Circle of F.R.I.E.N.D.S Facilitator Guide

By: Susan Fee


Circle of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is a program for girls ages 8-14 that teaches them how to:

  • Develop a positive self-image
  • Maintain healthy friendships
  • Solve conflicts with effective communication
  • Build emotional strength
  • Manage stress

This guide is for parents, teachers, scout leaders, camp counselors, therapists, and community and church leaders.

In addition to include step-by-step instructions for getting your Circle of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. started, this guide also includes:

  • 65 small group activities
  • Icebreakers
  • Parent letters with tips for at-home support
  • Reproducible handouts on CD-ROM
  • Plus one year of free consulting on how to use this program

The Circle of F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Facilitator's Guide also includes:

  • Capable & Confident! Raising Empowered Girls CD
  • Building Resiliency: 68 Coping Strategies for Surviving & Thriving During Adversity booklet on CD-ROM

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Lakeshore Educational & Counseling Services, Inc.

5475 Liberty Avenue

Vermilion, Ohio 44089

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Dealing with Difficult People

By: Susan Fee


Dealing with difficult people can be challenging! Their behavior is often offensive and condescending leaving you emotionally and physically drained, and distracting you from focusing on more important issues. You may end up feeling angry, resentful, and stressed. But, difficult people can also serve a positive purpose. Think of them as teachers, and the lessons they share are all about you. Every encounter teaches you about your own strengths, weaknesses, hot buttons, and boundaries. Once you learn the lesson, difficult people cease being a problem in your life.

You are a teacher too; you teach others how to treat you by what you allow. This is a powerful concept that is not intended to place blame or shame, but rather to reinforce that you have the power to change your outcome! There's no guarantee that somebody will stop being difficult, but you get to decide whether that person will negatively impact your life.

Dealing With Difficult People is a booklet filled with 83 concise tips for handling button pushers - those challenging people who seem to know exactly what to say and do to get under your skin.

At Lakeshore Educational & Counseling Services we are pleased to offer quality and informative resources to support our educational topics. Purchase one copy for yourself, or purchase several copies as gifts for family, friends, colleagues and staff.

Dealing with Mean Girls

By:Susan Fee


As the saying goes, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me." But, in the case of young girls, mean words really can hurt. It's especially painful when those words are from your daughter's former best friend! Girls' friendships can be complex. One day they're planning sleep overs and the next day, they're not talking. Perhaps your daughter is the target of mean girls who are attacking her with dirty looks and vicious gossip. Or, maybe she has difficulty making friends and feels socially isolated.

The tips in this booklet will teach you how to empower your daughter with crucial skills, respond to her friendship troubles, and partner with schools. With the right support, she'll learn how to survive mean girls and thrive in healthy friendships. 

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A Study in Psalms

By: Judi Fischer


Do you have a desire to be all God wants you to be? Do you want to learn more about God and understand His personal involvement in your life? Have you ever questioned His will and direction? This study will help you look at God through one of the most beloved books of the Bible - the book of Psalms. 

A Study in Psalms is divided into 25 lessons to assist you with personal study and devotion. It is also an excellent resource for groups studying and sharing together. You will learn new insights, be challenged, and experience encouragement as you soar to greater spiritual heights! 

​​Positive First Impressions: 83 Ways to Establish Confidence, Competence and Trust

By: Susan Fee


Is the image you project the one that you intend? Or, do people get the wrong idea about you?

You have thirty seconds or less to make a first impression. Whatever happens during that time sets the stage for future relationships. You're either creating positive impressions that will open doors, or negative impressions with untold consequences. Many times, we don't know that people might think poorly of us because they simply avoid us. Or we've unknowingly created obstacles in a relationship and have to work that much harder to establish trust. What do your communication skills say about you?

Positive First Impressions
is a booklet filled with 83 concise tips for improving your communication skills so that the first impression you make is a good one!

Building Resiliency:

By: Susan Fee


Have you ever been fired? Rejected? Suffered disappointment, illness, or lost a loved one? If so, you're not alone. At first your situation may feel insurmountable or unfair, especially if it happened unexpectedly. But your life is not over, just altered. Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from adversity.

Circumstances do not define you; your response to them does. So, what is your response? Many people rely on old habits that are ineffective and send them spiraling downward. Yet, every person has the innate ability to choose a different course if given better tools and guidance. Building Resiliency is a booklet filled with 68 concise tips for coping with adversity, change, or disappointment.

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Women of the Bible: Learning to be the Women God Wants You to Be

By: Judi Fischer


Do you want to be a woman of God? Do you want to learn from biblical women how to walk by faith? What is the "such a time as this" in your life, where God wants to use you? This study book is designed to be a celebration of the lives of selected women of the Old and New Testaments. We can learn from their weaknesses and strengths.

Women of the Bible is divided into 26 lessons to assist you with personal study and devotion. It is also an excellent resource for groups studying and sharing together. It will help you to continue on a life-long journey to become the woman God wants you to be!

Capable & Confident

By: Susan Fee


While parents want their daughters to feel capable and confident, they often say and do things that teach them to be just the opposite. In this program, learn how to avoid common parenting pitfalls that can sabotage the success of your daughter. You'll gain insight into "girl world" behavior and learn how to help girls:

  • Choose healthy friendships
  • Communicate assertively
  • Build self-esteem
  • Manage stress

Plus, you'll learn five steps every parent can take immediately to empower girls and examples of how to apply the suggestions in real life situations.

Secrets for Successful Presentations

By: Susan Fee


Whether your audience is two people or two hundred, making a presentation can be nerve-racking. Suddenly, everyone is staring at you. If you're not prepared, doubts can fill your mind: Is my face red? Is my voice shaking? What if my mind goes blank? What should I do with my hands? If you've ever felt this way, you're not alone!

Many people avoid public speaking at all costs - and there is a cost. In a competitive marketplace, your presentation skills can be the determining factor in whether or not you will receive a promotion, raise, recognition, or a new opportunity. Public speaking increases your professional visibility and credibility.

Building your skills will give you the confidence to speak up in any conversation and participate more fully in your community. Secrets for Successful Presentations is a booklet filled with 81 concise tips to help you prepare, practice, and deliver every presentation with confidence!