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Ink About It Information

History

Change can be hard, especially for kids. Whether they are dealing with a health challenge that keeps them out of school, a divorce that rocks their foundation, or a death in the family – change can bring about complex and confusing emotions that are difficult to deal with.

Ink About It was developed in collaboration with educators, school counselors, therapists and psychologists and features a combination of writing and art prompts to support youth as they develop their understanding of themselves and their emotions. The book includes activities that are based in cognitive behavioral, narrative and art therapies.

Ink About It features 45 activities, prompts, posters, and coloring pages that explore topics that matter to teens: friendship, fun, dealing with stress, coping with loss and change, and dreams for the future. Activities are based in cognitive behavioral, narrative and art therapies and lead the kids in a developmentally healthy way towards social and emotional wellness.

Advisors

  • ROSALIE FRANKEL, MA ATR-BC,Therapeutic Play Coordinator, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • EVI FELTUS, CCLC, Certified Child Life Specialist, Swedish Regional & Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • JULIE MARLER, Social Worker, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • RON RABIN, MA, LMHC, private practice, Bellevue, WA
  • HELENA P. HILLINGA HAAS, MA, ATR, CL, private practice Art Therapist, Seattle, WA
  • TONJE MOLYNEUX, M-ED, Program Developer, Committee for Children, Seattle, WA
  • MERRYL ROTHAUS, ATR-BC, LMHC, LPC, Body-Centered Psychotherapist and Art Therapist, Boulder, CO
  • MOLLY PORR, CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • CARA CALDERON, CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist, Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children, Falls Church, VA
  • ERIN BEHEN, MS, CCLS, Social Worker and Certified Child Life Specialist, Starlight Children’s Foundation NW, Redmond, WA

Illustrators