Emotional Support Through Art, Yoga, Mindfulness and More
Author: Bonnie Thomas
Presenting creative activities to young people who need to develop coping and self-care skills, this practical and fun book is ideal for practitioners working with young people who are feeling voiceless, ineffective or fearful at life events.
Activities for Self Care and Emotional Support including Art, Yoga, and Mindfulness
Author: Bonnie Thomas
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
This photocopiable activity book helps teens and tweens who are feeling voiceless, ineffective or fearful in response to events at a world, community or individual level. It incorporates exercises using art and craft, nutrition, mindfulness, yoga and other movement based activities. This book offers dozens of suggestions, interventions, and activities for ways that tweens and teens can care for their physical and mental health, including managing life's stressors, how to recognize 'red flags' in a relationship, and listening to their body's intuition more often. Ideal for mental health counselors, social workers, program coordinators, and other providers working with this age group, it can also be used by parents.
The only evidence-based program available for teaching socialskills to adolescents with autism spectrum disorders Two nationally known experts in friendship formation and anxietymanagement address the social challenges faced by adolescents withautism spectrum disorders (ASD). The book helps educators instructyouth on conversing with others, displaying appropriate bodylanguage, managing anxiety, initiating and participating inget-togethers, and more. The book is filled with helpfulinformation on ASD to aid teachers who have received littletraining on the topic. Extremely practical, the book includeslesson plans, checklists, and sidebars with helpful advice. Based on UCLA's acclaimed PEERS program, the onlyevidence-based approach to teaching social skills to adolescentswith ASD Contains best practices for working with parents, which is thekey to helping kids learn social skills The authors discuss the pros and cons of teaching students withASD in educational settings like full inclusion (good for academicsbut bad for social skills) and pull-out special day classes (wherethe reverse is true) Provides a much-needed book for teachers at all levels forhelping students develop the skills they need to be successful.
The Development of Thinking and Learning in the Age of Information
Author: Balu H. Athreya
This important text synthesizes the state of knowledge related to thinking and technology and provides strategies for helping young people cultivate thinking skills required to navigate the new digital landscape. The rise of technology has resulted in new ways of searching and communicating information among youth, often creating information “overload”. We do not know how the new technologies will affect the ways young people learn and think. There are plenty of warnings about the dangers of information technology, but there is also enormous potential for technology to aid human thinking, which this book explores from an open-minded perspective. Coverage Includes: - An up to date review of the literature on thinking skills in general, and in relation to technology.- Practical guidelines for thinking with technology.- A scholarly review of the characteristics of the digital generation.- A discussion of the various steps involved in the thinking process.- A historical context of the Information Age and the transition from oral history, to printing press, to the Internet. Thinking Skills for the Digital Generation: The Development of Thinking and Learning in the Age of Information is an invaluable reference for educators and research professionals particularly interested in educational technology, and improving thinking and problem-solving skills.
This book provides coping skills to assist tweens and teens through what has been suggested as the most difficult developmental phase of life. The book can be used more as a "cookbook" with recipes to make your day better. One of the great things about this book is the reader does not have to read the book all the way through, and can even randomly open the book to a coping skill to try for the day. These coping skills are creative, fun, calming, and many are supported by research to enhance your mood. This book is written at about a 4th or 5th grade reading-level so most individuals in this age-range will be able to understand the material. "Happy" reading!
Ninety Activities That Teach Children, Adolescents, and Adults Skills Crucial to Success in Life (3rd Ed.)
Author: John M. Malouff
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Since the publication of the first edition in 1998, the authors have maintained a strong interest in positive psychology focusing on skills and methods for living effectively and happily. This updated and revised third edition provides descriptions of 90 engaging activities that can be used to teach valuable, social, emotional, and problem-solving skills. Some of the skills taught include identifying and expressing one's own emotions, identifying emotions in others, coping with stressors, making and keeping friends, setting goals, and solving real-life problems. The game and challenge aspects of the activities engage the trainee in the activity, while the instructional aspects of the book explain to the trainee how and when to apply a skill in everyday life. The book provides background information on the value of the skills taught by the activities, guidance on how to use the activities to maximum effect, and examples of how various types of trainees reacted to the activities. The skills taught range from the elementary, such as identifying emotions others are experiencing, to the sophisticated, such as providing leadership and solving real-life problems. Counselors, psychotherapists, teachers, and parents can use the activities to facilitate the development of important skills in maladjusted or well-adjusted individuals. Rhea Zakich, creator of the Ungame, wrote in the foreword: “I'm struck by the breadth and practicality of the subjects covered and I appreciate the suggested discussion topics at the end of each activity. . . . The fact that many of these exercises involve the entire person, body, mind and emotions, will help the participants retain what they learn and be more apt to transfer their learning to everyday life.”
Good clinical practice is impossible without an understanding of the ways in which patients present their complaints. Patients have their own styles of coping and of expressing their concerns, and without a clear understanding of these the clinician may find successful and swift diagnosis and treatment much harder to achieve. Coping and Complaining provides essential guidance for clinicians on how to identify various coping styles, and how to improve the quality of discourse with people of different backgrounds and ages. Drawing on a diverse range of evidence from such areas as developmental psychology, and theories on learning and memory, Coping and Complaining provides essential information on identification of patients' coping styles, focusing on such areas as: · The latest developments in attachment theory · The neurobiology of emotional development, and the biology of language development · Primary processes in early development · Communication, role play, the moral order of the consultation, and emotional first aid · Consequences for preventive medicine Coping and Complaining presents stimulating new approaches to consultations with patients and creative new ways of looking at health promotion.
Covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.