Teachers are often the first point of contact for a child who has problems, whether they be related to drugs, physical and sexual abuse, bullying, bereavement, or divorce. Yet they are seldom specially trained to deal with these situations.
This book is a comprehensive introductory guide on counselling skills and strategies for teachers, in order for them to take control over such problems. It also provides advice on handling distraught parents who have nobody else to talk to, and for whom the teacher is the only contact.
'This book sets out what's required with clarity, and in a way that will make teachers feel they can do it. The section on "active listening" is particularly helpful given that teachers, almost by definition, are not necessarily good at listening to children.' - Times Educational Supplement
1. Teachers and Counselling 2. A Model for Counselling in Schools 3. Exploration of Concerns and Feelings 4. Strategies for Intervention 5. Empowering Children and Young People 6. The Emotional Development Curriculum 7. Peer Counselling and Support 8. Empowering Parents and Families 9. Cultural Issues in Counselling 10. Coping with Loss and Trauma 11. Counselling for Sensitive Issues 12. Counselling and Guidance of Parents 13. Learning to Collaborate: Working Across the Divide 14. Coping with Stress and Avoiding Burnout 15. Ethical Issues in Counselling for Teachers