Is your child or family stressed out? This game can help! It will teach your kids what they need to know in order to handle challenging feelings and situations, such as: bullying, friendship problems, grief & loss, impulsivity & anger, anxiety & depression, addictive behaviors, concentration & academic stressors, and self-esteem issues. Resilient Kids Boot Camp was developed by a licensed mental health professional with over 20 years of experience. Based on the core skills of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), this board game teaches kids a skill set that will help them become more resilient during stressful times. Specifically, they will learn to develop mindfulness and social skills, as well as how to regulate emotions and handle stress. Current research indicates resilience is a skill set that can be enhanced with practice. The instructional guide details the rules, reasons to play, creative uses, as well as the significance of this ground breaking game. This game is a must have for every educator, counselor, parent, and family.
For ages 6 +. Features of the game include: a game board, 4 tokens, 1 die, 80 tokens, 80 cards (20 Be Mindful Cards in the Mindfulness Forrest Cards, 20 Regulate Emotions Cards in the Wave Pool Cards, 20 Handle Stress in Fire Canyon, and 20 Practice Social Skills Cards in Yellow Springs), and a Spinner. Players move through the game board and will receive tokens for their effort in answering questions that target these resiliency skills. The game provides a variety of scenarios that will help individuals understand how to better manage their own experiences, as well as think about how others may respond. The game is best played with adult supervision. The supervising adult (parent, teacher, counselor, therapist, etc.) can assist the youth in practicing effective responses that will result in better coping strategies, and enhanced resiliency. In a nonjudgmental, but descriptive fashion, the supervising adult can review the youths’ answers to the questions, and then model appropriate behavior and responses, accordingly.