In my heart... This activity page can be used in many different ways. I use it to help children understand that they can care about and love many people, pets, memories etc. I find it especially helpful for children in the foster care and adoption system. I have had children light up when they realize they can love their mom, previous foster mom, and adoptive mom and that is OKAY!
Using a more narrative therapy approach, this intervention helps children and teens communicate about their lives have been like and communicate their ups and downs in a non-threatening manner. Originally created for children who where undergoing major life changes, such as CPS involvement, family change or adoption, but has been helpful working with children from all different backgrounds. Includes activities, games, worksheets and conversation starters.
The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler http://smile.amazon.com/dp/0143038974/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_GsVNub02EDW91
another visual activity easy to share and make with kids. You could do more in depth work with this initial tool: Life stories. Ref. Social work, therapy, transition from fostering to leaving care or adoption.
Using Shapes to Teach Deep Breathing
Using Shapes to Teach Deep Breathing http://copingskillsforkids.com/blog/using-shapes-to-teach-deep-breathing Coping Skills for Kids | Fun Ways to Teach Deep Breathing | Deep Breathing Ideas | Deep Breathing Using Shapes. Great in fostering, fostercare and adoption
Stress management activities for children in upper elementary and middle school. These activities help children learn how to prevent stress overload, recognize signs of stress, and develop coping skills to help them manage their stress. This resource is great for parents, counselors, and educators.