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Department of Counselor Education


School Counselor Center Resource Catalog

 

Subject: Self-Esteem

 

BOOKS

Title:  Enhancing Self Esteem
Author 1: Frey, Diane
Author 2: Carlock, C. Jesse
Publisher: Accelerated Development
Date:  1989
Categories: Self Esteem
Format: Text
Call Number: S6900

Summary: The purpose of the book is to help others in developing self esteem.  This book takes theory of self esteem and translates it for the reader into practice.  This book uses a systematic approach to enhancing self esteem by suggesting a specific sequence and phase-wise progression of intervention. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Guide to Adolescent Enrichment
Author 1: Elchoness, Monte
Author 2:
Publisher: Monroe Press
Date:  1987
Categories: Self Esteem
Format: Workbook
Call Number: S6901

Summary: This guide is to be used in conjunction with the text Why Can't Anyone Hear Me?  The purpose of these texts is to provide counselors and teachers with the structure and tools for developing a complete Teen Issues/Self Esteem Program.  Students learn to: become self motivated, handle peer pressure, face and overcome fears, make positive choices, enhance self-esteem, set realistic goals and put them into action, deal constructively with conflict, improve communication skills, handle stress and pressure and better understand themselves and others. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Help Yourself to a Healthier You
Author 1: Vernon, Ann
Author 2:
Publisher: Alpha Editions
Date:  1988
Categories: Self Esteem
Format: Handbook
Call Number: S6902

Summary: This handbook outlines a preventative program to assure the development of emotionally healthy people.  The exercises are based on the work of Dr. Albert Ellis, who developed rational emotive therapy (RET).  RET is a cognitive-behavioral approach to psychotherapy and is designed to be educative in nature.  Because of the educative nature of this approach, children can be taught to cope more effectively with problems and to take positive steps towards living a happier life. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  Thinking, Changing, Rearranging
Author 1: Anderson, Jill
Author 2:
Publisher: Timberline Press
Date:  1981
Categories: Self Esteem
Format: Workbook
Call Number: S6903

Summary: This book is a tool for providing children with the knowledge and skills for taking control of their inner environment.  The approach is fairly confrontive  The child is asked to take a good look at his own thinking, language and belief systems.  The student is given skills for examining his own thoughts and beliefs to find the source for his own emotional pain.  And then he is given the tools for removing whatever blocks may be standing between him and a sense of higher self esteem.  This workbook is accompanied by a teacher's guide. 

(Ages 10+)

 

Title: Queen Bee Moms & Kingpin Dads
Author: Wiseman, Rosalind
Publisher: Crown Publishers
Date: 2006
Categories: Self-Esteem, Parenting
Format: Text
Call Number: S6904

Summary: What happens to Queen Bees and Wannabes when they grow up?

Even the most well-adjusted moms and dads can experience peer pressure and conflicts with other adults that make them act like they're back in seventh grade. In Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads, Rosalind Wiseman gives us the tools to handle difficult situations involving teachers and other parents with grace. Reassuring, funny, and unfailingly honest, Wiseman reveals:

How to interpret the code phrases other parents use to avoid (or provoke) confrontation; why too many well-meaning dads sit on the sidelines, and how vital it is that they step up to the plate; what to do and say when the playing field becomes an arena for people to bully and dominate other kids and adults; how to have respectful yet honest conversations with other parents about sex and drugs when your values are in conflict; how the way you handle parties, risky behavior, and academic performance affects your child; how unspoken assumptions about race, religion, and other hot-button subjects sabotage parents' ability to work together and much much more.

 

Title:  Connecting Rainbows
Author 1: Stanish, Bob
Author 2:
Publisher: Good Apple, Inc.
Date:  1982
Categories: Self Esteem
Format: Workbook
Call Number: S6905

Summary: Connecting Rainbows is for helping children feel better about themselves, for developing a sensitivity to things, for discovering the worth of cooperation, for learning the value of valuing, and for applying the creative processes more creatively. 

