5143

Summary: This video is #9 of the 12-video LifeStep series that is designed to build these critical traits and help viewers become the best people they can be. Each program features actual students filmed in actual schools and uses lively, spontaneous discussions, dramatized dilemmas, topical humor, and the sensitive, supportive guidance of Michael Pritchard to encourage, engage and educate viewers.


Title: Responsibility

Author: Life Steps with Michael Pritchard

Publisher: Heartland Media

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5144

Summary: This video is #10 of the 12-video LifeStep series that is designed to build these critical traits and help viewers become the best people they can be. Each program features actual students filmed in actual schools and uses lively, spontaneous discussions, dramatized dilemmas, topical humor, and the sensitive, supportive guidance of Michael Pritchard to encourage, engage and educate viewers.


Title: Developing Healthy Relationships

Author: Life Steps with Michael Pritchard

Publisher: Heartland Media

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5145

Summary: This video is #11 of the 12-video LifeStep series that is designed to build these critical traits and help viewers become the best people they can be. Each program features actual students filmed in actual schools and uses lively, spontaneous discussions, dramatized dilemmas, topical humor, and the sensitive, supportive guidance of Michael Pritchard to encourage, engage and educate viewers.


Title: Doing Your Best

Author: Life Steps with Michael Pritchard

Publisher: Heartland Media

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5146

Summary: This video is #12 of the 12-video LifeStep series that is designed to build these critical traits and help viewers become the best people they can be. Each program features actual students filmed in actual schools and uses lively, spontaneous discussions, dramatized dilemmas, topical humor, and the sensitive, supportive guidance of Michael Pritchard to encourage, engage and educate viewers.


Title: The Teen Files Flipped: Boyfriend/Girlfriend

Author:

Publisher: AIMS Multimedia

Date: 2002

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video & Teacher's Module

Call Number: H5150

Summary: This video explores the fundamentals of a healthy relationship: communication, empathy and support, acceptance of differences, and respect. The program examines perception vs. reality in the social, vocational, and gender-related experiences, responsibilities, and pressures commonly encountered by men and women today. This video demonstrates how criticism and judgment based on faulty perceptions lead to reciprocal anger and frustration, and a mutual loss of trust and respect. It challenges viewers to think about their own attitudes and assumptions, and invites them to reevaluate their personal relationships.


Title: Dating for Real: Building Safe and Healthy Relationships

Author: Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence

Publisher: Human Relations Media

Date: 2001

Categories: High School Counseling, Relationships, & Violence

Format: Video & Curriculum Guide

Call Number: H5151

Summary: This 3 video and 6 session curriculum is an educational program designed for youth and young adults in classrooms, community groups, and other settings. In addition, this program is designed to inform young people about the elements that make up healthy relationships, increase awareness and understanding about violence and abuse, and motivate youth and young adults to seek relationships based on equality and mutual respect. Each of the six sessions in this curriculum is designed fro one class period, approximately 50 minutes.


Title: The Teen Files: Surviving High School

Author:

Publisher: AIMS Multimedia

Date: 2000

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5152

Summary: This video explores the complex world of social pressures faced by teenagers, from body image issues such as bulimia and steroid use, to depression, suicide, stereotypes, cliques, isolation, and friendship. As eleven teens from California spend time getting to know one another, they discover that most people share the same needs, wants, and feelings- even when those people appear to be different on the surface.


Title: Communication: The Person-to-Person Skill

Author 1: Simmons, Walter

Author 2: Simmons, Susan

Publisher: Sunburst Communications

Date: 1990

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5154

Summary: This video centers on a group of high school students in the days just prior to Homecoming. Throughout the video, verbal and non-verbal communication are examined and the principles of effective communication are explored. This program will help students to: understand the importance of learning and using communication skills, appreciate the need for clarity in the messages they send, differentiate between fact and opinion, realize the importance of making words, body language, and tone congruent, acquire active listening skills, identify and avoid communication blockers, and many others.


Title: The Real Character/Real People Series: Profiles in Responsibility

Author:

Publisher: Human Relations Media

Date: 2006

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5155

 

Summary: This series includes a video and a teacher’s resource book including student activities and fact sheets to be incorporated into the classroom. Profiles in Responsibility is designed to give students the chance to understand what it means to be responsible, and to develop this positive trait through discussion, learning about role models, and personal reflection. After watching the video, students will be able to identify all aspects of responsibility, explain what it means to be responsible, recognize responsible role models from history and fiction, take not when the people around them act responsibly, think through the consequences of their decisions before they act, evaluate their own behavior to find ways to become more responsible, recognize the ways in which other people rely on them, and other valuable objectives. (19 minutes)

 


Title: The Real Character/Real People Series: Profiles in Respect

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Publisher: Human Relations Media

Date: 2006

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5156

 

Summary: This series includes a video and a teacher’s resource book including student activities and fact sheets to be incorporated into the classroom. Profiles in Respect is designed to give students the chance to understand what it means to show respect to others, and to develop this positive trait through discussion, learning about role models, and personal reflection. After watching the video, students will be able to give examples of teens, famous people and others whose respectful behavior has made a difference in the lives of others, describe ways to show respect to others, understand how to communicate respect verbally and non-verbally, appreciate the importance of self-respect, recognize how stereotypes are disrespectful to others, take a stand against discrimination, abuse, and harassment, and other valuable objectives. (20 minutes)

