Change is inevitable. Everyone experiences change throughout their entire lives. It is important that school counselors teach students how to manage strong feelings when change does take place. . When children learn to cope with change at a young age, they grow up to become more resilient teenagers and adults.
This packet will give counselors strategies to better help students in grades 3-6 (older or younger depending on the student) cope with life changing circumstances, whether coping with parent’s divorce, the death of a pet, or moving to a new school. Most importantly, it will help students learn that change is a normal part of life.
Included in this packet:
• A Power Point presentation which introduces students to 7 different strategies to better cope with change (13 slides)
• “How do you feel about change?” Feelings inventory and Four Corners Game (can be used with Power Point after the feelings about change slide)
• “6 Word Story-End of the Year Reflections” writing activity (great for school transition)
• Coping with Change-Letter to myself (students write a letter to themselves giving advice on how to better cope with a specific life changing circumstance)
• Bridging School Transitions
• Boxed up Feelings worksheet
• Reframing Negative Thoughts worksheet
• Coping with Change Venn-Diagram (compare and contrast before and after the change)
• Coping with Change quotes
• Power Point PDF slides (could be turned into a workbook)
I hope that you thoroughly enjoy using this packet and find it to be useful.
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