Digital Library

The Stress Management Program Book

Ages: 12 and up. Help teens and adults develop the stress management skills they need for healthy living in a variety of settings! This spiral bound volume includes 5 modules in 5 relevant topics: Coping with Stress, Healthy Lifestyle, Level of Stress, Resilient Personality, and Time Management. Each module contains a self assessment, scoring directions, outlined group activity, pre-and post-test, and personal insights section. The program provides educational handouts and group treatment activities. The self-assessment inventories help users to identify their ability to manage stress.

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Reducing Anxiety: The Quiet Mind Series, Volume One

For Children, Teens and Adults. The Quiet Mind series, offers a creative and solution-oriented method for overcoming a variety of behavioral and emotional hurdles. Although grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy, the Quiet Mind series uses a holistic approach. Clinically successful and imaginative techniques, strategies, and visualizations link to accompanying photographs composed for particular goals. The combination of activities and creative options along with the visual cues of the photographs lay out an easy-to-follow groundwork for healthy and needed change. The Quiet Mind series is suitable for educators, mental health professionals, and parents looking for practical and creative ways to modify or diminish negative behaviors and symptoms.

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Tommy the Turtle: Educating Children about Anxiety

Ages: 4-8. The story explains anxiety in kid-friendly language in hopes of demystifying perceived differences to readers so they can comfortably and freely interact with others who are unlike themselves without fearing the unknown. Educating children early in life will help them appreciate diversity and acceptance. Includes discussion questions for the child who has the medical condition, and discussion questions for the child who does not have the medical condition.

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Helping Kids Heal (Workbook)

Ages: 6-12. By Rebecca Carman, CSW. This unique volume contains 75 "tried-and-true" activities to use with school-age children after an acutely traumatic event - such as a natural disaster or accident - or in response to the chronic trauma and loss experienced by children living in at-risk communities. Activities are broken down into 13 sections, ordered to approximate the natural sequence of recovery. Thus, children move from relaxation activities, to "reality testing" what has happened, to managing difficult emotions, to building a healthy sense of self-esteem, to achieving the capacity to give back to others. Anecdotes, tips, and vignettes bring each activity to life, and proven therapeutic principles are woven throughout the volume. It is chock-full of creative ideas for engaging young clients in the journey of healing.

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You Decide About Dealing With Fears (Storybook)

Ages: 7-10. In this book, written by Lawrence E. Shapiro, Ph.D., Sasha is afraid of many things, particularly speaking or performing in front of others. As she prepares for her evening piano recital, she must make decisions about giving in to her fears or coping with them. Childhood fears and worries are often very troublesome, but they can be overcome. Sasha faces twelve critical decisions about whether to give in to her fears or deal with them. Some decisions make her feel even worse, while others make her proud of her accomplishments.

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You Decide About Dealing With Fears (Workbook)

You Decide About Dealing With Fears

Ages: 7-10. This workbook is designed to help children learn twelve techniques to deal with their fears and anxieties, with the support of a caring adult. These techniques are commonly used in treatment programs for fearful and anxious children. There is no right or wrong way to use this workbook, as long as you respect the right of children to understand and cope with their problems at their own pace.

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Sometimes I Worry Too Much But Now I Know How to Stop

Ages: 5-10. A surprising number of children worry too much, often for reasons that may seem completely illogical to others. This sensitively written book helps children cope with their predisposition toward excessive worry, and will help prevent more serious anxiety disorders. The book tells the story of Anna, whose father calls her the "What If Kid" because she worries about everything, big or small. Fortunately, Anna is helped by a psychologist who teaches her simple and fun techniques. By the end of the book, Anna still worries sometimes - but now she knows just what to do.

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Coping Skills Group: A Session-by-Session Guide Book

By Susan Gingerich, MSW & Kim Mueser, Ph.D. Clinicians who work with people who have the most troubling symptoms of mental illness have often been frustrated when looking for materials to conduct groups. This book provides materials for conducting skill-building groups with clients who have significant problems related to their mental illness. This practical step-by-step manual for group leaders includes strategies for coping skills, focusing on strengths, connecting with people, reducing stress, managing anger, avoiding problems with alcohol and drugs, and much more! The curriculum is flexible and can be tailored to suit the needs of the clients, the agency, and the setting.This book provides the necessary ingredients for even the busiest mental health practitioner to conduct groups that will improve their client's ability to cope with their mental illness and move forward in their lives.

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The Coping Skills Workbook

Ages: 7-12. By Lisa M. Schab, L.C.S.W. and illustrated by Andy Myer. Teaches kids nine essential skills to help deal with real-life crisis. This workbook is designed to give children the basic tools they need for emotional self-care. Activities and scenarios challenge children to learn nine coping skills, including: becoming adept at labeling feelings, deciding what they need, listing things they can and can't change, and suggesting ways to make things better. This workbook can be used as a method of intervention in helping the child who already exhibits coping problems. Ideally, it will be used with all children to prevent problems before they arise. It is intended to be used by a child with guidance from an adult.Includes a Coping Skills Review at the end of the book to review the skills learned in the book. Also includes a certificate for the child who has learned to take care of him/her self on the inside; mastered the nine Coping Skills.

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Becoming A Superhero: A book for children who have experienced trauma

Ages: 5-9. Becoming A Superhero provides young children specific coping skills that will build their sense of resiliency and reduce PTSD symptoms. This book can be used both as prevention and intervention when working with children who have experienced a traumatic event. Becoming A Superhero is based on proven, research based techniques such as psychoeducation about trauma and emotion identification, the development of coping skills and affect regulation, and mindfulness activities. These components are based on cognitive and behavioral interventions such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, TARGET-Trauma, and Affect Regulation, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Becoming A Superhero includes bibliotherapy techniques that have been identified by research to help the book be more attractive and useful to children. A separate chapter provides methods of adapting this book to the child’s developmental level and alternative skill-building activities. Becoming A Superhero is an excellent way to open a discussion between the therapist, the parent, and the child.

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