The Big Book of EVEN MORE Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens

Inspiring Arts-Based Activities and Character Education Curricula

Author: Lindsey Joiner

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501964

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Following on from The Big Book of Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Children and Teens, this book provides EVEN MORE imaginative and fun activity ideas, lessons, and projects for use with difficult and challenging children and teens aged 5+. From ice breakers and group starters to bibliotherapy and monthly character education activities, there are over 90 ideas designed to unleash the creativity of children and teens, and teach social skills, strategies to control anger and anxiety, conflict resolution, positive thinking skills, and more. They make use of art, scientific experiments, expressive arts and books, and many come with photocopiable handouts. The activities can be used in a variety of settings, and they are adaptable for use with both individuals and groups. This is a practical resource bursting with ideas, and it will be invaluable for anyone working with children and teens, including school counselors, teachers, social workers, youth workers, arts therapists, and psychologists.

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: 9780857004475

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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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.

A Therapeutic Treasure Box for Working with Children and Adolescents with Developmental Trauma

Creative Techniques and Activities

Author: Karen Treisman

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784505536

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Like a treasure chest, this resource overflows with valuable resources - information, ideas and techniques to inspire and support those working with children who have experienced relational and developmental trauma. Drawing on a range of therapeutic models including systemic, psychodynamic, trauma, sensory, neurobiological, neurocognitive, attachment, cognitive behavioural, and creative ideas, Dr Karen Treisman explains how we understand trauma and its impact on children, teens and their families. She details how it can be seen in symptoms such as nightmares, sleeping difficulties, emotional dysregulation, rage, and outbursts. Theory and strategies are accompanied by a treasure trove of practical, creative, and ready-to-use resources including over 100 illustrated worksheets and handouts, top tips, recommended sample questions, and photographed examples.

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: 178450422X

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.

More Creative Coping Skills for Children

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

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784502677

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.

55 Creative Approaches for Challenging & Resistant Children & Adolescents

Techniques, Activities, Worksheets

Author: Susan P. Epstein, LCSW

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 193766127X

Category: Psychology

Page: 149

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NEW Techniques, Activities and Worksheets For Challenging Children & Adolescents Children’s behavior expert Susan Epstein has created even more effective techniques, activities & worksheets for challenging children & adolescents, providing a creative combination of psychotherapy and coaching techniques to assist in engagement and retention of even the most difficult clients. Susan’s signature style of creative and fun approaches cover Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorders and other body, mind and emotional challenges. Something for all ages. Filled with step-by-step assessment tools and reproducible worksheets. New ideas to help self-regulation, bonding and connectingMindfulness for treating & raising successful, responsible children and adolescentsInterventions to focus ADHD & the difficult to engageTreatment plans for therapy sessions and home Reviews: “Susan’s tips are gold; using them will make your life and your child’s life so much easier.” -- Rory F. Stern, PsyD, founder of Help Your ADHD Child “Susan does it again, this time with her 55 Techniques for Challenging & Resistant Children/ Adolescents. All approaches are clear, simple, and easy to implement across various settings and needs. As a Certified School Counselor and Behavior Interventionist, disruptive behaviors are a daily challenge in school. This will be shared and recommended to educators, parents, and other professionals as the go to book.” -- Dawn Dockery-Cerven, MS.Ed “This book is an essential tool for therapists who want to engage children and teens in therapy by meeting them "where they are" and by speaking their language. I especially like Susan's common sense, compassionate messages to parents in the beginning sections of the book.” -- Diane Phimister, LMFT

