Self-Regulation for Kids K-12: Strategies for Calming Minds and Behavior

Tollison, Synatschk and Logan
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This compassionate and practical book enhances our understanding and teaching of young people who can benefit from strengthening their self-regulation skills."

John Murphy,
Professor of Psychology,
University of Central Arkansas

Ready-To-Use Research-Based Activities for Kids with Trauma, Anxiety, or Aggression

Self-Regulation for Kids K-12: Strategies for Calming Minds and Behavior engages the reader in a full explanation of self-regulation and provides a step-by-step, practical guide to developing a program for helping children and adolescents. This text is a valuable resource for counselors, teachers, and behavior specialists.

Chapters 1-3 provide research-based information regarding the connections between emotional intelligence, somatic experience, emotional regulation, and relationships and the ability to self-regulate.

Chapter 4 is a how-to for using somatic interventions.

Chapter 5 links the concepts of solution-focused therapeutic approaches to the somatic concepts.

Chapter 6 integrates the theory and literature into a model for use in the schools and mental health settings to help children and adolescents regulate their emotions and behaviors. Vignettes and case examples are included.

Other Features Include:


  • Appendix A: Tools – an array of reproducible resources, organized into tools for Assessment, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, and Crisis Response
  • Appendix B: Activities – 57 lesson/ activity plans for use in individual and group settings to teach skills for the Caregiver and for the Student in self-regulation (Grounding, Mindful Awareness, and Tracking Sensations) and the CASEL skills areas (Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision Making, and Relationship Skills). 

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Complete Kit Includes: 288-page, 8.5 x 11 softcover manual, and online access to PDFs of Apendix A and Appendix B reproducible materials and 2 excel files • ©2011