Expressive Arts Toolkit Manual: Collection of Toolkit Interventions for Teachers

Expressive Arts Toolkit Manual: Collection of Toolkit Interventions for Teachers

The “Expressive Arts Toolkit Manual: Collection of Toolkit Interventions for Teachers” is a dynamic and comprehensive resource developed through a collaboration between the University of Memphis School of Social Work students and Dr. Susan Elswick, LCSW. This manual presents a variety of creative and expressive interventions aimed at addressing emotional and behavioral challenges in educational settings. It includes innovative approaches such as “Painting for Prevention,” “Movie Club,” “Trauma Diary Activities,” and “Guided Meditation,” among others, designed to enhance students’ emotional literacy, resilience, and coping mechanisms. Each intervention is thoughtfully crafted to facilitate self-expression, healing, and personal growth through activities like art, writing, meditation, and role-play. This toolkit serves as an invaluable asset for educators, counselors, and therapists seeking to incorporate expressive arts into their work with children and adolescents, providing detailed instructions and adaptable strategies to meet diverse needs and learning environments.

Contents
Painting for Prevention
Movie Club 🎥
Trauma Diary Activities
“Chapters”
“Who Am I?” Identity Workshop
Crazy Schedule, Sane You!
Flat Game
Guided Meditation
Beads For Healing
Feeling in Color
Intervention to End Student Hunger
Activity Hunting
Links That Make Me
Let’s Relax!
The Emotional Popsicle
No Place For Bullying
Kindness Ornaments
Everybody Loves Puppets Intervention
Communication Rap Battle
Class Pass Intervention
Balloon Game
I Too Can Be A Superhero
Creative Writing
Juggling Act
Let’s Talk About It
“Healing Club”
Tool Kit For Positive Behavior
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intervention for Children who Suffer from Bullying
Let’s Taco ‘Bout Feelings
Taco Tuesday Make & Tell
Yoga Club
Tree of Life
Empathy Maps
My Roots
Imagination Therapy
Mindfulness Art: I Am Here
Text Support
The Collage of Many Emotions
Reach for the Stars Wristband
Alternate Outcomes (AO) Club
Page by Page
Bean Bag Feelings Toss
Major and Minor Problem-Solving Game
My Artistic Point of View
Paint Club
M-Modeling A-And I-Identifying N-Needs
MAIN-Reading Intervention
Heroes in Crisis
Student Investigation Team (SIT)
Movement Connections
Attitude of Gratitude Tree
What Would You Do?
Write and Rhyme Program
Therapeutic Painting
Life Panorama
Art/Drawing Club
Visual Journaling
Photo Justice
Past, Present, and Future Self Portraits Intervention
Feelings Postcard
Shake It Out
Art Club
Cartoon/Comic Creations
Rainbow Stones
Expressive Journal
Friends on Hand
Our Glass
Clay Feelings Intervention
Trauma Jar
Promoting Self-Care
SuperMask
Create Your Own Balance Scale
Social Stories
Self-Affirmation Collage
New Growth
Painted Through Feelings
Play Therapy
Music For All: Music Therapy Sessions
Trauma Collage
Let’s Take a Road Trip (Projective Storytelling Technique)
Kinetic Sand Therapy Activity
F.I.T. Families
Name That Feeling
Songwriting Club
Body of Emotion
Your Time Yoga With Interpretive Dancing
Circle of Relationships
Tipping the Scale
“Click In, Click Out”
Grief Ornament
Environmental Arts Club
Movement Therapy Group
Moving and Grooving
Collage Art Therapy for LGBTQIA+ Youth
Color My World
Art Therapy
Situation Creation
Emotional Literacy and Regulation Activities
Womb Drumming

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