Coping Skills - Students 2

Foundational

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Student Activity Sheet A

Directions: As a group, look at each coping strategy. Determine if it is a positive coping strategy, negative coping strategy, neutral coping strategy, or time-out strategy. Circle the strategy with the following colors:

  • Helpful coping strategy - Red
  • Harmful coping strategy - Green
  • Time-out strategy - Blue
Hit someone Go to a peaceful place
Talk with a trusted adult Hurt myself
Become silent Take deep breaths
Cry Glare at people
Be with friends Exercise
Stomp feet Stretch
Take a walk Get a drink
Kick someone Throw objects
Take a walk Scream
Cuss Sleep
Think of things that make you happy Run away

Student Activity Sheet B

Directions: In the top box draw a comic strip that demonstrates a helpful coping strategy. In the bottom box draw a comic strip that demonstrates a harmful coping strategy.

Student Activity Sheet C

Who are the characters in this script?

Why is Donny worried?

What helpful coping strategy is Donny using?

How do you think Chris feels when Donny yells at him?

Student Activity Sheet D

Directions: In the scripts below circle two nouns in purple that name a person and one noun that names a place. In red circle two verbs.

Remember:

A noun names a person, place, thing, or idea.

A verb names describe an action, state, or occurrence.

Example script demonstrating helpful coping skills:
Chris: Hi Donny, how are you today?
Donny: > I’m very worried about my dog. She is sick
Chris: That’s so sad. Have you tried some helpful coping strategies.
Donny: I’ve been thinking about things that make me happy, like ice cream!

Example script demonstrating harmful coping skills:
Chris: Hi Donny, how are you today?
Donny: > I’m very worried about my dog. She is sick
Chris: That’s so sad. Have you tried some helpful coping strategies.
Donny: (Yelling) Coping strategies are stupid. They don’t help me at all.

Directions: How many syllables do you hear in the words below?

Student Lesson Review Sheet

Directions: Complete the questions.

List three helpful coping strategies:

List three harmful coping strategies:

List three time-out strategies: