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    Chat with the FightSong! Team
    Conferences

    Chat with the FightSong! Team

    List of conferences that FightSong! plan on attending through March 6th.
    Mental Health Awareness Month
    Lifestyle

    Mental Health Awareness Month

    The Connection Between Mental Health Awareness and ‘Anti-Bullying’ With the national dialog on mental health awareness continues, bullying has become a vague word lately. It is as simple as cause and effect; something caused a student to lash out, and there will be effects from it on other students. It…
    New Antibullying Task Forces in Kansas
    Lifestyle

    New Antibullying Task Forces in Kansas

    On March 15th, Stephan Bisaha did story on KMUW, a National Public Radio affiliate out of Wichita, KS. The transcript is included below, courtesy of Stephan Bisaha and KMUW. If Kansas has spent years of resources devoted to fighting bullying in schools, why hasn’t anything improved?Robert Harrington, an instructor on…
    Tiplines Make Police Act As School Counselors
    Tip Lines

    Tiplines Make Police Act As School Counselors

    Tiplines force police to deal with what school counselors are trained to. How does that impact students? 
    Anonymous Tiplines: A Source of Bullying
    Tip Lines

    Anonymous Tiplines: A Source of Bullying

    In 2019, school administrators know that anonymous tip lines mean managing false reports. Here we examine the 43 year old anonymous tip line, its pitfalls and how anti-bullying apps can increase bullying behaviors in schools. How to improve anonymous tip lines What is an anonymous tip line?The idea behind an…
    Do Tip Lines Replace School Counselors with Police?
    Tip Lines

    Do Tip Lines Replace School Counselors with Police?

    A popular instrument of policing in and out of schools, the anonymous tip line has been featured frequently in the news lately. When the system works, police intervene. What does that mean for students? Where do school counselors come in to the equation? In 2019, violence in schools is on…
    Super Counselor-Con 2019
    Conferences

    Super Counselor-Con 2019

    We’re super excited about Super Counselor-Con in Scottsdale! FightSong! will be there in support of school counselors along with the other copper sponsors of the conference: Anytown, Terros Health, NorthBridge, Huntington University, College Covered, Universal Technical Institute and RMACAC.Best of luck on the Twitter Scavenger Hunt, have a blast in…
    How to Improve the Student to School Counselor Ratio and Lessen the School Counselor Workload
    Education

    How to Improve the Student to School Counselor Ratio and Lessen the School Counselor Workload

    250 students for every 1 school counselor. This is the recommended ratio for public school students around the country. (EdWeek)The real average is 492-1, this tragic disparity is considered a best case scenario. Many public schools are nearly twice that ratio and some even have no on site counselors.The question…
    Improve Anonymous Tip Lines in Schools
    Tip Lines

    Improve Anonymous Tip Lines in Schools

    Something missing from most anonymous tip lines is in analytics reporting. Reporting apps with analytics allow administrators to track the health of their school communities and strategically plan. Without a way to measure how you’re doing, how do you know the intervention your school is working?

    Who Are The FightSong! Heroes?

      Ashlan Park

      Ashlan Park

      John wanted to break as many stereotypes about Asians as he could. “Asian characters: they’re nerdy, they’re never really cool unless they’re martial artists or something like that. I thought making Ashlan a DJ would be...a very positive and cool representation."
      Aisha Powell

      Aisha Powell

      Aisha's dress is a little more formal-- she wants to become a teacher and she takes herself very seriously. "Aisha comes from the girls and women that were a part of my life and that I haven’t had a chance to see a lot of."
      Reese Carter

      Reese Carter

      Reese found out a friend, a (female) skater, refused to report some students who were physically threatening her every single day in person and on Facebook. When Reese reported it through FS! - He felt like he was protecting his best friend from what he saw was an escalating threat…
      Victor Romero

