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We’re glad you’re here! Below you’ll find resources to help make the PSCA school counselor’s job just a little bit easier.

Experience How 5 Radical Minutes Can Change Your Small Groups

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Enjoy these additions to your tool belt as you move forward in life. From previews of our counselor program to free access to suicide prevention tools, videos on how to talk about suicide with kids to useful resources like on how to read a death announcement, we’ve got you covered. PSCA membership sure was worth your investment!

Crisis Management Institute’s Prevention Program

5 Radical Minutes delivers increased connection in a simple yet insightful manner.

Because students and staff have a range of uncertainties and anxieties (especially now during Covid), our mission this school year is to support schools in gaining student, staff, and family trust as we return to learning.

Now more than ever, students and staff need the opportunity to connect with others in new ways and develop mutual support and caring. 5 Radical Minute’s daily practice teaches new rules of engagement: to listen more openly, to reflect more quietly, and to respond more thoughtfully.

Given the constraints, uncertainty, and differences from one locale to another, we have created much more adaptability in the delivery of program content. Whether your school is on-site, distance learning, or a combination of the two, program use is easy, seamless, and effective.

  • Cheri Lovre’s 5 Radical Minutes curriculum addresses our world's need to engage in productive dialogue head on. This solution to affecting change is packaged in an easy to follow curriculum that takes just 5 minutes daily. Cheri is just the credible source to provide us with this pro-active approach to improving relationships, and therefore improving our schools and society.

    Dr. Becky J. Berg, Ed.D Marysville School District Superintendent, Marysville Washington
  • I witnessed Cheri Lovre’s intervention in a school community torn by racial divide. Guided by her expertise, the community was brought together – parents, students and school personnel. Cheri Lovre fostered deep and meaningful discussion between all parties, some of whom, just hours prior, had refused to share the same room. Her skill facilitated expressions of deeper understanding, compassion, even forgiveness in the community. Her guidance led to a palpable change in school climate, exactly the prescription so needed to help students and parents experience school as a safe place of learning and human growth. I couldn’t recommend her work more highly.    

    Linda Shoemaker School Counselor, Lancaster County PA
  • Cheri Lovre is the embodiment of what she teaches. As a master communicator, with skill and compassion, she can help transform a school. During 9/11, 2001, I was Director of Pupil Personnel Services in the NYC school district, surrounding the World Trade Center. The advice, warmth and wisdom Cheri offered, while essential during crisis is needed everyday, in every school, facing the challenges and stressors of daily lives.

    Marjorie Robbins Pupil Personnel Services Director for NYCBOE, District Two, Lower Manhattan
  • 5 Radical Minutes is the foundation of our classroom interactions and relationships. It's helped students immediately feel more comfortable talking with each other and sharing ideas without fear or judgement. We've been able to discuss issues we don't normally get to explore. The connections that they've made with each other at the start of each class has helped with group projects, conflict resolution, and overall acceptance of each other. My students love the program!

    Sondra Belfrey Central Valley School District Elementary Teacher, Washington
  • Using the 5 Radical Minutes program with my freshmen gave me a chance to include all students in the classroom activities. Students had a chance to interact with each other on a daily basis. Pairing students together allowed them to interact with students they might normally not interact with. It brought a level of comfort to the classroom that allowed all students to contribute to the classroom activities. The various topics of discussion kept the conversation fresh and allowed the students to add their own unique personality to the classroom.

    Patrick Murphy Black Horse Pike School District Mathematics Teacher, New Jersey

Resources for
Suicide Prevention

It takes every single one of us to make a difference in the lives of our children. These tools provide means for you to educate teachers, parents, and community members and to work with students more effectively on suicide prevention.

The Thought Process that Leads to Suicide

This web page walks through the stairsteps of passing thoughts of suicide, to rehearsal of a plan, and the implementation of that plan.

Suicide Warning Signs, Myths and Truths

Learn the warning signs, myths and truths about suicide. This PDF is suitable to share with staff, students, parents, and community members.

Wildfire Recovery

5 Radical Minutes for Counselors now includes a 10-week series to help staff and students affected by wildfires. As each set of prompts for Counselors, these can serve as a group check-in or be used for the entire group time.

School Crisis Response: Covid Edition

Our new resource walks you through the ins and outs of challenges and provides activities that make the concepts specific to your needs. You’ll finish with a clear understanding on how to navigate diverse aspects of our current plight.

Webinar: Critical Social Emotional Considerations for Covid

This webinar covers practical solutions that address the staff, student, and family social emotional needs during Covid.

The Little Book of Courage for the Big Pandemic

This book is not just about surviving the lock-down, it is all about recovery and living well into the next year or two.

As students and teachers return to in-person and leave the isolation and the limitations of this past year, they’re still headed into uncharted territory. This roadmap for individual recovery helps clarify some of what we can predict and provides a structure for those elements we couldn’t have foreseen.


Check Out Our Parent Program

A supporting parent program is available to teach parents how to listen to their children, how to provide a safe space for their children to speak their truths. This positive reinforcement at home will only enhance outcomes at school and increase resilience in school youth.

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