Activities to Enhance Social, Emotional, and Problem-Solving Skills: Seventy-Six Activities that Teach Children, Adolescents, and Adults Skills Crucial to Success in Life. Second Edition
Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd
Source ID: shanti-sources-91026
Collection: Evidence-based Teacher Professional Development
Abstract: This book provides descriptions of 76 engaging activities that can be used to teach children, adolescents, and adults valuable social, emotional, and problem-solving skills. Some of the skills taught include identifying and expressing one's own emotions, identifying emotions in others, coping with stressors, making and keeping friends, setting goals, and solving real-life problems. The game and challenge aspects of the activities engage the trainee in the activity, while the instructional aspects of the book explain to the trainee how and when to apply a skill in everyday life. The book provides background information on the value of the skills taught by the activities, guidance on how to use the activities to maximum effect, and examples of how various types of trainees reacted to the activities. Counselors, psychotherapists, teachers, and parents can use the activities to facilitate the development of important skills in maladjusted or well-adjusted individuals. Some chapters explore activities that teach: how to identify and talk about emotions; problem-solving skills; and coping methods. Other chapters explore activities that foster: self-confidence; a positive outlook; value clarification, goal setting, and planning; persistence, and enhancing social skills. Commercial Games are appended. A list of references and an index conclude the book. A foreword by Rhea Zakich is also included.