Recent research has shown that an average of 8% of children as young as 3rd graders are engaging in self-injuring behaviours.
This book provides a first-of-its-kind, story-based tool for helping these young people. Elisa, a sixth grader, has started purposely hurting herself. No one understands why she wants to do these things, not even her mother. When her self-injuring becomes more noticeable, a teacher takes her to speak with the school counsellor. Elisa eventually is helped by the counsellor and by a therapist, with her mother involved. With support, Elisa learns about self-injury and how to use more healthy ways to deal with her sad feelings and “negative thinking." Included is Elisa’s story, discussion questions, tips for parents, & the following 8 hands-on activities:
Author: Susan Bowman
Grade level 3 - 6
Thumball is a soft stuffed ball to throw, roll, or pass in a circle or randomly. Catch it! Look under your thumb. Respond to the prompt. Kids absolutely love this interactive tool that will get them talking and sharing. Without even knowing it, you will be encouraging the use of interpersonal skills including taking turns, eye contact, listening, responding, valuing similarities and respecting individual differences. Players read and respond to prompts and discuss ways to bounce back when difficult situations arise. The facilitator chooses one of three ways for... More info
Individual Counselling Lessons for Adolescents features lessons, famous quotes, stories, activities, and reproducible worksheets on each of the following topics: Personal Strengths Character Building Goal Setting Study Habits and Skills Career Exploration Family Healthy Relationships Peer Pressure Stress Alcohol Other Drugs Anger Management Conflict Resolution Being Assertive (Paperback) View Sample Pages Author: Robert P. Bowman, Ph.D. & Susan C. Bowman, Ed.S.,L.P.C. More info
This practical guide is full of insight techniques and activities for managing and helping chronically angry children. It provides teachers, counsellors, parents and other professionals with numerous helpful strategies for dealing with the challenges they face when attempting to reach and help these children. The first section of this book covers the causes and effects of anger problems and roadblocks to anger management. Next the 131 creative strategies featured including 24 reproducible skill sheets. Then the book focuses on techniques and approaches designed especially for parents. The final section includes a list... More info