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8 Ways to Help Children Grow a Mindfulness Practice

And a FREE Breathing Practice Coloring Handout for Kids

Andrea Dorn, MSW, LISW-CP

Andrea Dorn, MSW, the author of Calm and Peaceful Mindful Me, gives 8 tips and tools to teach mindfulness to kids in a concrete, step-by-step way.

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Introduction to The Family Therapy Workbook

Exploring a Resource to Assist All Families

Kathleen Mates-Youngman, MFT, RYT200

Author Kathleen Mates-Youngman takes you through her newest book, The Family Therapy Workbook, sharing her intention to help create a closer and healthier family system for all.

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How do we help kids cope with COVID-19 and the new normal that it brings?

FREE Coping Skills for Kids Worksheets!

Expert and Author of the Coping Skills for Kids Workbook, Janine Halloran, LMHC, walks us through simple techniques and tips to help kids cope with COVID-19 and the new normal that it brings.

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Catch a Breath Exercise

Helping Kids Regulate Their Emotions

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, Jennifer Lefebre, PSY.D., RPT-S, Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

Jennifer Lefebre, PsyD, RPT-S; Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S; and Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, walk you through a fun, playful exercise that can help kids reap the benefits of deep breathing.

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Tele-Play Therapy During a Pandemic

Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S

Ethically and effectively continue your play therapy work with TELEPLAY. Join renowned play therapy expert, supervisor, and author, Tammi Van Hollander, LCSW, RPT-S as she shares her most valuable resources.

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In This Together!

During these challenging times, I hear “everything has changed.” But is that really true? (Activity and free worksheet)

Laura K. Sibbald M.A., CCC-SLP, Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP

While it may feel like our new normal is nothing like the old, we need to recognize the silver linings this time has brought forth. This blog, activity and free worksheets helps us realize the importance of reaching out to others and celebrates our feelings of accomplishment when we are able to help someone else.

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Taking Care of You!

Helping Yourself and Your Clients Practice Self-Care (ideas and free worksheet)

Lisa Weed Phifer, DEd, NCSP, Laura K. Sibbald M.A., CCC-SLP

If you’ve been helping clients adapt to their new schedules and integrate healthy ways to manage daily stress, you know how important it is for all of us to make time to support our own mental health. Self-care is a majority priority right now so that we can make our feelings, and responses to stress more manageable. Here are some ideas and a free worksheet from the Trauma-Informed Social-Emotional Toolbox for Children & Adolescents—but also works for adults!

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10 Rules for Managing ADHD in School

Plus 80 recommendations in an exclusive CE video & Worksheet...

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.

Children and teens with ADHD have serious deficits in their executive functioning and self-regulation which can interfere with pursuing goals or contemplating multiple solutions. In dealing with these deficits, here are 10 specific rules to managing children and teens with ADHD in school.

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Managing Screen Time in a Digital World

Develop habits that will help your young clients succeed in a digital generation

Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT

The increased use of screens is impacting social skills, human interaction, and compromising neurosensory development. That’s why Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT wants to help you develop habits that will help your young clients succeed in a digital world.

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How to Talk About Feelings with Kids

Watch the Balloon Metaphor Demonstration

Jennifer Lefebre, PSY.D., RPT-S

We keep holding onto the feelings and eventually we're going to pop. Instead, let's let it out little by little.

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