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Coping Skills

Part of our comprehensive workbook series, these successful programs build on the mastery of critical coping skills for dealing with high-risk people, places, things, and situations, as well as internal triggers. We provide more than a dozen helpful coping skills resources.

Resources are tailored by age and gender. Programming materials can be tailored to age- and gender-specific treatment programs, including programs for adult males, adult females, juvenile males, and juvenile females.

Catalog Code Title Description Hours
CS2 Coping skills: techniques for use when you are at greatest risk Provides guidance and practice in mastery of seven emergency skills — to address areas of temptation to relapse (or to act out anger, etc.). Guides the development of personal action plan for use of immediate measures at highest risk situations. 7
CS1 Coping skills for emergencies Clients learn to identify their own highest risk situations, the cues that they are becoming at higher risk, what they will do to cope effectively, and then practice these new coping skills until they are confident they will work. Included in these skills are thought stopping, conflict avoidance and "escape" skills, and a comprehensive set of "refusal skills." 6
CS1b Basic Coping Skills Critical coping skills lessons (thought stopping, thought switching, etc.), including lesson plans, skills practice activities and scripts. 2
CS3 Coping skills, set 2: establishing a safer environment Clients are guided to identify their most dangerous temptations, high risk people, places, things, feelings, and situations. They will identify areas of continued vulnerability to old temptations. Clients will complete action plans to avoid high risk people, places, things, and situations. 6
CS4 Coping skills: techniques for handling uncomfortable feelings and thoughts Provides guidance in mastery of thirteen coping skills important for relapse prevention. 6
CS4b Basic Coping Skills Critical coping skills lessons (breathing/relaxation skills), including lesson plans, skills practice activities and scripts. 4
CS4c Basic Coping Skills Critical coping skills lessons (creative visualization and relaxation), including lesson plans, skills practice activities and scripts. 2
CS7 Coping skills: techniques for making long-term changes Practical and comprehensive post-release and relapse prevention plan. This workbook is designed to identify and address issues and responsibilities facing individual participants. It is a critical element of the self-efficacy objective. 7
CS8 Your highest risks Identification of personal highest risk factors with specific coping skills to be used and demonstration of competence (self-efficacy) in addressing risks for relapse. Special emphasis is placed on the transition to the community. 7
CS9 Managing your stress Basic stress management workbook, including self-examination, symptoms awareness, identification of triggers, underlying stressors and lifestyle issues, evaluation of past coping, and introduction to several key coping skills. 5
CS10/RH26 Reducing your risk Basic risk reduction workbook, addresses highest risk situations, warning signs, high risk feelings leading to relapse, and provides coping skills guidelines. 2 to 3
PT8 Review of post-release plans This tool evaluates client's relapse prevention plans and issues involved in returning to the community. 2
PT4 Coping skills self-report card This tool provides an overview of self-efficacy and relapse prevention planning and reviews lifestyle and coping skills issues. 1
TT Tough Times Handling the Tough Times. One-hour lessons for handling difficult life issues. 7

Our Complete Workbook Series

Preparation for Treatment Self-Discovery Understanding Your Feelings Self-Awareness Functional Thinking Identifying & Changing Your Stinking Thinking Finding Your Direction Developing Insight Becoming a Stronger Person Coping Skills Putting It All Together Returning Home Delinquency Program Men's Program Women's Issues Domestic Violence (for women) • Life Issues Pathways to Daily Living Problem Solving Relapse Intervention Vocational Materials

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