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In today's episode I chat with Malisa Hepner, an elementary school counselor and published children's book author. She discusses her background and strategies for building relationships with students and staff. She also shares tips for wrapping up the school year.

Here are some things we covered: 

  • How Malisa supports students and staff through intentional relationship-building and acts of kindness to boost morale.

  • Malisa emphasizes the importance of proactive tier 1 instruction and teaching common SEL skills to teachers.

  •  Advocating for her role while maintaining boundaries and providing summer crisis resources for students.

  • New counselor advice to build relationships and focus on serving students effectively.

  • Malisa's self-published children's books related to her counseling lessons on topics like bullying prevention.

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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.

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