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Courageous Spaces: Congregations that Listen, Lament & Repair: Including Children & Teens

Intergenerational, church-wide resources to inspire listening to one another's stories, lamenting injustices, and graciously moving into greater trust and a deeper sense of belonging in God's Beloved Community.


Welcome to the Courageous Spaces: Including Children & Teens page.

For additional resources on Emotional Awareness, please see the Mindfulness/Spiritual Practices tab and/or our Mindfulness lib guide.




  • Calming Techniques: Discover calm down strategies that will help kids develop better responses to these powerful feelings.

  • Coping Skills: Learn the basics of anger and anxiety, identify triggers, and recognize how anger and anxiety feel in the body.

  • Reframing Thoughts: Unearth communication essentials in a fun and interactive format so kids can communicate feelings, needs, and wants.

Mindfulness with Young People

Breathe and Be     A Handful of Quiet by Thich Nhat Hanh     How to Train Your Pet Brain     Pause, Breathe, Be: A Kid's 30-Day Guide to Peace and Presence

Books for Children

The Boy with Big, Big Feelings     The Girl with Big, Big Questions     God Made All Your Feelings     The Kid with Big, Big Ideas     Look Inside Simon and the Big, Bad, Angry Beasts     Cover of Something Happened in Our Park     Sometimes I Am Hot Lava     The Sound of Kindness          We Accept No     Picture of What Do You Say to a Dragon??     What to Do When the News Scares You

Books for Tweens & Teens

Chapter Books to Encourage Mindfulness & Gratitude          A Place Inside of Me     The Struggle to Be Strong: True Stories by Teens about Overcoming Tough Times image number 0

In Our Library

Cory and the Seventh Story by Brian D. Mclaren, Gareth Higgins     Everyone Gets Upset: A Book about Frustration     God's Dream by Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams     Old Turtle And The Broken Truth