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Sikes, April; Remley, Theodore P., Jr.; Hays, Danica G. – Journal of School Counseling, 2010
The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of school counselors during and after making suspected child abuse and neglect reports. A total of 847 school counselors who were members of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) participated in this study. Results showed that professional school counselors encountered some…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, School Counselors, Disclosure, Child Neglect
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Craigen, Laurie M.; Sikes, April; Healey, Amanda; Hays, Danica – Journal of School Counseling, 2009
Dating violence among adolescents is a major public health concern. The purpose of this paper is to examine five factors of which school counselors must be aware in order to recognize, intervene, and report incidence of dating violence. These factors are (a) understanding the diverse definitions of dating violence, (b) recognizing dating violence…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), School Counselors, Intervention, Counselor Role
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Sikes, April; Cole, Rebekah F.; McBride, Rebecca; Fusco, Angela; Lauka, Justin – Journal of School Counseling, 2009
As individuals with multiple needs, substance abusing adolescents may seek the support and assistance of school counselors. The purpose of this article is to provide professional school counselors with information they can use to assist students with substance abuse issues. Specifically, this article examines (a) complexity of addressing substance…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Prevention, Adolescents, School Counselors
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Hays, Danica G.; Craigen, Laurie M.; Knight, Jasmine; Healey, Amanda; Sikes, April – Journal of School Counseling, 2009
Professional school counselors are likely to work with students who are experiencing mental health issues including self-injury, eating disorders, depression and suicidality, as well as those associated with dating violence and bullying. This paper discusses two key areas school counselors are encouraged to reflect upon in determining if there is…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Counselor Role, Dating (Social), School Counselors
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Sikes, April – Journal of School Counseling, 2008
The process of reporting abuse can be challenging, traumatic, and at times, overwhelming. In order for school counselors to be effective helpers for children, it is essential that they know how to recognize and prevent child abuse and neglect. The purpose of this article is to provide professional school counselors with information they can use to…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Neglect, School Counselors, Counselor Role