(Grades 3-12)

 

Title:  Esteem Builders
Author 1: Borba, Michele
Author 2:
Publisher: Jalmar Press
Date:  1989
Categories: Self Esteem, Elementary School Counseling
Format: Resource
Call Number: S6906

Summary: Esteem Builders is a K-8 Self-esteem curriculum for improving student achievement, behavior and school climate.  It is based on 5 principles:  security-essential feelings of trust; safety and assuredness; selfhood-the feeling of individuality, the acquisition of self-knowledge; affiliation-feelings of belonging; the acquisition and enhancement of social skills; mission-the sense of purpose and aim in life; self-empowerment through setting realistic and achievable goals and competence-learning to recognize success; internalizing feelings of accomplishment.  The curriculum includes 250 activities that address all subject areas and grade levels and are cross-correlated. 

(Grades K-8)

 

Title:  Impact!
Author 1: Dunne, Gerry
Author 2: Schilling, Dianne & Cowan, David
Publisher: Innerchoice Publishing
Date:  1990
Categories: Self Esteem
Format: Activity
Call Number: S6907

Summary: Impact is a self esteem based skill development program for secondary students.  Impact is a self esteem based program that facilitates growth in the social and emotional domains.  It develops specific nonacademic attributes and skills in individual students and refines them within the social context of structured peer interaction.  It encourages students to acknowledge their own progress and that of others and, in so doing, expands personal self-esteem, helping each student more effectively manage the ever-changing landscape of his or her environment. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title:  100 Ways to Enhance Self-Concept in the Classroom
Author 1: Canfield, Jack
Author 2: Wells, Harold C.
Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Date:  1976
Categories: Self Esteem, Self Concept
Format: Activity
Call Number: S6908

Summary: The exercises in this book will help you build a self-enhancing classroom climate.  The exercises are designed to be simple, nonthreatening and fun.  They also begin with the process of introspection, of getting into oneself to an extent not commonly experienced.  They help the student become aware of himself in different dimensions.  The activities in this book contribute to growth rather than alienation when used by sensitive and empathic teachers. 

(Grades K-12)

 

Title:  I Take Responsibility for Me and It Shows
Author 1: Valdez, Barbara
Author 2:
Publisher: Fearon Teacher Aids
Date:  1993
Categories: Self-esteem, Elementary Children
Format: Activity
Call Number: S6909

Summary: This powerful resource encourages young children to see how their decisions help them gain responsibility for their own lives.  As children perceive the power that comes from responsible behavior, they grow in self-esteem.  Journal pages encourage children to reflect on many important self-esteem topics and offer opportunities for self-expression. 

(Ages 7-9)

 

Title:  I Like Who I am and It Shows
Author 1: Valdez, Barbara
Author 2:
Publisher: Fearon Teacher Aids
Date:  1993
Categories: Self-esteem, Elementary Children
Format: Activity
Call Number: S6911

Summary: This powerful resource helps young children discover their needs at the 'me' stage of development.  Children explore their personal capabilities and develop an awareness of their special significance!  Plus, journal pages offer young children lots of drawing space, encouraging self-expression and promoting confidence. 

(Ages 4-6)

 

Title:  The Right Moves - A Girl's Guide to Getting Fit and Feeling Good
Author 1: Schwager, Tina
Author 2: Schverger, Michele
Publisher: free spirit
Date:  1998
Categories: Self-esteem
Format: Text/Activity Book
Call Number: S6915

Summary: It takes a blend of attitude, eating right, and exercise to be totally fit.  This book covers all three of these topics using worksheets, activities, and factual information.  Designed as a self-help book for girls, this book has many activities to help any female child in today's society.  The activities can be easily transformed into classroom lessons. 

(Grades 7-12)

 

Title: 6 Seconds Handle with Care:  Emotional Intelligence Activity Book.
Author 1: Freedman, Joshua M.
Author 2: Jensen, Anabel L., Ph.D
Author 3: Rideout, Marsha C.
Author 4: Freedman, Patricia E.
Publisher: Six Seconds
Date: 1997
Categories: Self Esteem
Format: Text
Call Number: S6916

Summary: This book is perfect for teachers, families, and individuals committed to building interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.  Loaded with activities for people of all ages, this book is an adventure in learning and growing with emotional intelligence (EQ).  In addition to the activities, role models, books, and movies are listed for each theme along with thought provoking questions,
inspiring quotes, and compelling illustrations.

 

Title: The "Happy Hour" Guide
Author 1: Good, E. Perry
Author 2:
Publisher: New View Publications
Date: 1989
Categories: Self Esteem
Format: Workbook
Call Number: S6919

Summary: Purpose of The "Happy Hour" Guide is to provide a structure for ten group meetings. These meetings are designed to teach the concepts of Control Theory.

 

Title: Helping Kids Help Themselves
Author 1: Good, E. Perry
Author 2:
Publisher: New View Publications
Date: 1993
Categories: Self Esteem
Format: Facilitator's Guide
Call Number: S6920

Summary: This facilitator's guide originated with New View's Train-the-Trainer programs in which our authors focus on how to use their particular books to deliver low cost, hands-on, effective workshops. These workshops are designed for parents, teachers, counselors, administrators, and staff-development coordinators.

 

Title: Teach Them to be Happy
Author 1: Sullo, Robert A.
Author 2:
Publisher: New View Publications
Date: 1993
Categories: Self Esteem
Format: Text
Call Number: S6921

Summary: This text is to be used in conjunction with I'm Learning to be Happy. Happy children become good students and develop into responsible, independent adults. Bob Sullo shows parents and teachers how to teach Control Theory to young people in a way that is fun and useful to them in their daily lives.

 

Title: I'm Learning to be Happy
Author 1: Sullo, Laurie A.
Author 2: Sullo, Robert A.
Publisher: New View Publications
Date: 1990
Categories: Self Esteem
Format: Workbook
Call Number: S6922

Summary: This workbook is for use in conjunction with Teach Them to be Happy. This workbook allows children to explore themselves while increasing self-esteem.

 

Title: Quality Time for Quality Kids
Author 1: Smith, Glenn
Author 2: Tomberlin, Kathy
Publisher: New View Publications
Date: 1992
Categories: Self Esteem
Format: Activity Book
Call Number: S6923

Summary: Smith and Tomberlin have compiled the activities that have had the most success helping their young students and clients build self-esteem. Through helping children experience Control Theory concepts, including the ideas of personal choice, basic needs, perception, and total behavior, we can help children understand the value of themselves and others.

 

VIDEOS

Title:  Shortchanging Girls, Shortchanging America
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: American Association of University Women
Date:  1991
Categories: Self-esteem
Format: Video
Call Number: S6912

Summary: "Shortchanging Girls, Shortchanging America" takes a dramatic look at the inequities girls face in America's schools.  The video features education experts and public policy leaders, AAUW poll results, and the compelling voices and faces of American girls.  (18 min.)

 

Title:  Free the Horses - A Self-Esteem Adventure
Author 1: Popkin, Michael H.
Author 2: Greathead, Susan D.
Publisher: Active Parenting, Inc.
Date:  1991
Categories: Self-esteem
Format: Activity/Video
Call Number: S6913

Summary: Based on the works of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs (Adlerian psychology), and Albert Ellis (Rational-Emotive Therapy), this program teaches children that they can choose what to think, which in turn influences their feelings and their choice of actions.  They learn how to think and act in ways that preserve both their own and others' self-esteem.  In addition, they will learn basic esteem building life skills of Belonging, Learning, and Contributing as well as thoughts and actions that develop the characteristics of Courage, Responsibility and Cooperation, all necessary for positive self-esteem. 

(Grades 1-4)

 

Title:  I Want to Fit In:  It's a Basic Human Need
Author 1:
Author 2:
Publisher: Salt River Productions
Date:  1995
Categories: Self-esteem
Format: Video/Activities
Call Number: S6914

Summary: Fitting in is something we all want, but it's not always easy.  Being closed out, ignored, not invited can result in loneliness, feelings of isolation, and pain.  This video is shot in a documentary style and features teenagers from a wide variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.  Viewers will learn "how to fit in" with advice from peers as well as adult experts and commentary from adolescence psychologists and high school counselors.  Discussion questions and activities are provided as a follow-up to the video.  (16 min) 

(Grades 7-12)