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Teaching Kids About Healthy Friendships & Boundaries

Free Worksheets to Begin the Conversation

Christina Furnival, MA, LPCC

In celebration of her debut book, The Not-So-Friendly Friend, Christina Furnival shares worksheets that can be used to help children understand, set, and uphold healthy boundaries.

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Fostering Mental Health in Student Athletes

Strategies for Increasing Self-Esteem & Setting Healthy Boundaries

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S

Historic moments in professional sports and an increased spotlight on the mental health of athletes prompt Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, to answer an essential question: how do we frame this moment as a positive learning experience for our youth?

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Zoom Fatigue, It’s Real

How to Keep Children and Teens Engaged in Online Therapy

Laura Dessauer, Ed.D., ATR-BC

Doing therapy online has become the new normal, but it presents unique challenges many clinicians have not dealt with previously. Laura Dessauer gives us six new strategies to try out with clients as well as tips on how her newest publication, Art Therapy Card Deck for Children and Adolescents, can successfully introduce creativity into online sessions!

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CBT Tools for Resolving Anxiety in Children & Adolescents

Two FREE worksheets you can use today

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP

Worksheets can be engaging, interactive and useful tools for clinicians — especially when working with kids. Read more to get two FREE CBT tools for exploring anxiety with the kids in your practice.

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How To: Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Self-Regulation with Children & Adolescents

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Worksheet Included

PESIinc

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) is a great technique to use with children struggling with self-regulation because it allows for personalization of the scripted passages we use to guide the exercise. Read more to download your FREE PMR Worksheet...

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