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Aggression Replacement Training: a Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Youth, 3rd Edition. John Gibbs & Barry Glick, $69.50 (Grades 6-12)

Aggression Replacement Training offers a powerful intervention for teaching at-risk youth to understand and replace aggression and antisocial behavior with positive alternatives. The book provides a coordinated, three-part training approach to Pro-social Skills, Anger Control and Moral Reasoning.

The authors address trainee motivation and resistance, enhancing performance generalization, and recent applications in schools and other settings. Appendixes include guidelines, checklists, moral reasoning problem situations, and summaries of outcome evaluations. The accompanying CD provides PDFs of all the reproducible forms and student handouts.


The Anxiety Workbook for Teens. Lisa Schab, $21.95

About one in four teens suffers from mild to serious problems with anxiety, and many of them get little or no help. This workbook gives teens a collection of tools to help control anxiety and develop insight into their problems as well as offering practical guidance for overcoming them.


Caleb's Healing Story: an Interactive Story with Activities to Help Children to Overcome Challenges Arising from Trauma, Attachment Issues, Adoption or Fostering. Kathleen Chara & Tasha Lehner, illustrated by Samantha Aburime, $22.95

Caleb invites the reader to join him on a healing journey by sharing his own experience of resolving his early trauma. Activities and worksheets encourage children to participate in their own healing process. The book explores the key challenges children face and offers easy to use interventions.

Fully illustrated, it is suitable for children aged 5-14, as well as their family, friends and those working with children who present with these issues. It is the ideal companion to A Safe Place for Caleb, by the same author, which outlines theories, definitions and strategies for addressing attachment and trauma-related disorders.

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Finding Sunshine After the Storm: a Workbook That Builds Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, and Healthy Boundaries. Sharon McGee & Curtis Holmes, $25.50

This workbook for children who have been sexually abused offers dozens of great activities to help counselors treat children with this difficult issue. The activities are designed to bolster a child's self-esteem, keep them safe, promote responsible and healthy choices, and so much more. These activities can be an important part of every child's recovery from abuse.


Group Activities for Kids Who Hurt. Sally Jo Blair, $25.95

This sensitive and insightful resource provides concrete, usable tools to help kids in grades 3 through 8 successfully deal with painful issues and provides specific group experiences that create an environment of safety and trust, and activities that help kids acknowledge and move through their pain.

A myriad of activities, discussion topics, reproducible experience sheets, and journal pages focus on the common denominator of hurt. This makes GROUP ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS WHO HURT a comprehensive manual for setting up and facilitating groups which provide guidance, peer support and healing insights.

  • Divorce and separation
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Relationship struggles
  • Physical or mental abuse
  • rug use in the home
  • Incarceration of a parent
  • Loneliness and isolation due to poverty, teasing, rejection or disability

Group Exercises for Adolescents: a Manual for Therapists, School Counselors & Spiritual Leaders, 3rd Edition. Susan Carrell, $112.95

This updated edition of Susan Carrell's best-seller provides a practical, concise overview of group work with adolescents, including dos and don’ts for group leaders, as well as potential pitfalls and hazards and how to avoid them. Ideal for therapists, school counselors, spiritual leaders, and other helping professionals, the manual addresses a wide range of today's hot issues for adolescents, including sex, alcohol, drugs, values and ethics, family dynamics, self-esteem, management of difficult emotions, peer relationships, and spirituality. Avoiding the usual “psychobabble," this no-nonsense guide discusses both behavioral and cognitive objectives, includes new exercises and is accompanied by a new companion teen journal.

Ideal for anyone who is developing a new program, revitalizing an existing one, or in need of a one-time group experience, this best-selling manual has been used successfully in schools, community settings, church/religious settings, court-ordered programs, and the private sector.

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Helping, Sharing And Caring Game.  2-6 players, ages 4-11 Board Game $77.95; Card Game $33.95

A game to promote communication and social skills.


I Bet I Won't Fret: a Workbook to Help Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Timothy Sisemore, $27.95

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most common anxiety disorders in children. It is important to recognize and treat anxiety in kids early, before these problems develop into serious, lifelong conditions. I Bet I Won’t Fret offers parents a range of proven-effective techniques that can support and accelerate any treatment. These activities can be done on their own or as part of a therapy program, and are appropriate for kids between the ages of six and twelve.


I Feel Angry When... the Game That Teaches Kids How to Keep Their Cool Using I-Messages and Anger Control Strategies. Donna McGoff, $42.95 (ages 6-12)

When children get angry, we often tell them, “Use your words”. That’s good advice as far as it goes. But it’s effective only if youngsters know how to translate feelings into words. This appealing game presents a tried-and-true template for expressing anger — an easy verbal formula that children can use whenever their emotions flare. As they respond to anger-provoking situations described on game cards, players learn how to use I-Messages to communicate their feelings in a calm, nonthreatening way. By structuring statements in a specific pattern, children discover that they can communicate anger without accusing others. They also learn 12 anger control strategies that help them retain their composure in the moment anger erupts. Simple and straightforward, this game gives children the skills they need to keep their cool. For 2-6 players.

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Learning to Listen, Learning to Care: a Workbook to Help Kids Learn Self-Control and Empathy. Lawrence Shapiro, $23.95

In Learning to Listen, Learning to Care. children learn why it is important to follow rules and behave considerately toward others. The activities cultivate empathy which contributes not just to good behavior, but to academic and social success. Emotional intelligence and behavioral skills are reinforced by additional thought-provoking questions. These activities can be done on their own or as part of a therapy program, and are appropriate for kids between the ages of six and twelve.


