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Breakthrough Strategies to
Teach and Counsel
Troubled Youth

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Series of
K-12 Behavior and Classroom Management
Lesson Plans and Reproducible Worksheets


You’ve never seen a behavior and classroom management strategies series like this before. The Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth series of lesson plans and reproducible student worksheets is your fastest resource to turnaround students’ behavioral, social, emotional, and school problems.

look in bookStudent motivation lesson bookThese powerful behavior change books contain 20 lesson plans that are jam-packed with use-now behavior and classroom management strategies for K-12 students. Many lessons include printable worksheets that guide you to turning around students who present significant problems with bad attitudes, work refusal, bullying, anger management issues, depression, cyberbullying, school failure, violence, poor motivation, and much more.

This K-12 book series was created by veteran author and staff professional development trainer, Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. This landmark book set has the improved, cutting-edge techniques you need to prevent and manage even the most serious “kid problems.”

self-control anger worksheetThe Breakthrough Strategies series is packed with must-have, creative interventions to stop problems with violence, withdrawal, non-compliance, apathy, school failure, peer conflict, low self-esteem, bad attitudes, truancy, dropping out, and more. These approaches were created to work when conventional approaches fail. For use by anyone who needs more effective behavior and classroom management strategies for difficult or troubled students, these books are designed to work with children and youth in grades K through 12.

The Breakthrough Strategies books use a quick-access lesson plan format, with 20 lessons plans per book, and many lesson have reproducible student behavior improvement worksheets.

look in bookEducation motivation book Look at all the nice things people say about the Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth book series: Safe Learning magazine reviewed these books in their March/April 2001 issue: “Materials are short, brightly written, useful and full of unconventional wisdom.” The Portland Oregonian noted that “Youth Change publishes educational materials designed to teach disruptive students the social skills necessary for good classroom performance.” Youth Today Newspaper’s review praised the books as offering “good tips on approaching difficult topics.” Our Breakthrough Strategies lesson books live up to these reviews. Read more book reviews here. This series has also won awards and individual volumes have been included on many “Best of” lists.

student anger management lessonEach book comes with many attention-grabbing student worksheets that you can immediately print and use.

Get all the tools you need to do your job. The Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth set of 11 books was created by mental health experts to prevent or improve even the most serious student behavior problems. If you’re tired of fighting a losing battle for successful behavior and classroom management, the Breakthrough Strategies series is the way to turn it all around right now.


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Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth Series

Includes These 11 Volumes, Sold as a Set or Individually as eBooks or Paperback Books



The Last Chance School Success Guide

 school success guide for problem students

This is the solution for students who present serious behavior and classroom management problems. These engaging, hard-to-resist strategies use inventive methods created to produce improvement in attitude, behavior and motivation. These strategies are designed to work when conventional techniques fail.


Temper and Tantrum Tamers

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The best thing about this book is that the lessons guide you to easily teach all the skills that students need to acquire to function with less conflict and violence. These behavior management skills include the appropriate use of hands, face, arms, feet, mouth, and legs. This book even has the unexpected methods to motivate students to become willing to improve their self-control and behavior.


Education: Don’t Start the Century Without It


Here’s the solution for students who believe they’ll never need an education. Especially if your students hear at home that school isn’t important, this book can convincingly teach otherwise. The lessons “toss” students further into the future to dramatically convey the difficulties dropouts will face. If you want to “hit students over the head” with the importance of finishing school, you’ll use every lesson in this book.


 A Child’s Guide to Surviving in a Troubled Family

intervention book for families

Packed with lessons to assist children and teens to manage divorce, domestic violence, family substance abuse, and other major concerns, this book is perfect for counseling groups, the classroom or office. If you work with youth who struggle with their family’s pain, then put these sensitive, powerful lessons to work easing the pain that your children face.


Turn On the Turned-Off Student

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This book is filled with innovative motivational and classroom management strategies to turnaround the most negative, apathetic, bored, disinterested, jaded, oppositional, discouraged learner. There are even lessons for students who believe that school is unnecessary because they’ll marry a wealthy man, become a sports star or win the lottery.


All-Time Favorite Lessons

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Can’t decide which book to get because your students have a huge array of problems? Get the book that has a variety of lessons. These are the lessons that youth professionals have requested most. You’ll get problem-stopping lessons that target the range of different problems your students present from peer conflict to punctuality, from how to request help to bullying, from building esteem to accepting feedback from others.


Build On-the-Job Success Skills

Build Job Success Skills Book

This book is for anyone who prepares youth to succeed in life or on the job. The lessons and behavior management worksheets rapidly train youth to become prepared, motivated, on time, appropriately behaved workers. This book is perfect for youngsters who think that they “know it all already.” Topics include: Say “yes” to the boss, excuses, following directions, interacting with co-workers, punctuality and pay checks.

Coping Skills Sampler

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This book covers all types of coping problems. Each lesson focuses on one single coping problem area such as gangs, setting goals, self-esteem, denial and honesty. Each lesson uses a colorful, engaging approach to teach new behaviors, attitudes and motivation to oppositional, depressed, defiant, negative, discouraged, withdrawn or uncooperative youth and children. The book to turn to when conventional strategies fail.

 What Every Girl Needs to Know About the Real World

Girl Needs to Know About Real World book

Finally, a book for girls’ special problems. This book is a must-have for anyone who helps girls and young women manage like domestic violence, sexual abuse, date rape, teen pregnancy, teen parenting, and esteem. Problem areas are gently explained then solutions offered. Using humor, cartoons and unconventional interventions, girls are eased into making changes they otherwise might resist.


Learning to Like the Kid in the Mirror

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This unique and powerful book has inventive lessons to build esteem in children. The attention-grabbing, engaging activities are light ways to teach kids to value themselves. The lessons use cartoons to reach children who live in abusive homes, face family problems or are withdrawn, negative or oppositional. Inside this book are the very best, most compelling strategies to rapidly improve the self-worth of children and teens.


Ready, Set, Go! For Independent Living

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This is the one book that has everything you need to help youth to one day move into independent living. The lessons teach independent readiness skills like securing housing, interacting with property managers and budgeting. The book features “Independence Man,” who teaches skills in a way that engages even negative, uncooperative, “I know it already,” youth into benefitting from the lessons.


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About Ruth Herman Wells
Author/Trainer Ruth Herman Wells, M.S. is the director of Youth Change Professional Development Workshops. In 2011, Ruth was rated as a Top 10 U.S. K-12 educational and motivational speaker by Speakerwiki and Speakermix. She is the author of several book series, a columnist, adjunct professor for two universities, and a popular keynote speaker and workshop presenter. Ruth's dozens of books includes Temper and Tantrum Tamers and Turn On the Turned-Off Student.