Using “I-Spy” for Mindful De-Escalation

The art of mindfulness in de-escalation and calming is often neglected, and I am also speaking from my own experience here when I say that. More recently, though, I have made attempts to integrate mindfulness when providing crisis intervention for children of various ages. It may sound silly, but I have found that using “I […]

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Finding Wholeness Piece by Piece — Resources for Kids with Absent Parents

I stumbled across the title track of Kelly Clarkson’s most recent album, “Piece by Piece,” when a friend shared it on Facebook. Little did I know that I was about to hear a song about healing from the hurt of an absent parent. In this song, Clarkson emotionally tells the journey of how she was […]

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Cool off (coping skill) snowflake  — Art of Social Work

It is getting colder and depending on where you live, that may mean snow too. Regardless of climate and cultural background though, I have found, most children understand the concept of a snowflake and how to make one by folding and cutting shapes in paper. This provides a simple and fun way to make […]

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Songs of self esteem: making music about me!  — Art of Social Work

Who doesn’t enjoy music that is uplifting and positive? It can feel as if the song was written just for you, and who knows, maybe it was. 😉 I always say the best interventions are those that children make up themselves, and the kuddos goes to the kiddos on this one yet again. Essentially […]

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The Healing Effects of Colour Therapy — Art Xtedia

Colours are everywhere, simply all around us, if you really pay attention to it. Even as you read this article you will notice the colour all around your home and even outdoor if you are on mobile. It is something that excites your senses consciously and sub-consciously. Colours have their origins and it is as […]

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