Active Interventions For Kids And Teens: Adding Adventures And Fun To Counseling
Publish Date: 2008-03-31
Author: Jeffrey S. Ashby;Terry Kottman;Donald;Ph.D. DeGraaf
This engaging guide contains 50 action-oriented activities that can be used time and time again in groups with children, adolescents, and adults. Combining fun with proven adventure therapy strategies, the activities are designed to stimulate learning, promote social and emotional development and insight, cultivate strategic skills, foster change, and encourage teamwork. For quick and easy use, each activity lists age range, game rules, goals and objectives, materials required, modification suggestions, and post-activity processing and discussion questions. Additionally, helpful matrixes organize the activities by type, goals, objectives, and grade levels to help group leaders find the right activity at the right time, whether in school or mental health settings.
The authors also include 'how to' chapters with lots of practical suggestions for leading the activities in ways that are safe, enjoyable, and facilitative of the therapeutic goals; provide a rationale for using games and adventure therapy; discuss developmental considerations in treatment planning with children and teens; and offer their suggestions on how best to process and adapt the activities for maximum results.