George Lucas Educational Foundation

Julie Baron

Clinical Social Worker, Adolescent Therapist, Former Middle School Counselor, Author

Julie Baron is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Rockville, MD specializing in treating adolescents and their families. She has dedicated her 22 year career to working on issues relevant to adolescents and treating them in a variety of settings including community based mental health, home based services, residential treatment, public and private schools and private practice. She provides, individual, group, and family therapy, school advocacy services, and trainings to adolescents, parents and professionals on a range of issues relevant to adolescent development, including social aggression and bullying, cybersocializing, and positive school climate. She is the co-author of "What Works with Teens: A Professional's Guide to Engaging Authentically with Adolescents to Achieve Lasting Change", New Harbinger Publications.

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  • Classroom Management

    6 Rules for Being Transparent with Teens: Authentic Relationships Lead to Engagement

  • Classroom Management

    Teen Engagement in Learning Starts With Respect

    Adolescents learn more easily when they feel heard, understood, and cared about. Teachers should see teen reactions and attitudes through the lens of behavioral development.