Creative interventions for troubled children and youth is a wonderful resource and i recommend this resource for any clinician working with children and youth this book breaks down the activities into five categories assessment identifying and expressing feelings coping with feelings social skills and self esteem so you can always . Body outline then the therapist gives the child assorted sized paper butterflies self made butterflies can be used or the practitioner can copy butterfly outlines from the book creative interventions for troubled children and youth lowenstein 1999 the child writes his or her worries on the paper butterflies. Its supposed to be for troubled children and youth however i work with troubled children and youth and theres no way that her interventions would work for this population my biggest criticism of her interventions is that they require the participants to be able to work together in pairs and as a group. Ideas from the book creative interventions for bereaved children lowenstein 2006b the child takes the bag home and is encouraged to use the self care items during times of need click emotions adapted from cotnoir 2008 this intervention helps children identify and express feelings the therapist and child brainstorm a list of feelings. Mental health professionals are sure to find a number of creative ideas that they can put right to use in their practice highly recommended charles e schaefer phd aptly named this resource is filled with creative interventions that help our youth to navigate the troubled waters of childhood
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