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Anxiety in Schools in a Post-Pandemic World

Strategies to effectively treat anxiety in a school setting

Anxiety especially is at an all-time high and appears to be affecting larger percentages of the population. Ashley Rose, LCSW, LSSW, shares classroom-based strategies to treat anxiety and help children heal in a post-pandemic world.

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8 Must-Have Play Therapy Books for Therapists Who Work with Young Clients

These books will change up your sessions with your young clients

PESI Team

Play therapy is a beneficial method for working with young clients in and out of the therapy office, and PESI has the books to get you started or inspire new ideas for play therapy sessions!

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EMDR for Kids: How to Playfully Integrate Into Your Practice

Free EMDR worksheets for kids

When Christine Mark-Griffin, LCSW, began working with young kids, she quickly realized that traditional therapy was often not enough to fully unravel the trauma and pain these little ones were carrying, so she set out to create EMDR resources to help.

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Helping Teens Cope with Grief After Death by Suicide

Ask a Therapist with David Kessler, one of the world’s foremost experts on healing and loss.

David Kessler

When the unthinkable happens, it's tough to find the words to help teens understand they are not to blame. David Kessler offers up advice on what to say and how to help teens cope with the grief of death by suicide in the school setting.

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CBT Activities for Kids Overcoming Adverse Experiences

FREE CBT worksheets to empower kids into resilience and growth.

PESI Team

A great activity to use with kids and adolescents to help them develop their ability to be resilient and overcome adverse experiences is this FREE Cognitive Behavioral Triangle exercise.

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Ask a Therapist: Parenting through the Chaos of Today’s World

Katie Hurley, LCSW

The tumultuous landscape of the current world is causing anxiety and confusion even in the minds of our tweens and teens, and child and adolescent psychotherapist Katie Hurley is here to present some much-needed relief.

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Breathing Through the Back-to-School Bustle

Read along with Jennifer Cohen Harper

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, E-RYT, RCYT

Join PESI children’s author Jennifer Cohen Harper as she reads her book Thank You Breath and offers up simple breathing practices for kids as they head back to school.

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8 Books to Help Kids Reap the Mental and Physical Benefits of Nature

PESI’s list of nature-inspired titles will get your children up and moving

PESI Team

The outdoors are a great place for mindfulness, action, and imagination. PESI’s list of nature-inspired titles will get your children up and moving!

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3 Things Every Child Therapist Needs to Know About a Kid’s Nervous System

Proven body-based interventions that’ll help your young clients thrive

PESI Team

Jackie Flynn, ED.S., MA, LMHC-S, RPT provides insight into proven body-based interventions that’ll help your young clients thrive.

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Help Your Child Learn from Their Mistakes

Free printable coloring pages for kids

Kellie Doyle Bailey, MA, CCC-SLP, MMT/SELI

Kellie Doyle Bailey’s newest children’s book in the Calm Cool Kids series is almost here—with tons of mindfulness tips to help teach your child how to react during tricky moments.

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