Help children & families manage STRESS using mindfulness with Resilient Kids Boot Camp game!
The reality of life is that all human beings get stressed more often than they realize. Most people will go through one or two major traumatic stressors during a lifetime. Additionally, most individuals will also go through several smaller stressful events. Stress is not only existent in adults, but in children as well. Over exposure to stress in children has been found to cause decreased academic performance, problems with attention, impulsive behaviors, increased depression and anxiety, sleep problems, and social struggles. In addition to stress, bullying, managing difficult relationships, dealing with loss, and coping with academic pressures are just a few of the overwhelming events that children often face.
Learning how to navigate through challenging events and manage stress is not easy. However, the ability to be remain calm during challenging events and utilize healthy coping skills to manage stress is a skill set that can be taught and developed. Resilient Kids Boot Camp was created by a psychologist and social worker with over 30 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. The instructional guide details the rules, reasons to play, creative uses, as well as the significance of this groundbreaking game. This game is a must have for every educator, counselor, parent, and family.
The Game's Creators
Resilient Kids Boot Camp was created by Paula Squitieri Ph.D. and Thomas Faulkner LCSW, clinicians with over 30 years of combined experience working with children and families. As trained professionals in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Dr. Squitieri and Mr. Faulkner used their evidenced based knowledge to create and design this therapeutic tool.