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Bears, Bears Everywhere!

Supporting Children's Emotional Health in the Classroom

Lesley Koplow offers teachers a proven way of addressing social and emotional issues in the classroom. In Bears, Bears Everywhere!, Koplow shares innovative strategies for integrating Teddy Bears into classroom life and the curriculum itself to help teachers address unresolved emotional issues that hinder children's socialization and learning processes. She explains how using Teddy Bears as transitional objects can help children connect to their feelings and express them in constructive ways, establishing a safe and supportive learning environment. To help teachers integrate the Teddy Bear method into core curriculum, the text includes lesson plans, grade-specific activities (pre-K-5th grade), sample dialogue, children's writing and drawing, and full-colour photographs.

The Emotionally Healthy Child

Helping Children Calm, Center, and Make Smarter Choices

While growing up has never been easy, today's world presents kids and their parents with unprecedented challenges. The upside, posits Maureen Healy, is a widespread acknowledgment that emotional health, resilience, and equilibrium can be learned and strengthened. Healy is an expert on teaching skills that address the high sensitivity, big emotions, and hyper energy she herself experienced growing up. Three simple steps are key — Stop, Calm, and Make Smarter Choices. While not always easy, these steps are powerful, and Healy shows readers exactly how to implement them. Children move from acting out or shutting down, experiencing frequent physical symptoms such as head- and stomachaches, or hurting themselves or others, to recognizing they are being triggered, feeling their emotions, and using mindfulness strategies to respond from a calmer place.

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child

Intelligence That Comes from the Heart Every parent knows the importance of equipping children with the intellectual skills they need to succeed in school and life. But children also need to master their emotions. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child is a guide to teaching children to understand and regulate their emotional world. And as acclaimed psychologist and researcher John Gottman shows, once they master this important life skill, emotionally intelligent children will enjoy increased self-confidence, greater physical health, better performance in school, and healthier social relationships. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child will equip parents with a five-step "emotion coaching" process that teaches how to: * Be aware of a child's emotions * Recognize emotional expression as an opportunity for intimacy and teaching * Listen empathetically and validate a child's feelings * Label emotions in words a child can understand * Help a child come up with an appropriate way to solve a problem or deal with an upsetting issue or situation Written for parents of children of all ages, Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child will enrich the bonds between parent and child and contribute immeasurably to the development of a generation of emotionally healthy adults.

Guide to Supporting Children Through Bereavement and Loss

Emotional Wellbeing in School and at Home

Currently, many children are unable to access emotional support services, and other members of a child's support network are required to provide this emotional guidance and support. This resource book has been written to support children when they have experienced a loss or bereavement. It is intended to be used as a guide by families and friends, school staff, and all other adults supporting children through their grief, to help them to provide this emotional guidance. Guide to supporting Children through Bereavement and Loss offers information, education, and guidance about how to understand grief, ways to support the process and emotions of grief, and to help children to express themselves and make sense of their changed world. It covers the 'Stages of Grief', and many practical ideas and activities designed to help children to process and understand their grief, as well as express and explore their emotions. There is a section on undertaking group work for bereaved children, as well as information on self-care, and when a referral to a specialist service may be required. This guide was designed to be used by any person supporting a child through loss or bereavement no matter their previous understanding of these issues. It is specifically written to be as accessible and as user friendly as possible to help rather than hinder the user. It can also be used alone, or alongside the story book 'When the Sun Fell out of the Sky'.

Understanding and Supporting Children with Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties

This is a comprehensive guide to this group of ill-defined, often unrelated disorders, which can cause children to become disruptive both in the school and at home. The text examines the potential causes of both emotional and behavioural problems.

Observing Children with Attachment Difficulties in School

A Tool for Identifying and Supporting Emotional and Social Difficulties in Children Aged 5-11

Emotional difficulties in children aged 5-11 can display themselves in a range of different behaviours, and it is important for staff in schools to be able to identify and address these problems, and to provide appropriate help. This easy-to-use tool provides an observation checklist which enables staff to identify behavioural patterns in children with social and emotional difficulties, analyse the emotional difficulties underlying these behaviours and establish what kind of help and support the children need. Behavioural responses are categorised within clearly outlined topics, including behaviour, play and relationship with peers, attachment behaviours, emotional state in the classroom and attitude to attendance. Checklists and diagrams identify different 'styles' of relating (secure, avoidant, ambivalent), to help school staff who work with children and their families to respond appropriately to the individual needs of each child. A range of handouts include activities designed to provide emotional support, to focus and regulate behaviour and enable the child to develop important social and emotional skills. Suitable for use with children aged 5-11, this tool will be an invaluable resource for teachers, teaching assistants, learning support staff, school counsellors and educational psychologists.

