Helping Anxious and Discouraged Youth
The second decade of the 21st century has created an increased array of challenges for adults and children. Children and adolescents today are experiencing alarming difficulties trying to cope with increased anxiety and discouragement. The lessons and strategies offered in this resource are designed to be utilized by counselors, social workers, teachers, other professional caregivers, and parents as tools to help bolster the mental health competencies of youth. The content was written to help increase the resiliency and the coping skills of young people as they grapple with feelings of anxiety and discouragement during their critical developmental years.
This resource contains 16 core lessons that are engaging, insightful and able to be completed in about 30-40 minutes.
- Anxiety & Discouragement
- Present Thinking
- Reframing Thoughts
- Big Deals or Little Deals
- What’s Strong With You?
- Coping Strategies
- Bounce – Resiliency
- Being Resourceful
- Academic Anxiety & Discouragement
- Healthy Social Media
- Taking Care of Your Physical Self
- Extreme Anxiety or Discouragement
- Becoming Involved in Something New
EACH LESSON INCLUDES
- Activities, Discussion Initiators, & Optional Extensions