Calming Children in Crisis
A major challenge in working with children who have experienced trauma is helping them manage the strong emotions often experienced as a result of this trauma. Feelings of emotional pain resulting from maltreatment and loss often present as anger. Children may feel overwhelmed by their feelings and express anger in a way that places themselves and others at risk. This course provides skills for helpers to assist children in identifying and managing their feelings in a healthy manner. Specific skills taught include helping children identify and label their feelings, cope with feelings of anger, develop a “Safety Plan,” and how and when to use the plan. The skills taught in this course are helpful for persons working with children in a wide variety of settings including residential and educational facilities.