These coping strategies can be utilized to improve a child's self-regulation skills. These strategies can be used with other self-regulation activities such as the alert program and Zones of Regulation.
Might be a good way to start the year (especially if you have a lot of new students). I would allow students to pick some maybe) that they are willing to have shared. Then you could use it as an ice breaker also ~ Nice prompts for back to school.
traumasocialworker: “ I am a big advocate for the use of poetry therapy, and have found it to be a very useful tool for counseling. This particular poetic technique is called an “I Am” poem. The poem is a fill-in-the-blank exercise.
Use permanent marker to write questions on a ball (soccer, beach, volleyball etc). Could also add numbers and have a numbered question sheet for students to refer to. Whatever number their thumb lands closest to is the question they answer.
Upper elementary and middle school girls can always use a boost in self esteem. Learning to love oneself is especially difficult at this age. This group counseling lesson includes activities and printables that build confidence and increase self respect.