Strategies for Managing and Adapting to the Changing World
By: Ester R.A. Leutenberg and Carol Butler-Cooper, MS Ed, RN, C
This workbook was developed due to the concerns about young children’s and teens’ reactions to the pandemic. This crisis has impacted our young people in numerous ways. Many Jr. High and High School students were not able to have a graduation ceremony. Young people are struggling with virtual classes and living in homes where no parent is available during the day because they have to work to provide for their families.
Ester and Carol have written many books on anxiety, coping, life management, mindfulness, character building, etc., but none of them really addresses being in the middle of a world-wide crisis.
Everyone is struggling during this pandemic, especially our young people. This new book is for teachers, counselors, parents, and anyone supporting young people and teens. The book has five chapters with ten activity handouts per chapter. Chapters include Physical and Emotional Health, Safety, Money, Media, and Coping and each chapter has reproducible activity pages to use with an individual, class, or group.
About the Authors
Ester R.A. Leutenberg has worked in the mental health field for many years as a publisher, author, and advocate for those suffering from loss. She personally experienced a devastating loss when her son Mitchell, after struggling with a mental illness for eight years, died by suicide in 1986. Soon after, as a way of both healing and helping others, Ester co-founded Wellness Reproductions & Publishing with her daughter Kathy Khalsa and began developing therapeutic products that help facilitators help their clients.
Carol Butler-Cooper, MS Ed, RN, C, has a Master of Science in Education and School Counseling, a Certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies, and is a Board Certified Psychiatric and Mental Health Registered Nurse. The activities in her previous publications were developed in response to clients’ needs, and have been utilized effectively with diverse populations. She has taught children and adults, provided vocational and employee assistance counseling, and worked in mental health care for children, adolescents, and adults in hospital and community settings.
About the Illustrator
Amy L. Brodsky, LISW-S, has worked assisting children and adults in psychiatric crisis. She is well known for her creative illustrations for the Emotions product line, and over 60 therapeutic books written by Ester Leutenberg.