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 counsellors, social workers, program coordinators, and other providers working with this age group, it can also be used by parents.
Bonnie Thomas LCSW is a school-based clinician, providing individual and family therapy to children aged 3 - 12. She has also worked in the Juvenile Corrections System and coordinated a mentoring programme for young girls living in public housing.
Bonnie Thomas is unparalleled in her ability to create therapeutic books for young people. In her newest book, Creative Coping Skills for Teens and Tweens, she speaks directly to teens and tweens in ways that communicate respect and assumption of competence, giving them the tools they need to navigate this difficult transition period in their lives. There are so many beautifully creative choices that this could easily be the only book that you need to turn to when seeking activities in the areas of Self Care, Coping, and Creative Expression for this age group. This book is a gift to therapists, teachers, and parents but most especially for teens and tweens themselves.
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The ASD Feel Better Book is designed to help children on the autism spectrum develop insight into what can upset them and make them feel bad and then increase their awareness of how to make themselves feel good again. With visual maps and icons, the book proceeds through various components of the body and mind to isolate many of the things that can go wrong and explores how children can try to set them right. Designed to be read with an adult, there are problem-solving exercises and skills... More info