Instructional Video

Introduction to Tools for Supporting Emotional Wellbeing in Children and Youth

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A short video introduces "Tools for Emotional Wellness," two series of lessons; one designed for younger children and one for older youths. The video explains how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected.

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Instructional Ideas
  • To get an understanding of how individuals are feeling, have class members design their own happy thoughts and sad thoughts memes, laminate the cards, and have them place the appropriate meme on their desk at the start of class
Classroom Considerations
  • Younger viewers may need additional support to understand how to shift a downward spiral of feelings
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • The video suggests ways to sift a downward emotional spiral into an upward spiral 
  • Video is available in both English and Spanish
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