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children's author

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Julia Cook & Kristen Perrotti 
2018 MASCA Conference

Julia is nationally recognized as an award-winning children’s book author and parenting expert. As a former school counselor, Julia often used children’s books to enhance her classroom lessons. She has presented in thousands of schools across the country and abroad, and regularly speaks at national education and counseling conferences. She has published nearly 100 children’s books on a wide range of characters and social development topics. Her books showcase her innate ability to enter the worldview of a child through storybooks, giving children both the “what to say” and the “how to say it.” The goal behind her work is to actively involve youngsters in fun, memorable stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspiration for her books comes from working with children and carefully listening to counselors, parents, and teachers, in order to stay on top of needs in the classroom and at home.

anxiety expert

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Click to listen to Lynn's weekly
podcast "Flusterclux"

Lynn Lyons is a psychotherapist, author, and speaker from Concord, New Hampshire. She has her own private practice and specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children. She travels globally as a speaker and trainer on the subject of anxiety, its role in families, and the need for a preventative approach at home and in schools.

Teaching SEL skills makes a difference.
Click to see what the research says!

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Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is a trusted source for high-quality, evidence-based social and emotional learning (SEL). CASEL supports educators and policy leaders, and enhances the experiences and outcomes for all PreK-12 students.

teaching social competencies


Social Thinking vocab is often
used in SEL groups

The work from Social Thinking provides interventionists (teachers, speech language pathologists, therapists, clinicians, parents) and social learners with frameworks, tools, skills and a shared language to improve social competencies—more than just social skills. Their goal is to help people learn explicitly how to engage in social information processing; how to attend, interpret, problem solve and respond in any situation—the thinking and doing skills that will aid them in becoming increasingly successful in the social world throughout their lives.

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