Helping Children Toward Emotional Intelligence

Emotions are energy we store in our bodies. If not let go, if pushed down and not understood, these feelings can cause pain and illness. Its especially important for children to learn about emotions, how to acknowledge them, and what they mean. Children need to understand them and learn skills to deal with them in a safe and supportive environment, learn to sit with and within the feelings, give them credence, and let them go. In Helping Children toward Emotional Intelligence, author Rene Robinson offers a guide containing ways and ideas to help children toward a deeper emotional intelligence. She answers the following questions: What is emotional intelligence? What are emotions? What does emotional intelligence mean for a child? What does it mean for methe parent, the grandparent, or the caregiver of a child? What does it mean to help a child become emotionally intelligent? What do I want for this child? What would I like for this child and me? How can I provide the understanding and support needed for this child to become emotionally well? What does it mean to live my truth, and how do I live it daily? How do I help my children find their truth and learn to live within this truth? How do we all learn to be real? With personal experiences include, Robinson shares techniques to help children understand and appropriately deal with their emotions.

Emotional Agility

Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life

"The counterintuitive approach to achieving your true potential, heralded by the Harvard Business Review as a groundbreaking idea of the year"--

The Happy Kid Handbook

How to Raise Joyful Children in a Stressful World

With all the parenting information out there and the constant pressure to be the “perfect” parent, it seems as if many parents have lost track of one very important piece of the parenting puzzle: raising happy kids. Parenting today has gotten far too complicated. It’s never been the easiest job in the world, but with all the “parenting advice” parents are met with at every corner, it’s hard not to become bewildered. It seems that in the past it was a good deal simpler. You made sure there was dinner on the table and the kids got to school on time and no one set anything on fire, and you called it a success. But today everybody has a different method for dealing with the madness--attachment parenting, free-range parenting, mindful parenting. And who is to say one is more right or better than another? How do you choose? The truth is that whatever drumbeat you march to, all parents would agree that we just want our kids to be happy. It seems like a no-brainer, right? But in the face of all the many parenting theories out there, happiness feels like it has become incidental. That’s where The Happy Kid Handbook by child and adolescent psychotherapist and parenting expert Katie Hurley comes in. She shows parents how happiness is the key to raising confident, capable children. It’s not about giving in every time your child wants something so they won’t feel bad when you say no, or making sure that they’re taking that art class, and the ballet class, and the soccer class (to help with their creativity and their coordination and all that excess energy). Happiness is about parenting the individual, because not every child is the same, and not every child will respond to parenting the same way. By exploring the differences among introverts, extroverts, and everything in between, this definitive guide to parenting offers parents the specific strategies they need to meet their child exactly where he or she needs to be met from a social-emotional perspective. A back-to-basics guide to parenting, The Happy Kid Handbook is a must-have for any parent hoping to be the best parent they can be. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children

Meeting the Five Critical Needs of Children - And Parents Too!

Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick (A Harvard Medical School Book)

For families with a seriously ill parent--advice on helping your children cope from two leading Harvard psychiatrists Based on a Massachusetts General Hospital program, Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child When a Parent is Sick covers how you can address children's concerns when a parent is seriously ill, how to determine how children with different temperaments are really feeling and how to draw them out, ways to ensure the child's financial and emotional security and reassure the child that he or she will be taken care of.

Supporting Children Through Bereavement and Loss & When the Sun Fell Out of the Sky

Currently, many children are unable to access emotional support services, and other members of a child's support network are required to provide this emotional guidance and support. This set, consisting of a guidebook and an accompanying story book, has been written to support children when they have experienced a loss or bereavement. It is intended to be used by families and friends, school staff, and all other adults supporting children through their grief, to help them to provide this emotional guidance. Guide to supporting Children through Bereavement and Loss offers information, education, and guidance about how to understand grief, ways to support the process and emotions of grief, and to help children to express themselves and make sense of their changed world. The accompanying story book, When the Sun Fell Out of the Sky, has been written to support key adults in helping bereaved children to find a way to cope, manage, and make it through their grief. The set is designed to be used by any person supporting a child through loss or bereavement no matter their previous understanding of these issues. It is specifically written to be as accessible and as user friendly as possible to help rather than hinder the user, and the books can be used together or alone.

Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children

Support groups:
* children ages 3-12
* teens
* parent-caregiver groups
* groups meet twice monthly - call for details

Other services:
Grief Training
Educational presentations and consultations to schools, educational organizations, employers, community agencies, faith communities and other groups on topics that include:
* understanding the grieving process
* understanding children's and teen grief
* talking to children about death and dying
* supporting employees who are grieving
* supporting grieving students at school

McMaster Children's Hospital - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre - 325 Wellington St

Offers outpatient services and access to the Hamilton-Niagara Regional Early Autism Initiative (regional provider), developmental pediatrics and rehabilitation services, and child and youth mental health services.

Children's Aid Society of Hamilton - Family Support Program

Provides protection support services to families referred by child protection workers.

Family Visit Program: Parents can visit together in fully supervised, partially supervised, or check in/check out
formats. Parents and children are provided support to ensure that visits are positive and safe for everyone participating. Children may be in foster care or in the care of kin.

Parent Support Program: Provides focused therapeutic teaching to parents in the home and community, including situations where children are returning to a parent's care. Parents learn new techniques in parenting without using physical discipline, receive supportive instruction in infant care and development, child management, family routines, and nutrition, and are connected to services and supports in the community. Some families receive on-site supervised therapeutic intervention from the Parent Support Program.

Children's Aid Society of Hamilton - Family Support Program

Provides protection support services to families referred by child protection workers.

Family Visit Program: Parents can visit together in fully supervised, partially supervised, or check in/check out
formats. Parents and children are provided support to ensure that visits are positive and safe for everyone participating. Children may be in foster care or in the care of kin.

Parent Support Program: Provides focused therapeutic teaching to parents in the home and community, including situations where children are returning to a parent's care. Parents learn new techniques in parenting without using physical discipline, receive supportive instruction in infant care and development, child management, family routines, and nutrition, and are connected to services and supports in the community. Some families receive on-site supervised therapeutic intervention from the Parent Support Program.

McMaster Children's Hospital - Child and Youth Mental Health Outpatient Service and Home Based Services - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 3

Supports children and their families with moderate to severe emotional and/or behavioural difficulties, who have not responded to traditional out-patient services. The staff are Child and Youth workers and Early Childhood Educators, and are part of a large outpatient team, including child psychiatry.

Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

Protects children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and harm under a mandate from The Child and Family Services Act of Ontario.

Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

Protects children from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and harm under a mandate from The Child and Family Services Act of Ontario.

Children's Aid Society of Hamilton - Christmas Support Program

Program welcomes individuals, families, service organizations, or local businesses to sponsor a family or make an in-kind or monetary contribution to the agency’s Sponsorship Program or Toy Room and help hundreds of children and their families during the holiday season.

Ontario. Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services - Ontario Disability Support Program - Burlington Office

Program offers financial assistance to help individual/family with essential living expenses * benefits, for individual/family, including prescription drugs and vision care * help finding and keeping a job, and with career advancement

Program offers two types of support:
Income Support: financial assistance provided each month to help with the costs of basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter
* also includes benefits for clients and their eligible family members
* health benefits (prescription drug coverage * dental coverage * vision care * medical supplies * medical transportation * pregnancy and breastfeeding nutritional allowance * extended health benefit)
* disability-related benefits (assistive devices * additional help for hearing aids and mobility devices * guide dog benefit)
* employment incentives and benefits (employment and training start up benefit * coverage for up-front child care costs * work-related benefit * transitional health benefit * employment transition benefit)
* transition child benefit

Employment Supports: services and supports to help clients with disabilities find and keep a job, and advance their careers

Interactive Voice Response (IVR) automated information and payment details, file status
1-800-808-2268 (service not available to TTY users) * Mon-Fri 8 am-9 pm, Sat-Sun 12 noon-5 pm

Welfare Fraud Hotline to report suspected cases of social assistance fraud
1-800-394-7867 or welfare.fraud.css@ontario.ca

Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services - Child and Youth Trauma Services Program

Program offers comprehensive assessment and specialized intervention and treatment for : children and youth up to age 18 who have been sexually victimized; children under 12 concerning sexual behaviour; and children under 12 who have engaged in intrafamilial sexual abuse (e.g. siblings, cousins etc.).







Thrive Child and Youth Trauma Services - Child and Youth Trauma Services Program

Program offers comprehensive assessment and specialized intervention and treatment for : children and youth up to age 18 who have been sexually victimized; children under 12 concerning sexual behaviour; and children under 12 who have engaged in intrafamilial sexual abuse (e.g. siblings, cousins etc.).







Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice - Supportive Care

The program offer compassionate, non-judgemental bereavement support, to individuals and families experiencing loss.