Grief And Loss
Helping Children Cope with Loss

This worksheet encourages adults to follow the CHILD technique to help children who have experienced a loss. The acronym stands for: Consider, Honesty, Involve, Listen, and Do It Again.

Learning to Relax When You Are Upset

This worksheet is intended to help children who have difficulty expressing their feelings and are prone to experiencing stomachaches. headaches and other physical problems when they are upset. The worksheet teaches a simple breathing relaxation technique and also suggests other ways children can deal with difficult feelings. (depression, relaxation techniques, breathing, health anxiety, 0630)

Thinking About Emotions Game

This worksheet is designed to help people think and talk about their feelings. Players pitch a penny on the worksheet and then talk about the feeling where the penny lands. The game can be played in a small group or even by an individual. (emotional intelligence, depression, communication, social skills, 0317)

Loving Kindness Meditation

This worksheet is designed to teach people the technique of Loving Kindness Meditation. Research suggests that this simple meditation can have a long term effect on people’s happiness. (ACT, meditation, happiness, mindfulness, depression, 0616)

Just Scribble

This worksheet can be used for two purposes: to help people relax when anxious or stressed and to help people think about their feelings. PDF (1116, relaxation, insight)

Create a Mandala

This simple art therapy exercise can help people get in touch with the feelings and can be used with clients to start a conversation about their self-image. Many therapists use this activity as part of a healing process. (art therapy, 0815)

Understanding How Children Grieve

This chart can help parents and educators understand the typical as well as the traumatic reactions that children may have to the death of a family member or friend. (1114)

Helping Children Cope With The Loss Of A Sibling

This handout was prepared by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It gives parents an overview of how to help children when they experience the death of a sibling. Type: PDF (914)

What Happens When Someone Dies?

This worksheet will help children talk about their concerns about what happens when someone dies. Keep in mind that talking about death is an ongoing discussion, and make sure they know that they can ask questions and talk about their feelings at any time.

Recognizing the Symptoms of Child Abuse And Neglect

This fact sheet was developed by the Child Welfare Gateway and should be given to anyone who works with children. It defines the various types of child abuse and neglect according to Federal guidelines, and can be helpful in detecting signs of abuse or neglect.