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Coping Skills for Kids and Tweens: How to Manage Big Feelings in an Uncertain Time and Beyond

Janine Halloran, MA, LMHC
1 Hour 29 Minutes
Aug 05, 2020
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School as we know it looks unlike anything we ever could have imagined.

As we return to educating our children (whether in school or remotely) the question on everyone’s mind -- how do we offer our students the support they need, no matter where they are?

Kids will be struggling to manage their anxiety, stress, and anger they feel in safe and healthy ways.  So how do we help them manage the emotional climate that is so crucial to connecting and learning!

Join Janine Halloran, author of best-selling “Coping Skills for Kids Workbook” to show kids simple, healthy, and safe ways to identify and express their emotions and calm their bodies. By discovering coping skills, they’ll be better able to focus on their work during school time and spend time connecting with their families when schoolwork is done.

The positive impact safe and healthy coping skills will have on a child will be truly transformational! Purchase today!


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Janine Halloran, MA, LMHC, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 20 years of experience working with children, teens and their families. She is the founder and CEO of Coping Skills for Kids, where she creates and curates tools & resources to help adults teach kids healthy ways to deal with stress, anxiety and anger. She is the author of the Coping Skills for Kids Workbook: Over 75 Coping Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger (PESI, 2018) and Social Skills for Kids: Over 75 Fun Games & Activities for Building Better Relationships, Problem Solving & Improving Communication (PESI, 2018). She is an NBC Parent Toolkit Expert and has written articles featured on their blog. In addition, she has written for several other publications, including Hey Sigmund, Confident Families Confident Kids and Bay State Parent Magazine. She’s worked in a variety of settings, including schools, residential programs and outpatient mental health facilities. She is in private practice and offers consultation.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Janine Halloran maintains a private practice and is the co-founder and CEO of Coping Skills for Kids and Encourage Play, LLC. Janine Halloran is a published author and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Janine Halloran has a professional relationship with AT Parenting.


  1. Determine how the pandemic has impacted students socially and emotionally and integrate strategies for better focus.
  2. Apply coping skills for kids to try either at home or school to implement safe ways to express anger.
  3. Develop students' relaxation and coping skills to manage anxiety.


Anxiety, Stress, and Anger in a Pandemic

  • Explore how the pandemic has impacted the social and emotional lives of our children
  • Why Social Emotional Learning is important now more than ever
  • How our needs and windows of tolerance have changed

Coping Skills for Anxiety

  • Deep Breathing Ideas
  • Mindfulness Strategies
  • Relaxation/Calming Activities for Kids 
Coping Skills for Stress
  • Scheduling to reduce stress
  • The importance of play and downtime
  • Using your senses to manage stress

Coping Skills for Anger/Frustration

  • Understand that anger is often just the tip of the iceberg - a lot of feelings hide beneath 
  • Safe ways to express anger with movement
  • Setting up individual calm down kits for kids

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nurses
  • School Guidance Counselors
  • School Social Workers
  • School Psychologists
  • School Administrators
  • Teachers
  • Special Education Teachers
  • School-based Clinicians
  • Educational Paraprofessionals
  • Other Helping Professionals that work with children

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