Pediatric Skills for Occupational Therapy Assistants - E-Book

Author: Jean W. Solomon,Jane Clifford O'Brien

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291635

Category: Medical

Page: 644

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Utilizes a family-centered perspective, using the terminology of the AOTA Practice Framework, which focuses on tailoring the OT approach to meet the needs of children within the context of their own environments. Includes evidence-based content such as clinical trials and outcome studies that demonstrate the basis for OTA best practices. Presents case examples that show how key concepts apply to real-life situations. UNIQUE! Features expert advice and tips from the authors and contributors in highlighted Clinical Pearls boxes. Addresses cultural diversity and sensitivity to introduce you to the wide groups of people that OTAs treat. Incorporates prevention as a role OTA’s have in addition to intervention and treatment. Contains suggested activities in each chapter that help bridge the gap between the classroom and the clinic. Prepares you for the information you’re expected to learn from the chapter with key terms, chapter outlines, and chapter objectives at the beginning of each chapter. Helps you assess and evaluate what you’ve learned with review questions and summaries at the end of each chapter. UNIQUE! Evolve website offers a variety of video clips and learning activities to help reinforce the material you learn in the text. UNIQUE! Demonstrates how concepts apply to practice with video clips on the Evolve website that exhibit pediatric clients involved in a variety of occupational therapy interventions. UNIQUE! Prepares you for new career opportunities with content on emerging practice areas such as community systems. UNIQUE! Offers new assessment and intervention strategies with the addition of content on Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) assessments and physical agent modalities (PAMS). Provides the latest information on current trends and issues such as childhood obesity, documentation, neurodevelopmental treatment (NDT), and concepts of elongation.

The Bipolar Workbook for Teens

DBT Skills to Help You Control Mood Swings

Author: Sheri Van Dijk,Karma Guindon

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572246960

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 150

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Provides strategies for teenagers to manage their bipolar disorder, describing such tasks as identifying emotions, accepting difficult situations, practicing mindfullness, letting go of negative self-judgements, and creating a crisis plan.

Strategies for Counseling with Children and Their Parents

Author: Geraldine Leitl Orton

Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534232801

Category: Education

Page: 520

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This practice-oriented text provides practical strategies for counseling children and their families. The author stresses that children must be evaluated in terms of their whole environment, including whatever positive and/or negative parental influence exists. The author focuses on ways to involve parents in the counseling process. Because all children need to be approached as individuals, the author equips readers with the skills they need to be flexible and adaptive. A range of assessment and counseling techniques are presented--including play, art, and bibliotherapy--to give counselors diverse options. Case studies and dialogues illustrate how these techniques can be applied in practice. The book stresses that no one theory of practice can fit all children and adolescents.

The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641200148

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

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»Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...

The Worry Workbook for Teens

Effective CBT Strategies to Break the Cycle of Chronic Worry and Anxiety

Author: Jamie A. Micco

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626255865

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 176

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Break the worry cycle for good! This fun, practical workbook offers effective, easy-to-understand cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) exercises to help you understand your chronic worrying, toss “junk mail” thoughts, and manage your fears in a constructive way. Do you worry all the time? Maybe you’re worried about school, tests, making new friends, or even about what the future holds? The teen years are full of big changes, and it’s normal to worry sometimes. But if you have chronic, difficult-to-control worries, you may have trouble sleeping, paying attention, and even experience physical symptoms like stomachaches and headaches. You need help putting things in perspective. Written by a Harvard University faculty member and expert in teen anxiety, this is the first book to target chronic, debilitating worry with proven-effective skills to help you alleviate worry symptoms and prevent them from escalating into anxiety. With this book, you’ll uncover the real reasons you worry all the time, stop unhelpful “junk mail” thoughts from taking over, challenge your worries, face your fears, and—most importantly—reach your goals! If you’re tired of worrying, this friendly guide can help you get your life back. This book has been selected as an Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Book Recommendation—an honor bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Pain Free for Women

