Hey VASC Members! It’s Five for Friday!
Jump Start your weekend with these interesting articles, educational links and resources we’ve been “pinning.” Check out these posts concerning ADHD research, social anxiety, a history of thoughts, and a new bullying PSA. Follow ‘VASC School Counselor’ on Pinterest to get even more great resources!
Controversial new ADHD and FASD research: “The number of kids who are diagnosed with ADHD these days is huge—and growing. Reported cases of the disorder have increased by 42 percent since 2003. But a new study suggests that some of these children might actually be suffering from a different condition that often goes undetected.”
“The symptoms of social anxiety often set in around adolescence, when people place a new emphasis on social interactions and their place in their peer groups. But some academics fear that greater access to technology could exacerbate social anxiety among teens, particularly as smartphones, tablets, and computers become omnipresent in and out of the classroom. And even though teachers are increasingly exploiting the devices as learning tools, they also play an integral role in stemming the tide of social anxiety.”
On a new podcast, “Co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller ask the question, “Are my thoughts related to my inner wishes, do they reveal who I really am?” The answer can have profound consequences for your life.” and explore the psychology of Freud, Beck and new mindfulness training in the treatment of negative or dark thoughts.
“This PSA, “Too Late,” created by Deutsch NY for Champions Against Bullying, depicts teenagers reading messages from the actual social-media pages of teens who were bullied.”
“A new website — GrievingStudents.org — is trying to help teachers and school leaders answer that question. It’s a database of fact sheets, advice and videos. The materials were produced by the Coalition to Support Grieving Students, a group including 10 national organizations that represent teachers, school administrators and support staff.”
And a BONUS FIVE FOR FRIDAY! Check out our latest GRADUATE STUDENT OF THE MONTH POST!
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