Introduction. A Note about Materials Used In These Projects. A Note about Coping Skills. Part 1. Coping Skills and Strategies. Coping Skills and Strategies: A Starting List. Putting Words to Feelings. My Book about Feelings. Finger Labyrinths. Thinga-ma-finds. Reminder Rings. Support Bracelets and Necklaces. Support Bracelets and Necklaces One Step Further. Stepping Stones and Power Pathways. A Box of Blops. Mandalas. Power Animals. Power Animals One Step Further. Coping Skills Tool Kit. A Pirate's Survival Guide. Taking Care of Me. Wish Fairies. Wishing Wands. Butterflies. Snakes. Pirate and Princess Bags. Helping Children Manage Unstructured Time. Part 2. Specific Interventions for Worried Children. Worry Dolls. Worry Warriors. The Worry Dragon. Protection Shield. Dream Catchers. Worry Vacations. The Worry Wall. Worry Pizza. Time Out. Hopes and Prayers Flags. Part 3. Specific Interventions for Grieving Children. Memory Stones. Mini Memory Garden. Memory Shrine. Memory Candle. Messages to Heaven. Sewn Memory Creations. Prayer Flags Part II. My Little Book about A Big Loss. The Stomp Box.
Fun, flexible, tried-and-tested activities for parents and professionals to help a child in need of extra emotional support
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' new book Creative Coping Skills for Children -
Emotional Support Through Arts and Crafts Activities is a goldmine
of helpful and simple arts and crafts based activities that are
designed to show children how to cope with their emotions. --
From making wish fairies and dream catchers to time management and instant soothing routines such as blowing bubbles, CREATIVE COPING SKILLS is packed with practical ideas that have proven successful. -- The Midwest Book Review