My Feeling Better Workbook: Activities that Help Kids Beat the Blues. Sarah Hamil, $23.95

There are many ways to help children who are sad and depressed, and you might not even realize how much you can do to make your child feel better. By working through this book, guiding your child through just one activity a day, you can empower him or her with the skills necessary to overcome sadness and low self-esteem and live an active, joyful life.


My Lifebook Journal: a Workbook That Helps Kids Adjust to Foster Care. Therese Accinelli, $23.95

Children placed in foster homes face many difficult changes over which they have no control. They must learn to quickly adjust to a different family, a new set of rules, and possibly a new school and community. These changes can be overwhelming for kids, and the sadness, fear, and anger they may feel can prevent them from making a successful transition into foster care.

The simple activities in My Lifebook Journal offer children the tools they need to adjust to their new situation in a healthy way. Using the worksheets in this book, kids can journal about their positive experiences and memories, learn to develop a strong sense of self, identify the people they can rely on, and learn coping skills for dealing with feelings of anger and sadness. Writing down and exploring their thoughts and feelings in just a few minutes each day can help children better understand themselves and their biological and foster families. The resiliency and self-confidence that these activities develop will help children handle not only the transition into foster care, but also the many positive changes in their lives still to come.

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A Safe Place for Caleb: an Interactive Book for Kids, Teens and Adults with Issues of Attachment, Grief and Loss or Early Trauma. Kathleen Chara & Paul Chara, $27.95

A Safe Place for Caleb is a comprehensive and richly illustrated resource for individuals of all ages who are dealing with attachment problems. Parents, professionals, and lay people will find this book helpful in understanding and addressing attachment disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.

The first half of the book is an interactive story that follows the experiences of Caleb, a young boy who relates his difficulties and frustrations in forming and sustaining healthy relationships... The second half of the book presents a summary of current scientific thought on attachment styles and disorders, and provides a wide array of assessment tools, photocopy material and healing techniques to address attachment difficulties. Based on established psychological principles, the book is a unique and imaginative guide for professionals, parents, caregivers, and people of all ages who are dealing with attachment issues.


The Social Success Workbook. Barbara Cooper & Nancy Widdows, $22.50

This engaging workbook includes forty activities to help teens recognize and use their strengths to overcome social skills deficits related to Asperger's disorder or nonverbal learning disorder. Developed especially for teens, the activities in this workbook teach how to learn to read social cues, understand emotions, avoid meltdowns, and more.


Stop Relax & Think.  2-6 players, ages 6-12 Board Game $77.95; Card Game $34.50

A board game to help impulsive children think before they can act. 


Trauma Reaction Cards for Children and Adolescents. Beth Richey, Childswork Childsplay, $28.95

  • Therapeutic tool to assist understanding & identifying reactions to trauma & stressful events
  • Identify behavioral, cognitive, physical, & emotional reactions to trauma
  • Useful for children and adolescents
  • Colorful illustrations, descriptive text

The Trauma Reaction Cards are a therapeutic tool to assist children and adolescents in understanding and identifying their reactions to traumatic or stressful life experiences. These colorful and illustrated cards are categorized into the four domains of trauma reactions: Behavior Reactions, Body Reactions, Brain & Thinking Reactions, and Feelings Reactions. Note: To be used by qualified professionals only.

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Complete Booklist

Aggression Replacement Training: a Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Youth, 3rd Edition. John Gibbs & Barry Glick, $69.50 (Grades 6-12)

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens. Lisa Schab, $21.95

Beyond the Blues: a Workbook for Teens Who Are Depressed. Lisa Schab, $22.50

Caleb's Healing Story: an Interactive Story with Activities to Help Children to Overcome Challenges Arising from Trauma, Attachment Issues, Adoption or Fostering. Kathleen Chara & Tasha Lehner, illustrated by Samantha Aburime, $22.95

Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth. Liana Lowenstein, $26.95; More Creative Interventions for Troubled Children and Youth, $26.95

Defying the Defiance: 151 Insights, Strategies, Lessons and Activities for Helping Students with ODD. Tip Frank et al, $34.95

Finding Sunshine After the Storm: a Workbook That Builds Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, and Healthy Boundaries. Sharon McGee & Curtis Holmes, $25.50

Group Activities for Kids Who Hurt. Sally Jo Blair, $25.95

Group Exercises for Adolescents: a Manual for Therapists, School Counselors & Spiritual Leaders, 3rd Edition. Susan Carrell, $112.95

Group Work with Adolescents: Principles and Practice. Andrew Malekoff, $106.50

Helping, Sharing and Caring Game:  a game to promote communication and social skills. 2-6 players, ages 4-11 Board Game $77.95; Card Game $33.95

I Bet I Won't Fret: a Workbook to Help Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Timothy Sisemore, $27.95

I Feel Angry When... the Game That Teaches Kids How to Keep Their Cool Using I-Messages and Anger Control Strategies. Donna McGoff, $42.95 (ages 6-12)

Learning to Listen, Learning to Care: a Workbook to Help Kids Learn Self-Control and Empathy. Lawrence Shapiro, $23.95

My Feeling Better Workbook: Activities that Help Kids Beat the Blues. Sarah Hamil, $23.95

My Lifebook Journal: a Workbook That Helps Kids Adjust to Foster Care. Therese Accinelli, $23.95

A Safe Place for Caleb: an Interactive Book for Kids, Teens and Adults with Issues of Attachment, Grief and Loss or Early Trauma. Kathleen Chara & Paul Chara, $27.95

The Social Success Workbook. Barbara Cooper & Nancy Widdows, $22.50

Stop Relax & Think:  a Board Game to Help Impulsive Children Think Before They Can Act.  2-6 players, ages 6-12 $77.95; Card Game $34.95

Trauma Reaction Cards for Children and Adolescents. Beth Richey, Childswork Childsplay, $28.95

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