Go to the BLOG for one-minute relaxers you can use in the classroom or at home. Creative relaxation techniques kids will love! For example, a relaxation practice your child can use in the car called "Stoplight Deep Breath."
I discovered a cool App for your mobile device to use with children, even adults! It's called Relax Melodies. You pick the sounds and create your own relaxing music. 52 sounds to choose/ mix up to 12 sounds together. I particularly love the "campfire" and "rainstorm" sounds. Icy snow, seaside, cavern, and butterfly are some choices. Even teachers could use this App in their classroom to help the children relax. Kids will love to choose their own sounds before falling asleep.
The site was launched in 2004 by the Children's Center for OCD and Anxiety in Plymouth Meeting, PA with the generous support of the Childhood OCD Project in Boulder, CO.
Contains information on normal anxiety, anxiety red flags, anxiety types, causes, treatments, anxiety 101, what schools can do, sample accomodations for anxious kids, parent online training.
Camp Erin, created and funded by The Moyer Foundation, is the largest nationwide network of free bereavement camps for children and teens ages 6-17 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. There are nearly 48 camp locations nationwide including 2 in Canada.
Safe Harbor Bereavement Center offers a week-long camp for bereaved children ages 6 to 12 held in June at Abington Health Center-Schilling in Willowgrove. Art is used to memorialize, drama/movement to tell the story, and music/song writing to say goodbye.
Magination Press was created out of a desire to publish innovative books that would help children deal with the many challenges and problems they face as they grow up. Most of the books are written by mental health professionals or those who work closely with them and with children.
National Association of School Psychologists: A list of books that are recommended by grief and crisis experts working with children. Books can be wonderful tools to use with children who have experienced difficult times such as trauma or loss.
The Dougy Center was founded in 1982 by Beverly Chappellin in tribute to Dougy Turno, a young boy who died of an inoperable tumor at age 13. The site includes information on helping kids/ teens/ young adults who are grieving. Topics include kids and funerals, fears and Halloween, developmental grief responses, and how to talk with children about tragic events.
NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental health. Their mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
Children's Grief Awareness Day: Nov. 15, 2018. A day designed to help us all become more aware of the needs of grieving children and of the benefits they obtain through the support of others. Children's Grief Awareness Day is an opportunity to make sure that grieving children receive the support they need.
Articles on: Understanding Grief and Loss/ Coping With Grief/ Helping Grieving Children and Teenagers/ Grieving the Loss of a Sibling/ Understanding Grief Within a Cultural Context/ Coping With Change After a Loss
Article by Elissa Nadworny published on January 13, 2015. Helping teachers and educators to deal with student grief. Avoiding comparisons. Saying "My father died, too" shifts attention to a competing loss and away from the grieving student.
I highly recommend this website containing blog posts, articles, and helpful links about providing understanding and support to grieving children. Example: Ten Things Grieving Children Want You To Know/ Holidays/ Crisis, Trauma, and Grief .
How should educators handle the death of a student's loved one? GrievingStudents.org helps teachers and school leaders answer that question. It's a data-base of fact sheets, advice, and videos. The coalitions is a group including 10 national organizations that represent teachers, school administrators, and support staff.
A project of Beyond Differences, a student-led lunchtime initiative, is a stand-alone event that takes place during lunch at school. During the events, students make a difference on their own campus by making sure that everyone is included at lunch and students sit with new friends and classmates. Watch a video and fill out a form to get your school started!
SHP is a national, non-profit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut with a mission to protect children from gun violence with targeted intervention programs in the areas of mental wellness early identification & Intervention, social & emotional development and firearm safety & security. Programs include Know The Signs, Say Something, Keep It Safe And Secure, Reach Out, and Instill the Skills.
Posted April 20, 2015 at 9:39 AM
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