      Victor Romero

      Even before Victor lost his arm in a car accident when he was 15, Victor had depression. Victor decided to DM his school counselor using FightSong figuring he didn't have anything to lose. His counselor messaged back right away, inviting him into her office and confirming he was safe. Feeling…
      Kai Greene

      Kai Greene

      Getting involved is more important when you’re a part of a marginalized community,” John told us, which is why Kai became an activist. When describing Kai’s gender presentation, John adds that the artist, “wanted everything to read as more neutral."
      Fariha Kapoor

      Fariha Kapoor

      A complicated character like the rest of the FS! Heroes, “She’s a really good basketball player and she’s taking the classic jock character and turning it on its head a bit.”
      John Berry

      John Berry

      John Berry is an Animator, Illustrator, and Teacher currently living and working in Kansas City, MO.

      Our FightSong! Heroes were created as uniquely complicated individuals that all students could find a little bit of themselves in.

      Every FightSong! school receives art quality posters featuring all of the characters and they can be seen throughout our website and social media.

       

        National Mental Health Month
        3 days ago

        National Mental Health Month

        As mental health advocates, we are proudly celebrating May being National Mental Health Month at FightSong!Did you know that National…
        How to Improve the Student to School Counselor Ratio and Lessen the School Counselor Workload
        3 days ago

        How to Improve the Student to School Counselor Ratio and Lessen the School Counselor Workload

        250 students for every 1 school counselor. This is the recommended ratio for public school students around the country. (EdWeek)The…
        Mental Health Awareness Month
        1 week ago

        Mental Health Awareness Month

        The Connection Between Mental Health Awareness and ‘Anti-Bullying’ With the national dialog on mental health awareness continues, bullying has become…
        Making Friends at #NCEA19
        2 weeks ago

        Making Friends at #NCEA19

        Hanging out with the Pope. Staci and Kacy are having a fantastic time making friends at the National Catholic Educational…
        Dad and Daughter Co-Found Antibullying App They Wish They’d Had
        3 weeks ago

        Dad and Daughter Co-Found Antibullying App They Wish They’d Had

        Wichita, KS. Both James Smith and his daughter Staci were bullied in school. When Staci came to James for support,…
        New Antibullying Task Forces in Kansas
        April 1, 2019

        New Antibullying Task Forces in Kansas

        On March 15th, Stephan Bisaha did story on KMUW, a National Public Radio affiliate out of Wichita, KS. The transcript…
        Being a Jack of All Trades
        March 18, 2019

        Being a Jack of All Trades

        The education system is a frontier that all students must cross, and School Counselors hold the 'survival kit,' guiding them…
        Tiplines Make Police Act As School Counselors
        March 16, 2019

        Tiplines Make Police Act As School Counselors

        Tiplines force police to deal with what school counselors are trained to. How does that impact students? 
        John Berry
        February 24, 2019

        John Berry

        John Berry is an Animator, Illustrator, and Teacher currently living and working in Kansas City, MO.
        Chat with the FightSong! Team
        February 23, 2019

        Chat with the FightSong! Team

        List of conferences that FightSong! plan on attending through March 6th.

        NOT ANOTHER TIP LINE

        EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

        • Education

          Science of Stress and Anxiety

          Anxiety is born from stress, but not all stress is bad. There is a performance curve related to stress level. Learning how your body reacts to stress and changing how you react to stress is the first step in overcoming anxiety and avoiding burnout.

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        • Counselor Resources

          National Mental Health Month

          As mental health advocates, we are proudly celebrating May being National Mental Health Month at FightSong!Did you know that National Mental Health Month began in 1949? It was founded  “to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives, and to celebrate recovery from mental illness.”…

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        • Education

          How to Improve the Student to School Counselor Ratio and Lessen the School Counselor Workload

          250 students for every 1 school counselor. This is the recommended ratio for public school students around the country. (EdWeek)The real average is 492-1, this tragic disparity is considered a best case scenario. Many public schools are nearly twice that ratio and some even have no on site counselors.The question…

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