The Revolutionary Program for Ending Chronic Pain

Author: Pete Egoscue

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307489329

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

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“Women today not only deserve but should expect a pain-free, active lifestyle, no matter their age, no matter their previous experience.” Pain Free for Women In his famed San Diego clinic, Pete Egoscue has taught women of all ages and from all walks of life how to use the Egoscue Method for safe, effective, and permanent relief from chronic pain without prescription painkillers, physical therapy, or invasive surgery. Now he shares his specially adapted “Pain Free” program for women to use at home. Whether you suffer from back or neck pain, joint discomfort or sore knees, or need more stamina, improved balance, and extra strength, here is a revolutionary and proven approach to self-care that promises optimal health through a simple set of exercises that will transform the way you move and feel — forever! Egoscue shows women how to take back their bodies by recovering and restoring a precious health asset — full, free, flexible motion — that he believes has been drastically reduced by our modern lifestyle. As Egoscue explains, motion not only develops a woman’s body but also maintains and rejuvenates it. Yet as her motion-deprived muscles disengage and weaken, it is common for a woman’s body to lose alignment, leading to repetitive stress injuries, persistent pain, and general bad health. Even the simplest activities — how she sits, stands, walks, works, lifts, and sleeps — can trigger problems. Focusing on proper alignment, posture, and muscle engagement, Egoscue provides simple but powerful techniques to restore flexibility and function while at the same time boosting energy, revving up the immune system, even raising the body’s metabolic rate. The remarkable “E-cises” included within have also been linked to improved ability to fight disease, cope with aging, and recover from accidents and injuries. The “miracle” cure Egoscue offers is, simply, correct motion. Organized by the seasons of a woman’s life, Pain Free for Women pays particular attention to age-specific concerns such as puberty, childbirth, and menopause, as well as special issues such as arthritis, PMS, and depression. At the same time, Egoscue shows how women can build a framework of healthy movement that will prevent illness and maintain pain-free good health throughout the journey of life. According to Egoscue, reversing the effects of poor musculoskeletal fitness provides astonishing benefits, including: •Better balance, posture, and breathing, as well as increased resiliency •Effective and safe weight management •Healthy bone density and visual acuity •Heightened sex drive •Delayed symptoms of aging •Peace of mind and general tranquility Extensively illustrated to demonstrate proper placement, posture, and movement, Pain Free for Women offers women of every age the possibility of feeling better than ever before. From the Hardcover edition.

Practical advice to parents

a guide to finding help for children with handicaps

Author: Barbara Scheiber,Cory Moore,Closer Look (Organization),United States. Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 31

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Starving the Anxiety Gremlin for Children Aged 5-9

A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anxiety Management

Author: Kate Collins-Donnelly

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 0857009028

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

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Help children to understand and manage their anxiety with this engaging and imaginative workbook. The Anxiety Gremlin is a mischievous creature who loves to gobble up your anxious feelings! The more anxiety you feed him, the bigger and bigger he gets and the more and more anxious you feel! How can you stop this? Starve your Anxiety Gremlin of anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and watch him shrink! Based on cognitive behavioural principles, this workbook uses fun and imaginative activities to teach children how to manage their anxiety by changing how they think and act – getting rid of their Anxiety Gremlins for good! Bursting with stories, puzzles, quizzes, and colouring, drawing and writing games, this is a unique tool for parents or practitioners to use with children aged 5 to 9 years.

The Second Cooperative Sports & Games Book

Author: Terry Orlick

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780394748139

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 267

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Provides directions for more than two hundred new games based on cooperation rather than competition, including indoor and outdoor games, games for toddlers, and games for children and adults

Alles, was du tun kannst für dein Glück

Übungen für Körper, Seele und Geist

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh,

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180381X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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Glück ist ganz einfach. Und jeder kann es lernen. Ganz im Augenblick leben, das ist der Schlüssel. Wie das geht - im Alltag? Thich Nhat Hanh zeigt es, zugänglich, praktisch und übersichtlich. Wahres Glück, echte tiefe Freude, Herzensruhe lassen sich einüben. Hier und jetzt. Jeden Tag. Beim Gehen, Sitzen, Arbeiten, Essen - bei allem, was wir tun. Nicht nur der Alltag, das ganze Leben wird sich ändern.

The Big Book of Home Learning

Afterschooling and Extras

Author: Mary Pride

Publisher: Good News Publishers

ISBN: 9780891075516

Category: Education

Page: 320

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Offers an incredible array of learning products for every age level, including computers, art and music. Available.

Traumafokussierte kognitive Verhaltenstherapie bei Kindern und Jugendlichen

Author: Judith A. Cohen,Anthony P. Mannarino,Esther Deblinger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540885702

Category: Psychology

Page: 196

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Die in den USA entwickelte „Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy" ist ein verhaltenstherapeutischer Ansatz zur Bearbeitung von Traumata und Trauer bei Kindern und Jugendlichen. Der Therapieansatz wird sehr anschaulich anhand konkreter Beispiele und direkt auf die Therapiesituation bezogen dargestellt. Arbeitsblätter, Beispieldialoge und spezifische Problem-Lösung-Gegenüberstellungen ermöglichen eine schnelle Umsetzung in die Praxis. Die 19 Module des Programms können schnell erfasst und gezielt vertieft werden.