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More Creative Coping Skills for Children

Author : Bonnie Thomas
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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

Author : Bonnie Thomas
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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.

Developing Everyday Coping Skills in the Early Years

Author : Erica Frydenberg
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This evidence-based book will help parents and practitioners to develop children's coping skills through arts and language-based strategies.

Creative Coping Skills for Teens and Tweens

Author : Bonnie Thomas
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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.

Creative Expression Activities for Teens

Author : Bonnie Thomas
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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.

101 Creative Strategies for Helping Children with High Stress Levels

Author : Donna Forrest
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This book provides a collection of strategies (including reproducible student worksheets) specifically designed for you to use to help highly stressed children to learn about what are normal anxious feelings, explore how to cope with the stressors that lead to these feelings, identify and express specific current and past fears, learn and practice appropriate coping skills.

David s Secret Soccer Goals

Author : Caroline Levine
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David is much like any other boy who loves playing soccer, but when the chance comes up to go and stay at Champions Soccer Camp, David has to face up to his biggest embarrassment, wetting the bed. David stands up bravely to his sister's taunts and a nervous visit to the doctor, but will he be able to control his bed wetting in time for Camp? David's Secret Soccer Goals is a warm and sensitive look inside the mind of a boy with bed wetting problems. It delicately highlights the fears and worries that a child in this position can go through, whilst also giving practical advice on how to deal positively with the situation.

Creative Ways to Help Children Manage Anxiety

Author : Fiona Zandt
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This book sets out therapeutic activities to help children aged 4-12 years and their families to better understand and manage anxiety. It explains how to work with anxious children, providing a framework for assessment and therapy that draws on CBT, ACT and narrative therapy approaches. Lots of practical tips for therapists are included and important developmental considerations are discussed, including adapting therapy for children with developmental difficulties, and working with families and schools. Over 50 playful therapeutic activities are included, which have been developed through the authors' extensive work with children, giving children an arsenal of coping strategies. They focus on key areas such as understanding anxiety, managing anxious thoughts, and building resilience and use readily available, inexpensive materials and downloadable templates which are provided in the book. This is the perfect tool for therapists looking for playful and purposeful ways to work with children with anxiety.

Coping for Capable Kids

Author : Leonora M. Cohen
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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.

My Feeling Better Workbook

Author : Sara Hamil
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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.

Creative Interventions with Traumatized Children Second Edition

Author : Cathy A. Malchiodi
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A trusted, bestselling resource, this volume demonstrates a range of creative approaches for facilitating children's emotional reparation and recovery from trauma. Experts in play, art, music, movement, and drama therapy, as well as bibliotherapy, describe step-by-step strategies for working with children, families, and groups. Rich with case material and artwork, the book is both practical and user-friendly. Specific types of stressful experiences include parental loss, child abuse, family violence, bullying, and mass trauma. Important developments in neurobiology, self-regulation, and resilience and posttraumatic growth are highlighted in this substantial revision. New to This Edition: *Chapters on art therapy and EMDR, body maps and dissociation, sandtray play, resiliency-based movement therapy, work with clay, mindfulness, and stress reduction with music therapy. *Updated and expanded discussions of trauma-informed therapy and the neurobiological basis for creative interventions. *The chapter on mass violence has been extensively rewritten with new case material on the Sandy Hook school shooting. This e-book edition features 65 full-color illustrations. (Illustrations will appear in black and white on black-and-white e-readers).

Affect Creative Experience and Psychological Adjustment

Author : Sandra Walker Russ
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Previously neglected, more and more "affect and creativity" is recognized as an area that is important to research and exciting to investigate. Affect, Creative Experience, and Psychological Adjustment presents the very latest ideas and research by leaders in the field about the role of affect in the creative process. This book is an arena where new theories and concepts are presented, research findings compared and discussed, methodological issues wrestled with, and future research directions outlined. This volume addresses the key questions in this emerging area through a superb balance of strong research and a presentation of current concepts and syntheses as groundwork for future empirical investigations.

CPS for Kids

Author : Bob Eberle
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Guide children to new heights with the Creative Problem Solving methods outlined in CPS for Kids. This book will teach your students an exciting and powerful problem-solving method from start to finish. Each step in the process, from finding problems, to finding solutions, is outlined in detail and includes accompanying activities on reproducible pages. Designed for students in grades 2–8, these activities are challenging and interesting. Creative Problem Solving is a process that allows people to apply both creative and critical thinking to find solutions to everyday problems. CPS can eliminate the tendency to approach problems in a haphazard manner and, consequently, prevents surprises and/or disappointment with the solution. Students will learn to work together or individually to find appropriate and unique solutions to real-world problems they may face by using this tested method. Most importantly, they will be challenged to think both creatively and critically as they tackle each problem they face. CPS for Kids includes 30 reproducible classroom activities.

Creative Responses to Child Sexual Abuse

Author : Sue Richardson
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Despite heightened media attention and the increase in professional knowledge about child abuse, many children are still being failed by the system. Using attachment theory as a foundation, this book addresses in depth the acute practice dilemmas concerning children who, despite the climate of increased awareness, multi-disciplinary cooperation and legislative and procedural change, cannot easily be protected. The contributors give guidelines for working with the children, in particular those who, unable to disclose their experience themselves, are the most difficult to support. Illustrated throughout with case material and informed by the experiences of survivors themselves, the book presents a framework for well managed and resourced, flexible and integrated intervention with children, their families, and the community that will enable professionals and families to work together to break the `cycle of abuse'.

Helping Children to Cope with Change Stress and Anxiety

Author : Deborah Plummer
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Plummer offers over 100 activities aimed at helping children to build emotional resilience. With a mixture of short, snappy activities and longer guided visualizations, these exercises are suitable for use with individuals or groups, and many are appropriate for use with children with complex needs or speech and language difficulties.

Children and Stress

Author : Marty Loy
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A handbook for parents, teachers, and therapists to use to help kids deal with the stress in their lives.

Researching Children s Experience

Author : Sheila Greene
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How should the researcher approach the sensitive subject of the child? What are the ethical issues involved in researching children's experiences? In essays written by a collection of key international authors, Researching Children's Experience addresses these questions, and examines up-to-date methodological and conceptual approaches to researching children. This book serves as a practical, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary guide for advanced students and researchers exploring a range of studies, and the theoretical and ethical motivations behind them.

Children Living with Domestic Violence

Author : Martin C. Calder
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"This ... book attempts to guide professionals on how to draw on the best of theory, research and practice wisdom and apply it in a coherent way. It includes practice guidance within a procedural framework, questions to ask, information, checklists, and some pointers to other texts..."--BOOK JACKET.

Boost Your Child s Creativity Teach Yourself

Author : Victoria Wilson
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Every parent wants their child to achieve their full potential. Whatever your child's interest or inclincation, from art to music, sport to cookery, this book contains hundreds of practical and proven suggestions that will help them not only to develop certain skills, but also to feel socially and mentally confident. Designed for all ages from birth to preschool, the everyday activities, games, tasks and exercises in this easy to follow book will really help your young child to get the best possible head start. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of your child's creative development. THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Creative Interventions for Bereaved Children

Author : Liana Lowenstein
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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.