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Looking for a simple way to help prevent bullying in your school? Focus on friendship building! We are continuing to talk about bullying prevention by diving into how to promote friendship at your school.

Knowing how to include others and build and maintain friendships is key to preventing bullying. Today, I am sharing easy to implement strategies you can use to promote friendship. I am sharing three ideas for promoting friendship at a schoolwide level, ideas for class lessons on friendship, activities for friendship small groups, and how to work on friendship in individual sessions.

It’s that time of year when the overwhelm and stress are starting to hit at full force. I’ve been there and I want to help you! I’ve created a four-part video series to help reduce the overwhelm of small groups. In the FREE Not So Scary Small Groups video series, I’ll be showing you how to engage your students and effectively track your programs progress. You’ll walk away with actionable ideas and activities you can use with your students right away! PLUS, you’ll receive a free small group and PDF certificate of attendance. Be sure to sign up today so you don’t miss the first video that is dropping on Monday!

Are you ready to teach engaging lessons across all 3 tiers without the stress of lesson planning? Check out the IMPACT membership! Whether you’re a new and overwhelmed counselor or a veteran counselor looking for new and fresh ideas, this membership has you covered! You’ll have access to a data tracking library, biweekly live support, monthly curriculum plans, lessons across three tiers, and more!

Some topics covered in this episode are:

  • 3 ways to incorporate friendship building at a school wide level

  • How to teach friendship in an engaging way at in classroom lessons

  • The importance of accurately naming your small groups in order to advocate for your role

  • Ideas for covering qualities of a good friend, making friends, and maintaining friendships in small groups

  • How to work on friendship at the individual session level

  • Information about the FREENot So Scary Small Groups video series

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More About School Counseling Simplified:

School Counseling Simplified is a podcast offering easy to implement strategies for busy school counselors. The host, Rachel Davis from Bright Futures Counseling, shares tips and tricks she has learned from her years of experience as a school counselor both in the US and at an international school in Costa Rica.

You can listen to School Counseling Simplified on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more!


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