Reduce Suffering and Build Resiliency


Group Activities for Kids
Who Hurt
Providing Help Through Loss and Transition


Sally Jo Blair

This sensitive and insightful resource provides concrete, usable tools to help kids in grades 3 through 8 successfully deal with painful issues. In a world where increasingly tough problems trigger a vast array of hurt, anger, fear, grief, anxiety, and confusion children hunger for support and an opportunity for healing. This book provides specific group experiences that create an environment of safety and trust, and activities that help kids acknowledge and move through their pain.

The book reflects the author’s compassion and belief in the ability of children to heal, drawn from over 30 years experience as an educator/counselor. A myriad of activities, discussion topics, reproducible experience sheets, and journal pages focus on the common denominator of hurt. This makes Group Activities for Kids Who Hurt a comprehensive manual for setting up and facilitating groups which provide guidance, peer support and healing insights.

Appropriate for kids suffering the pain of:

  • Divorce and separation
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Relationship struggles
  • Physical or mental abuse
  • Drug use in the home
  • Incarceration of a parent
  • Loneliness and isolation due to poverty, teasing, rejection or disability



Primary Subject Area – Counseling

Grades 3-8, 104 pages, 8-1/2 x 11, paperback, reproducibles

More about this book – Table of Contents – Price $21.95 

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