kids mental health
Coping Strategies Fortune Teller Time to complete: 10-20 minutes Contraindications: Low cognition, inability to write, and scissor danger. OT goal: To discuss and identify healthy coping strategies for emotions of anxiety, stress, anger, depression or other negative emotions. Most importantly, effective personal coping skills will be identified.
Self Regulation Curriculum: In this emotion regulation school counseling curriculum, you’ll find 20 classroom guidance lessons on emotion regulation, situationally appropriate behaviors, calming strategies, self talk, perspective taking, and more to help your students understand and manage their emotions and behaviors.
Freebie! This free download provides instructions for how to use Candy Land in therapy sessions for children. It can be used for individual or group counseling. It is a great way to incorporate play in therapy sessions. It is great for children ages 3-12. **Please note: This is intended to be used by a master's level clinician who holds the proper qualifications and licenses to provide services in your state.
Play Mood Charades! Activity - Tone, mood and emotion are very subjective and hard to explain. Spend some time first just talking with your child about it. Mood is probably the easiest one to figure out. Ask him to describe what a bad mood would look and sound like, and then a good mood. He should be able to give you a pretty good explanation of each.