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Child Therapy Tools

What Is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)? by Dr. Joan Kaufman of the Yale University Child Study Center < best evidence-based intervention for children who have impairing reactions to traumatic events

Help the Upset Person CBT Activity < You tell the upset person’s story, and then ask the kids present to fix the problem by fixing the person’s THOUGHTS and ACTIONS. If the kids give good advice, you lower the picture little by little. If they give unhelpful advice, you raise the picture up higher and higher...

My wonderful world of work < My own career journey offers a good insight into why I’ve written a book about employment for teenagers on the Autism spectrum and how it will be useful

Compendium of Screening Measures for Young Children < collection of research-based screening tools for children under the age of 5 [remediation is expected to be complete by April 11, 2014]

The 2014 Prevention Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections

The Impact of Trauma on Child Development: Discussion [The Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio] < video includes a discussion of how adoptees with a history of residence in orphanages or foster homes, or who have experienced neglect or abuse may display an inability to learn from their mistakes

No Anger Zone: Maintaining a Peaceful Emotional Climate in Adoptive Families [The Attachment and Bonding Center of Ohio] < video explores how past trauma can cause adopted children to become angry and how the anger can spread to the rest of the family.

Alcohol and Pregnancy: It’s Just Not Worth the Risk (2 min Video) - #parenting

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Toolkit < developed to raise awareness, promote surveillance and screening, and ensure that all affected children receive appropriate and timely interventions.

Creating An IEP/504 PLan for Your ADHD Child < 11 action steps and 40 great accommodations for children with attention deficit

Behavior Basics: Social Scenarios < free download presents challenging vignettes set within the school setting which call upon students to apply conflict resolution and problem solving skills to resolve. These cards can be used for individual and group instruction and are ideal for use in social skills groups with older elementary and secondary students.

A Teen’s Guide to Resolving Conflict

Sensory Processing Disorder and Sensory Integration < site has lots of links and good resources/articles

Where Do I Begin? Identifying Behavioral Targets < The Lives in the Balance website offers a wealth of resources... forms that you can use to assess lagging skills and unsolved problems (ALSUP) and to develop a collaborative plan to address challenging behaviors (Problem Solving Plan)...

Book list for children in foster care.

Re-visiting the Adoption-Guardianship Discussion: Helping Caseworkers Better Understand and Communicate the Permanency Implications of Adoption and Guardianship < webinar and powerpoint presentation

Principles of Adolescent #Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research-Based Guide

Helping Military Children Grieve: Tip Sheet

10 Things a School-Age Child with Traumatic Grief Want You to Know and How to Help

Play assessment guide (types, ages, social stages)

When a Parent is Incarcerated < When a Parent Goes to Prison helps explain incarceration to a younger audience... shows like Sesame Street... program for nurturing a parent-child bond is filial play therapy..."

Banish Your Body Image Thief < helpful extract to use in working with teens #bodyimage

A 26-step program for good parents gone bad by Overparenting Anonymous | Wendy Mogel, Ph.D < steps to provide encouragement to well-intentioned, devoted, loving, intelligent parents who feel powerless to stop themselves from overindulging, overprotecting, and overscheduling their children... #parenting #familytherapy