Coping Skills

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Adolescents experience strong amounts of stress during the formative teenage years. An excellent printable and activity can help learners discuss and develop coping skills for dealing with difficult times. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask for volunteers to share their own list of coping skills with the group, or to devise new strategies that are not already included in this resource
  • Laminate the page and display in a counseling office or teen issues class
Classroom Considerations
  • While this list is geared toward individual coping skills, be sure to remind pupils of the importance of talking to someone if the problem they are dealing with is severe; construct a list of persons in your local community that learners can turn to for help
Pros
  • Offers six different strategies for coping, as well as pros and cons of each strategy
  • Worksheet gives learners the chance to write down their own ideas for each strategy
Cons
  • None