 


Title: The Real Character/Real People Series: Profiles in Perseverance

Author:

Publisher: Human Relations Media

Date: 2006

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5157

 

Summary: This series includes a video and a teacher’s resource book including student activities and fact sheets to be incorporated into the classroom. Profiles in Perseverance is designed to give students the chance to understand what it means to persevere in their efforts toward reaching their goals, and to develop this positive trait through discussion, learning about role models, and personal reflection. After watching the video, students will be able to understand the meaning of perseverance, recognize that most goals cannot be achieved without having to overcome obstacles, recognize role models in perseverance from history and fiction, understand that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things by simply refusing to give up, describe the link between perseverance and success, and other valuable objectives. (20 minutes)

 


Title: The Real Character/Real People Series: Profiles in Honesty

Author:

Publisher: Human Relations Media

Date: 2006

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5158

 

Summary: This series includes a video and a teacher’s resource book including student activities and fact sheets to be incorporated into the classroom. Profiles in Honesty is designed to give students the chance to understand what honesty really means, and to develop this positive trait through discussion, learning about role models, and personal reflection. After watching the video, students will be able to identify the positive consequences of honesty, recognize acts of honesty in everyday life, understand how their own dishonesty can affect others, understand the connection between honesty and integrity, explain the harms and consequences that come with cheating in school, list possible future careers that involve honesty, and many other valuable objectives. (25 minutes)

 


Title: The Real Character/Real People Series: Profiles in Empathy

Author:

Publisher: Human Relations Media

Date: 2006

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5159

 

Summary: This series includes a video and a teacher’s resource book including student activities and fact sheets to be incorporated into the classroom. Profiles in Empathy is designed to give students the chance to understand what it means to show empathy towards others, and to develop this positive trait through discussion, learning about role models, and personal reflection. After watching the video, students will be able to explain the relationship between empathy and caring, recognize caring role models from history and fiction, discover which causes, both locally and worldwide, are most meaningful to them, explain the efforts of philanthropists and charities around the globe, look at a situation from someone else’s point of view and many other valuable objectives. (22 minutes)

 


 

Title: The Real Character/Real People Series: Profiles in Courage

Author:

Publisher: Human Relations Media

Date: 2006

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5160

 

Summary: This series includes a video and a teacher’s resource book including student activities and fact sheets to be incorporated into the classroom. Profiles in Courage is designed to give students the chance to understand what it means to show courage, and to develop this positive trait through discussion, learning about role models, and personal reflection. After watching the video, students will be able to discuss the many aspects of courage, recognize acts of courage in the news and everyday life, build their courage to resist peer pressure, speak out against injustices they see, understand that courage alone is not necessarily a good trait, recognize how other’s courage has impacted their lives, and many other valuable objectives. (25 minutes)


Title: The Real Character/Real People Series: Profiles in Citizenship

Author:

Publisher: Human Relations Media

Date: 2006

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: H5161 

Summary: This series includes a video and a teacher’s resource book including student activities and fact sheets to be incorporated into the classroom. Profiles in Citizenship is designed to give students the chance to understand what citizenship really means, and to develop this positive trait through discussion, learning about role models, and personal reflection. After watching the video, students will be able to understand that citizenship involves participation, service, activities, and commitment, explain the importance of becoming an educated voter, recognize examples of good citizenship in their communities, appreciate the roles that discourse the discussion play in government, communicate their opinions to others through letters to the editor and petitions, list possible future careers that involve good citizenship, and many other valuable objectives. (23 minutes)


Title: "You Have to Live It"

Author: Starkman, Neal

Publisher: Search Institute

Date: 1999

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: Y0101

Summary: This video introduces viewers to ways that school communities can use Search Institute's model of developmental assets to help all students succeed. The goal of this video is for participants to become familiar with the concept of developmental assets, identify ways that they can build assets in their school communities, and commit to positive action on behalf of young people. This video can be used by principals and other school administrators, teachers, counselors, students, parents, and other community members.


Title: Moving on from High School

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Publisher: Hazelden

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: Y0107

Summary: This video is an excellent resource for classrooms, school guidance office, and higher education orientation programs.  Topics in this video include: what it really means to be more independent, why it's important to set personal goals, how to handle choices about sexual activity, drug use, and friendships, whom to rely on for help and support, and what causes stress and what to do about it.  A facilitator's guide features discussion questions and a transition planning exercise for students.


Title: Moving on to High School

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Publisher: Hazelden

Date: 2003

Categories: High School Counseling

Format: Video

Call Number: Y0108

Summary: This video features teens talking about what kinds of changes to expect in high school, how to deal with peer pressure and risky behaviors, why it's important to be true to yourself and your values, whom to turn to for help and support, and what causes stress and what to do about it. This video features a facilitator's guide.

 


GAMES

Title: The UnGame- Teens Version 

Author 1:

Publisher: Talicor, Inc.
Date: 2002
Categories: High School Counseling
Format: Card Game
Call Number: Y0111

Summary: This is card game where there is no competition or winners. The questions are designed to encourage communication and sharing.  Each card has a question for the person who draws it to answer.  It can be used as an icebreaker in order to build relationships within a group.