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Teaching Kids About Healthy Friendships & Boundaries

Free Worksheets to Begin the Conversation

In celebration of her debut book, The Not-So-Friendly Friend, Christina Furnival shares worksheets that can be used to help children understand, set, and uphold healthy boundaries.

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Fostering Mental Health in Student Athletes

Strategies for Increasing Self-Esteem & Setting Healthy Boundaries

Historic moments in professional sports and an increased spotlight on the mental health of athletes prompt Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S, to answer an essential question: how do we frame this moment as a positive learning experience for our youth?

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Enhance Attention & Engagement with 6 Exercises to Combat Screen Fatigue

Movement Sequences to Energize & Restore

Kids need multisensory experiences in order to stay focused and engaged, yet research shows us that excessive screen time actually interferes with these processes. Aubrey Schmalle, OTR/L, SIPT, provides simple exercises that can be used to help children increase their self-regulation.

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A Strengths-Based Approach to Autism Assessment

FREE Video Demonstration

In this brief video, Rebecca Sachs, PhD, ABPP, and Tamara Rosen, PhD, demonstrate how to bring a strengths-based approach to autism assessment.

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Sustainable Well-Being and Resilience

Free Resource from Self-Compassion for Educators

Lisa Baylis explains how we can embody sustainable well-being in our everyday lives as educators, outlining seven tangible practices that build resiliency.

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The Necessity of Self-Compassion for Every Educator

Reflections on the importance of self-compassion & a free exercise

Lisa Baylis, MEd, understands the struggle of trying to be there for your students while also caring for yourself. But self-care isn’t self-indulgent. It’s a necessary aspect of being the best educator you can be.

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Self-Compassion in Our Most Difficult Moments

Free Worksheets to Help Educators Practice Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Self-care is an integral part of our well-being, but is it enough? Lisa Baylis, MEd, shares one of her most vulnerable moments as an educator and provides free worksheets that fellow teachers can use to cultivate self-compassion.

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8 Books to Celebrate Teachers

Celebrate the teachers in your life by giving them books they will enjoy both inside and outside the classroom

PESI Team

Our PESI Publishing team has compiled eight of our favorite resources for teachers, including thoughtful children's books, toolboxes filled with resources, and self-care guides.

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Zoom Fatigue, It’s Real

How to Keep Children and Teens Engaged in Online Therapy

Doing therapy online has become the new normal, but it presents unique challenges many clinicians have not dealt with previously. Laura Dessauer gives us six new strategies to try out with clients as well as tips on how her newest publication, Art Therapy Card Deck for Children and Adolescents, can successfully introduce creativity into online sessions!

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8 Ways to Help Children Grow a Mindfulness Practice

And a FREE Breathing Practice Coloring Handout for Kids

Andrea Dorn, MSW, the author of Calm and Peaceful Mindful Me, gives 8 tips and tools to teach mindfulness to kids in a concrete, step-by-step way.

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