A big part of what we do with children is teach them safe and appropriate ways to cope and express themselves. This can help provide concrete examples during times when it is difficult to "find" a coping skill.
6 Art Exercises To Help Boost Self-Esteem (From A Professional Art Therapist): New York-based Creative Arts Therapist Mallory Denison says art can be therapeutic in helping people to become more compassionate with themselves, and ultimately with others.
DBT DIARY- MINDFULNESS OF CURRENT EMOTION Mindfulness of current emotion comes from emotional regulation, the same module of skills as P.E and Build Mastery. When emotions are overwhelming, it can feel like a wave crashing over us, Leaving us.
This is a fun craft activity to do with a anxious or scared child in the hospital. The child life specialist can work on the pet worry monster with the child to place in their room to help cope with hospitalization and promote the child's resiliency.
another visual activity easy to share and make with kids. You could do more in depth work with this initial tool: Life stories. Social work, therapy, transition from fostering to leaving care or adoption. A timeline of loss.