© 2018 by Joni Hay Patras

Resource List:

  • Alzheimer's Disease

     

  • Anxiety in Children/Teens

     

    • The Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia

       

      AnxietyBC is a non profit oranization established to increase awareness about anxiety disorders, promote education, and increase access to evidence-based resources and treatments.

       

    • Kids Health from Nemours

       

      Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias

       

    • Kids Relaxation: Helping parents and educators activitate children's highest potential.

       

      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."

       

    • Magination Press Family

       

      Goal is to provide practical information and useful tools for parents, educators, and other caregivers seeking accessible information about stress and anxiety in children/teens.

       

    • Relax Melodies

       

      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.

       

    • Worry Wise Kids

       

      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.

       

  • Bereavement Camps

     

    • Camp Erin, The Moyer Foundation

       

      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.

       

    • Camp Charlie in Willow Grove, PA

       

      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.

       

  • Books For Children/Teens

     

    • Children's Books About Loss and Grief

       

      A description of 17 picture books on loss and grief. Includes what they love about each book, along with a description of the intended audience.

       

    • Magination Press

       

      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. Written for ages 4 through 18, most of the books are written by mental health professionals or those who work closely with them and with children. Examples of subjects: ADHD and learning differences, Autism Spectrum Disorders, bullying, emotions, family matters, fears and anxieties, friendship, grief and loss, health and medical matters, life skills, mindfulness, self-esteem and confidence, teen self-help.

       

    • Something Small- A Story About Remembering

       

      Online picture book about grief for young children from Sesame Street written by Rebecca Honig.

       

  • Bereavement Centers for Children/Teens

     

    • Safe Harbor

       

      Support groups for children that have experienced the death of a loved one.

       

    • The Dougy Center: The National Center for Grieving Children & Families

       

      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.

       

  • Bereavement Groups for College Students

     

    • (AMF) Actively Moving Forward

       

      Chapters on campuses throughout the United States. Connects and empowers students to support one another and empower the campus community to take action through service.

       

  • Children and Substance Abuse in the Family

     

    • Camp Mariposa (The Moyer Foundation)

       

      Camp Mariposa is a free, weekend overnight camp program that supports children between the ages of 9 and 12 who are impacted by substance abuse in their families. Find a camp near you.

       

  • Community Violence

     

  • Emotions/Feelings

     

  • Mental Health

     

    • Facts for Families

       

      AACAP's Facts for Families provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.

       

    • National Institute of Mental Health

       

      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.

       

    • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

       

      The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

       

  • Pet Loss

     

  • Providing Support to Grieving Adults

     

  • Providing Support to Grieving Children/Teens

     

    • Children's Grief Awareness Day

       

      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.

       

    • Death and Loss: Helping Children Manage Their Grief

       

      Written by Dr. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D

       

    • Grief and Loss

       

      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

       

    • Grief In The Classroom: Saying Nothing Says A Lot

       

      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.

       

    • How to Provide Understanding and Support to Grieving Children

       

      I highly recommend this website containing blog posts, articles under RESOURCES, 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.

       

    • Memorial Activities At School: A List of "DO'S" AND "DON'TS"

       

      National Association of School Psychologists

       

    • The Coalition to Support Grieving Students

       

      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.

       

  • Social Isolation

     

    • National No One Eats Alone Day: February 9, 2018

       

      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!

       

  • Stress in Children and Adolescents

     

  • Talking To Chldren About Terrorism & War

     

  • Violence Prevention

     

    • Sandy Hook Promise (SHP)

       

      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.

       

    • Say Something Anonymous Reporting System

       

      Allows you to submit secure & anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others. Find out how to bring this program to your school district. Users can report observed threats, behaviors, and harassment.