Access presentation slides and handouts from past support group presentations as well as supplemental materials, websites, and videos on topics shared by support group presenters.

Presentation Slides and Handouts

View and print slides and handouts from past support group presentations:


Information on Topics Shared at Support Groups

Trauma-Informed Care

Articles & Websites:

Books from our ParentLink Loan Library:

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Videos:


Programs and Activities for Kids

Programs

  • 4-H offers youth, families, and adult volunteers of all ages many ways to engage, grow and serve – through clubs, camps, contests, conferences, special interest groups, in-school and afterschool programs, and more! It’s about young people exploring their interests, making new friends, and building leadership skills. Local 4-H offices can be contacted through the MU Extension offices in each county. The Clover has a description of most Missouri 4-H projects.
  • Big Brothers/Big, Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. Big Brothers/Big Sisters develops positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Summer Camps

Search for summer camps in Missouri based on location, type of camp, and special needs of the child.

Crafts, Games, and Activities

Crafts and Games:

Physical activities:

Emotional Identification Activities: 

There is a reason we have emotions and emotions are neither good or bad; they are just emotions. They all help us in some way. It is when emotions get out of control or too big to handle when they cause us problems. Helping children learn to manage and cope with emotions effectively is important.

  • Display Feeling Charts in the home and use these to help children identify emotions. Point to the emotion pictures and make faces that signify each emotion. Talk about how their body feels when they have these emotions and how they know they are experiencing these emotions. Play games like charades or guess my emotion using facial expressions with kids so that they learn how to identify emotions.

Examples of Feeling Charts:

Younger Children

Older Children

  • Read books and identify the emotions of the characters in the books.

Examples of Books:

Little Spot Books

My Dragon

Listening to My Body

My Body Sends Signals

Breathe Like A Bear

My Many Colored Days

The Color Monster

Feelings Ninja

Story Time at Awnies House

  • Play games and engage children in activities to help them recognize and cope with emotions.

Websites with activities to teach emotional identification and developing emotional identification in oneself and others:

Don’t Break the Ice, Candy Land of Kindness

Board games with emotions

Yoga for kids videos

Calm Down Sensory Bottles

Creating A Calm Down Area at Home

Managing Big Emotions Through Movement

Charades for Kids: Feelings & Empathy

Emotion Discovery Bottles

Emotional Jenga 

Sesame Street Communities 

Emotion Activity 

Emotion Worksheets

Self-Regulation Activity

More activities and games


Gardening and Cooking

View and print materials about gardening, composting, and cooking: