True or False
Coping Skills for the Classroom
Coping Skills Out of the Classroom (for all)
Recognizing the Signs

In the common practice of CBT, thoughts are connected to emotions which are connected to behaviors. 

True- CBT Triangle 


How could you use the senses as a coping skill in the classroom? 

5,4,3,2,1 Skill, "spidey-senses", distraction/reorganizing skill


Kids 5 to 12 years old need how many hours to sleep (range)?

9 to 12 hours of sleep each night!

Adults are encouraged to get 7-8 hours of sleep per night! 


Intense, persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, Loss of interest in enjoyable activities, Lack of energy, and Changes in sleep or appetite

Depression, low mood 


ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) has 2 forms of presentation.

False: there are 3. Inattentive, Hyperactive, and Combined 


What is a breathing technique(s) that could be utilized in the classroom with the kids? 

Infinity Breathing, Balloon Breathing, 4 Count Breathing, Box Breathing, Take 5 Breathing, etc. 


Name 3 things that could be improved when someone takes time to practice gratitude. 

  • Improved sleep, mood and immunity
  • Decreased depression, anxiety, difficulties with chronic pain and risk of disease
  • Enhanced mental wellness and possibly promote a lasting change in perspective
  • Improved relationships
  • Increased optimism
  • Happier, more satisfied life
  • Fewer depressive symptoms
  • Increased academic motivation
  • Lower levels of inflammation
  • More resilient after a trauma

Consistent feelings of fear, dread, or nervousness, Catastrophic thinking or difficulty controlling worried thoughts, and Panic symptoms, which can include rapid heart rate and hyperventilation. 

Anxiety, panic 


The terms "ACEs" stands for Adverse Childhood Episodes.  

Adverse childhood experiences (also known as ACEs) are stressful or traumatic events, such as neglect and/or violence. ACEs are strongly related to brain development and a wide range of health problems throughout a person’s lifetime. 


What is 1 way you can make a more "trauma-informed" or "attuned" classroom?

Creating a safe space, establish predictability, building a sense of trust, offer choices, stay regulated, etc. 


You feel good when you exercise because it releases ‘brain chemicals’ called what?

Endorphins help you fight pain and boost your mood


Trouble focusing on activities and becoming easily distracted, Low attention span while playing or doing schoolwork, and Fidgeting, squirming, or having trouble sitting still. 




1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6–17 experience a mental health disorder each year.


1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year.


What does it mean to practice "Mindfulness"?

Mindfulness is the practice of gently focusing your awareness on the present moment over and over again.


When you exercise, your brain also releases what two more chemicals?

Serotonin and Dopamine. Having healthy levels of dopamine and serotonin can help you manage feelings of sadness and anxiety


Frequent temper tantrums, Excessive arguing with adults, Never obeys adults requests and question rules and/or attempting to annoy adults or upset people

Oppositional Defiant Disorder




Anxiety disorders (Panic, OCD, GAD, etc.) have the highest % of impact US adults over other diagnoses.


Anxiety: 42.5 mil

Depression: 21 mil

Substance: 19 mil 

PTSD: 12 mil  

Bipolar- 3.3 mil 


Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a tool to help with ______ to ______ connection.

Mind to Body- Other benefits include better body awareness, heightened focus and concentration, and stress relief. Can also be helpful for sleep. 

(Dry/Wet Noodle, Freeze/Unfreeze, squeeze "lemon" or stress balls, etc.)


The HALT acronym stands for?

Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired


Perfectionist attitudes and behaviors, Frequently asking to use the bathroom, Decreased concentration Changes in homework patterns (inefficient work habits), and/or Inconsistent or impulsive attention towards grades

Eating Disorders