The Calm and Kind Club was developed because of several school-aged children for whom ordinary school events like riding the bus, lunch, or fire drills have been so stressful that they required mental health therapy.
Hopefully if children can learn relaxation and stress management strategies, as well as social-emotional skills, it will improve their school experience. The social-emotional skills group size is purposely kept low (only 2 or 3 children) so that each child gets significant individualized attention and practice.
When the Calm and Kind Club meets, the children get fun instruction and have an opportunity to practice the skills using puppets and other play activities. Each child also takes home a social story focusing on the skill for at-home discussion and reinforcement. By the conclusion of the eight week group, each child will have created their own Calm and Kind Kit.
Clubs are scheduled ongoing. Winner would register for upcoming club that works with their schedule.