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Department of Counselor Education


School Counselor Center
Resource Catalog

 

Subject: Social Skills

 

BOOKS

Title:  Connecting With Others: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence - Grades K-2
Author 1: Richardson, Rita
Author 2:
Publisher: Research Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Social Skills
Format: text/activity book
Call Number: S7304

Summary: This book includes 30 lessons, five in each of the six skill areas (concept of self and others, socialization, problem solving/conflict resolution, communication, sharing, empathy/caring).  Each lesson involves active participation and stresses generalization of the Skills and concepts taught to the real-world environment.  The lesson in each skill area overlap somewhat; however, each lesson focuses on one major goal and a number of related objectives.  Suggested activities are included in the program. 

(Grades K-2)

 

Title:  Connecting With Others: Lessons for Teaching Social and Emotional Competence - Grades 3-5
Author 1: Richardson, Rita
Author 2:
Publisher: Research Press
Date:  1996
Categories: Social Skills
Format: text/activity book
Call Number: S7305

Summary: This book includes 30 lessons, five in each of the six skill areas (concept of self and others, socialization, problem solving/conflict resolution, communication, sharing, empathy/caring).  Each lesson involves active participation and stresses generalization of the Skills and concepts taught to the real-world environment.  The lesson in each skill area overlap somewhat; however, each lesson focuses on one major goal and a number of related objectives.  Suggested activities are included in the program. 

(Grades 3-5)

 

Title: Cliques, Phonies, & Other Baloney
Author 1: Romain, Trevor
Author 2:
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Inc.
Date:1998
Categories: Social Skills
Format: Text
Call Number: S7307

Summary: If you're on the outside, you're treated like dirt. And if you're on the inside, you have to follow the rules.  Who needs more rules? So instead of catching Cliques Vomititus, read this book.  Because there's no need to let a bad clique spoil a perfectly good day.

 

Title: Too Old for This, Too Young for That: Your Survival Guide for the Middle-School Years
Author 1: Mosatche, Harriet S. Ph.D.
Author 2: Unger, Karen M.A.
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing Inc.
Date: 2000
Categories: Social Skills
Format: Text
Call Number: S7308

Summary: No wonder it's called "middle school"! If you're in grades 6-9, you're not a child anymore ... but you're not a grown-up, either.  You have more freedom... but not enough.  Your life is more exciting...but it's more stressful, too. Suddenly you have a ton of questions about your body and your feelings, family and friends, school and life in general.  You're facing a lot of new decisions, and it's hard to know where to go for advice.  Your friends? They may be confused, too.  Your parents? They might not understand everything you're going through.  This book can help. It's there when you need it, day or night. And it answers all kinds of questions.

 

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Title: Building Assets Together: 135 Group Activities for Helping Youth Succeed
Author 1: Roehlkepariain, Jolene L.
Author 2:
Publisher: Search Institute
Date: 1997
Categories: Activities/Social Skill builders
Format: Text
Call Number: S7309

Summary: Bring your classroom or youth group to life with these interactive, experiential activities about some of the most important things in young people's lives. This book gives creative, easy-to-use activities to introduce developmental assets -- the building blocks of healthy development -- to you young people. Building Assets Together grows out of groundbreaking Search Institute research on factors that are vital for helping youth succeed in life. In a time when educators, policy makers, parents, congregations, and others are struggling to address the pressing concerns of youth, the asset-building approach offers renewed hope and energy for a positive future.

 

Title: Young Voices: Peace Rules
Author 1: Edited by Sarah Sutton
Author 2:
Publisher: Grace Contrino Abrams Peace Education Foundation, Inc.
Date: 1997
Categories: Social Skills, Peace
Format: Book of essays
Call Number: S7311
Summary: Essays on peace by students

 

Title: Young Voices: How to Make Peace Work
Author 1: Edited by Sarah Sutton
Author 2:
Publisher: Grace Contrino Abrams Peace Education Foundation, Inc.
Date: 1998
Categories: Social Skills, Peace
Format: Book of essays
Call Number: S7312

Summary: Essays on peace by students.

 

Title: People Need Each Other
Author 1: Farnett, Cherrie
Author 2: Forte, Imogene
Author 3: Loss, Barbara
Publisher: Incentive Publications, Inc.
Date: 1989
Categories: Social Skills
Format: Text
Call Number: S7313

Summary: This book is made up of reproducible student activity pages designed to help young people develop and understanding of themselves and others; to develop an awareness of people's emotional, physical and social needs for each other; and to develop an awareness of the divergent skills and attitudes necessary to maintain satisfying interpersonal relationships in the home, school, community, and the world of work.

 

Title:  Teaching Social Skills to Youth: A Step-by-Step Guide to 182 Basic to Complex Skills Plus Helpful Teaching Techniques
Author 1: Tom Dowd, M.A.
Author 2: Jeff Tierney, M.ED.
Publisher: Boys Town Press
Date:  2005
Categories: Social Skills
Format: text/activity book
Call Number: S7314

Summary: This book offers individual and group teaching techniques that enable youth to recognize when, where, or with whom to use a particular skill. It also shows how to plan skill-based treatment interventions for youth with difficult problems such as substance abuse, aggression, running away, depression, or attention deficits.  A CD-ROM is included.  There are also 182 step-by-step teachable skills to use in interventions.

 

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KITS

Title: E.Q. in School Counseling:  Promoting Emotional Intelligence the Key to Student Success (2 Copies)
Author 1: Sheldon, Carolyn
Author 2:
Publisher: Innerchoice Publishing
Date: 1996
Categories: Social Skills
Format: Presentation Packet
Call Number: S7306

Summary: Provides overhead Masters for three presentations: Staff, parents, and students.

 

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