Author Archives: Insitute Therapy Staff

Poetry to Inspire

Praise Song for the Day Elizabeth Alexander Each day we go about our business, walking past each other, catching each other’s eyes or not, about to speak or speaking. All about us is noise. All about us is noise and bramble, thorn and din, each one of our ancestors on our tongues. Someone is stitching

Respect Activities

Courtney Macavinta and Andrea Vander Pluym are the authors of Respect: A Girl’s Guide to Getting Respect & Dealing When Your Line Is Crossed. About the book: “Quotes and advice from teen girls, true stories, and facts keep it real. Activities, journaling exercises, ideas for what teens can say when they are upset or pressured, and

Activities for Learning How to Compliment

Bullying Prevention: Creating a Positive School Climate And Developing Social Competence by Pamela Orpinas and Arthur M. Horne is a rich resource for practical and effective anti-bullying programming. It’s chock full of research, programming information, resources, and some activities to build skills. Here’s one of our favorite activities from the book. These activities are useful for

Resources for Parents of Middle Schoolers

For the middle school student, survival includes navigating new social relationships, more academic demands, exciting after-school activities, new feelings and body changes, and lots more decisions. It’s a time when family relationships change & connection gets re-defined. Here are a few books and websites that may be helpful resources for your pre-teen & teen during

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