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.

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: 1849058652

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Drawing on art, music, stories, poetry and film, the author provides more than 100 fun and imaginative therapeutic activities and ideas to unleash the creativity of children and teenagers ages 5 and older, with the activities designed to teach social-skills development, anger-control strategies, conflict resolution and thinking skills. Original.

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: 256

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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.

Creative Coping Skills for Children

Emotional Support through Arts and Crafts Activities

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429545

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 Expression Activities for Teens

Exploring Identity through Art, Craft and Journaling

Author: Bonnie Thomas

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857004178

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.

The CBT Art Activity Book

100 illustrated handouts for creative therapeutic work

Author: Jennifer Guest

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501689

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Explore complex emotions and enhance self-awareness with these 100 ready-to-use creative activities. The intricate, attractive designs are illustrated in the popular zentangle style and are suitable for adults and young people, in individual or group work. The worksheets use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and art as therapy to address outcomes including improved self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, anger management, coping with change and loss, problem solving and future planning. The colouring pages are designed for relaxing stress management and feature a complete illustrated alphabet and series of striking mandala designs.

Creative Therapy

Activities with Children and Adolescents

Author: Angela Hobday,Kate Ollier

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781854332578

Category: Psychology

Page: 158

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Containing over 50 activities (exercises, worksheets and games) which can be used in working with children, adolescents or families, this text aims to encourage creativity in therapy and assist in talking with children to facilitate change.

Creative Ways to Help Children Manage BIG Feelings

A Therapist's Guide to Working with Preschool and Primary Children

Author: Fiona Zandt,Suzanne Barrett

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784504874

Category: Education

Page: 200

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To be able to effectively offer therapy to children, complex therapeutic concepts need to be presented in an appropriate and engaging manner. This practical guide provides clinicians with a way in which to do so, with numerous games and imaginative activities to help children aged 4-12 to express and understand their feelings. Part I provides a comprehensive guide to working therapeutically with children and families, while Part II outlines 47 creative therapeutic activities. Each activity is presented with clear instructions using inexpensive and readily available resources and the objective and rationale of each activity is given, making it easily applicable. Activities range from using an easy to make volcano to help children better understand anger, to using a ball of string to illustrate how one person's feelings affect the whole family. This book is an invaluable resource for newly qualified clinicians, and also a treasure trove of creative ideas for experienced therapists.

Teambuilding with Teens

Activities for Leadership, Decision Making, and Group Success

Author: Mariam G. MacGregor

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 1575427095

Category: Education

Page: 192

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The 36 activities in this book make learning about leadership a hands-on, active experience. Kids are called on to recognize each other’s strengths, become better listeners, communicate clearly, identify their values, build trust, set goals, and more. Each activity takes 20–45 minutes. Digital content includes all of the book's reproducible forms.

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.

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.

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: 456

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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.

104 Activities that Build

Self-esteem, Teamwork, Communication, Anger Management, Self-discovery and Coping Skills

Author: Alanna Jones

Publisher: Rec Room Publishing

ISBN: 9780966234138

Category: Education

Page: 271

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In this exciting book you'll find 104 games and activities for therapists, counsellors, teachers, and group leaders that teacher Anger Management, Coping Skills, Self-Discovery, Teamwork, Self-Esteem, and Communication Skills! Every game works as a unique tool to modify behaviour, build relationships, start discussions and address issues. Each activity is simple to follow, requires minimal resources, includes helpful discussion questions and of course is interactive and fun.

Girls in Real Life Situations

Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development

Author: Shannon Trice-Black,Julia V. Taylor

Publisher: Research Press

ISBN: 9780878225439

Category: Education

Page: 193

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"In this unique group counseling curriculum for working with girls in grades K-5, authors Shannon Trice-Black and Julia V. Taylor provide 80 activities divided into ten session themes: Who am I?, My sassy self: positive body image, This or that? Making ch

Yoga Calm for Children

Educating Heart, Mind, and Body

Author: Lynea Gillen,Jim Gillen

Publisher: Three Pebble Press, LLC

ISBN: 0979928907

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 181

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Therapy Games

Creative Ways to Turn Popular Games Into Activities That Build Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Communication Skills, Anger Management, Self-Discovery, and Coping Skills

Author: Alanna Jones

Publisher: Rec Room Publishing

ISBN: 9780966234152

Category: Education

Page: 272

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In this book, you will find 102 new and exciting ways to turn ordinary games into Therapy Games. Each game used in the book comes with five or more ways to make simple changes that create a new and unique therapeutic experience. In addition to the 102 game options, there's also a section on how playing the game itself without any changes can have therapeutic value. Turn the following games into various new Therapy Games: Apples to Apples; Operation; Taboo; Chutes and Ladders; Monopoly; Jenga; Let's Go Fishin; Jigsaw Puzzles; Cards and Dice; and more.

Mourning Child Grief Support Group Curriculum

Middle Childhood Edition: Grades 3-6

Author: Ann Gaasch,Linda Lehmann,Shane R. Jimerson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135057419

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Contains lesson plans for 10 sessions that include age-appropriate activities. These fun and engaging activities enable young children to approach highly sensitive and painful topics.

Art Therapy Sourcebook

Author: Cathy Malchiodi

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071468277

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

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"Revised and updated with new exercises"--Cover.

DBT Therapeutic Activity Ideas for Working with Teens

Skills and Exercises for Working with Clients with Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Other Emotional Sensitivities

Author: Carol Lozier

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784507180

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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This fun and engaging activity book helps to teach teens to manage emotions and develop relationships by tracking their progress using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) techniques. DBT is specifically designed for emotionally sensitive young people, especially those with borderline personality disorder, and the activities in this book will help regulate strong emotional responses which can lead to impulsivity, unstable relationships, low self-image and reactive emotions. It is a concise and easy-to-read resource, accompanied by vignettes and activity sheets. It presents an overview of the four modules of DBT: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. These skills used in these modules can be logged and monitored through the tick lists and diary cards provided. These practical tools and ideas are reproducible, and will be invaluable for anyone working with teens.

Mourning Child Grief Support Group Curriculum

Pre-School Edition: Denny the Duck Stories

Author: Linda Lehmann,Shane R. Jimerson,Ann Gaasch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135057451

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

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This volume encourages and enables children who might have limited language to work through their feelings through play.