More Creative Coping Skills for Children

Activities, Games, Stories, and Handouts to Help Children Self-regulate

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 256

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This collection of fun and adaptable activities, games, stories and handouts is a complete resource for supporting children coping with stress and difficult emotions. From engaging arts and crafts, to interactive stories and relaxing meditations, all the interventions and activities are thematically structured so that each chapter contains the means for building specific skills or overcoming behavioral issues. Each chapter contains suggested goals, positive affirmations and photocopiable handouts to enable a child to continue practising and learning new life skills outside of sessions with parents or professionals. The activities in this book are ideal for use with children aged 3-12 to help them rebalance and gain a strong grasp on their emotions.

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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Everyone has different needs when it comes to coping with life's stressors, and children are no different. Some need quiet and soothing activities to calm them down, whereas others require more physical activity or intense sensory input to relax their minds and bodies. This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities and make-it-yourself workbooks for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. There is something for every child: whether they are dynamic and creative or more cerebral and literal. Projects include making wish fairies, dream catchers, and mandalas; managing unstructured time with activities such as creating comics, dioramas and tongue twisters; and simple ideas for instant soothing, such as taking deep breaths, blowing bubbles, making silly faces, and playing music. Creative Coping Skills for Children also includes specific interventions for anxious or grieving children such as making worry dolls and memory shrines. This book is full of fun, easy, creative project ideas for parents of children aged 3–12, teachers, counselors, play therapists, social workers, and all professionals working with children.

Creative Coping Skills for Teens and Tweens

Activities for Self Care and Emotional Support including Art, Yoga, and Mindfulness

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 232

View: 161

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.

101 Mindful Arts-Based Activities to Get Children and Adolescents Talking

Working with Severe Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Using Found and Everyday Objects

Author: Dawn D'Amico

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Many children who have experienced serious trauma are withdrawn and closed off, making it difficult to engage with them in therapy effectively. This book offers a compendium of therapeutic activities that will help children who have endured painful abuse to open up, so that they can learn to express their feelings and therapy can be directed towards their individual needs. From useful techniques for bridging memory gaps to using masks for self-expression, the innovative activities use mindfulness, art and play to help children feel relaxed and responsive. The activities require very little preparation, and use only everyday items that are easy to access and can be used time and time again. Case studies throughout offer a helpful demonstration of how the activities work in practice. This is an ideal resource for use with children in therapeutic, home and school settings. It is appropriate to use with children aged 5-17 who have experienced trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, forced migration and severe neglect, as well as those with acute depression, anxiety and behavioural difficulties.

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

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Coping with life's stresses is difficult for everybody, but can be especially challenging for teenagers, who often feel isolated and misunderstood. Creative expression through art, craft, and writing is a natural and effective way of helping young people to explore and communicate personal identity. This book is bursting with art and journal activities, creative challenges, and miniature projects for bedrooms and other personal spaces, all of which help teenagers to understand and express who they are and what is important to them. These fun ideas can be tailored to suit the individual, and require minimal equipment and even less artistic know-how, so can be enjoyed by all. The book concludes with a useful section for counselors and other professionals who work with young people, which explains how these activities can be incorporated into treatment goals. This imaginative and insightful book is a useful resource for all therapists, social workers, and counselors who wish to encourage self-expression in teenagers.

Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children

Author: Liana Lowenstein

Publisher: Champion Press (Canada)

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 195

View: 246

A uniquely creative compilation of activities to help bereaved children express feelings of grief, diffuse traumatic reminders, address self-blame, commemorate the deceased, and learn coping strategies. Includes special activities for children dealing with the suicide or murder of a loved one. It covers a theoretical overview for practitioners, tips for caregivers and schools, and a ten-week curriculum for use in therapy or support groups. A must-have for grief counsellors, group facilitators, and school personnel.

My Feeling Better Workbook

Help for Kids Who Are Sad and Depressed

Author: Sara Hamil

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 122

View: 276

Presents activities based on cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and art therapy to help children explore their feelings and combat the negative self-talk that depletes their motivation and self-esteem.

Coping for Capable Kids

Strategies for Parents, Teachers, and Students

Author: Leonora M. Cohen

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 257

Giftedness, coping with problems common to gifted kids, teaching for coping, family functioning and coping,coping strategies, coping skills and dealing with concerns and worries.

I Can Be Me

A Helping Book for Children of Alcoholic Parents

Author: Dianne S. O'Connor

Publisher: Author House

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

View: 251

Has drug or alcohol abuse in your family caused your child to become withdrawn or to act out? Is addiction in a family member contributing to upset and stress in your child? Do you want to help your child understand the problem and communicate about his/her feelings? Do you want to help your child develop healthier coping strategies? I Can Be Me is a helping book for professionals and parents who want to help children of alcoholic parents. Written for children ages 4 to 12, it can be read by a child alone or worked through with a caring adult. Simple line drawings and text speak to children in a language they understand and are based on the real experiences of children with addicted parents. Written from the perspective of children whose parents are addicted to alcohol and various other drugs, this book helps children take off the masks that hide their true feelings and educates them about alcohol or drug abuse in the family. Entertaining drawings and simple text make this book easy to understand and invite children to add their own thoughts and feelings. Children often feel alone in homes where alcoholism or drug abuse is present. I Can Be Me helps children understand more about addiction and realize that they are not to blame for their parents problems. Through a series of creative exercises and activities children learn about healthy coping strategies and that they are not alone. Eight separate units make this book an ideal companion to counseling or support group sessions. Parents or counselors can also use a single section to address the unique concerns of an individual child.

The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

Author: Lindsey Joiner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 675

For difficult or challenging children and teenagers in therapeutic or school settings, creative activities can be an excellent way of increasing enjoyment and boosting motivation, making the sessions more rewarding and successful for everyone involved. This resource provides over one hundred tried-and-tested fun and imaginative therapeutic activities and ideas to unleash the creativity of children and teenagers aged 5+. Employing a variety of expressive arts including art, music, stories, poetry and film, the activities are designed to teach social skills development, anger control strategies, conflict resolution and thinking skills. Also included are character education activities and ideas for conducting therapeutic day camps, including sample schedules and handouts. The activities can be used in many different settings with all ages, are flexible, and can be adapted for use with individuals or groups. Brimming with imaginative ideas, this resource will be invaluable to anyone working with children and teenagers, including school counselors, social workers, therapists, psychologists and teachers.