► What can I use this product for?
LGBTQ teens are 3.5x more likely to die by suicide. 39% have seriously considered suicide. It is our responsibility as school counselors to “provide a safe space for LGBTQ students” (see ASCA’s position statement: click here). This group is less about the analysis of their sexual orientation, and more about giving them skills to function socially and emotionally in school. If they are struggling with their sexual orientation or having conflicts with parents about their “coming out”, it would be best to refer them to a mental health professional who can provide them with long-term assistance. This group is still helpful for them in the meantime while they are doing outside therapy because it will give them peer connections and coping skills to use at school.
► What is included in this product?
6 one-hour group counseling lessons, attendance record, and lesson schedule
⭐ Week 1- Peer Connections (students will create positive peer connections)
⭐ Week 2- Circle of Control & Reactive vs. Proactive (students will understand what is in their control and how to let go of things they can't control)
⭐ Week 3- Stress Management & Coping Skills (students will identify their stressors and learn coping skills for stress management)
⭐ Week 4- Healthy Relationships & Support Systems (students will explore how to build healthy relationships)
⭐ Week 5- The TRU Me (students will focus and build upon their strengths)
⭐ Week 6- Focusing on Hope & Resiliency (students will cultivate hope for their future)
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