Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources to cultivate and nurture the spiritual and emotional well-being of young people. Here you'll find:
If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.
shared a free downloadable poster of 5 Steps to Managing Big Emotions.
Poetry Unbound: incorporate poetry into a personal or group contemplative practice, worship/liturgical element, or fodder for small group discussions among tweens, teens and/or adults.
The Labyrinth Society has a page of resources specifically for children.
MHTTC New England offers Seasonal Affective Disorder: Responding to the Winter Blues in the Classroom online toolkit for care providers.
The goal of this guide is to review the literature on prevention of marijuana use among youth, distill the research into recommendations for practice, and provide examples of the ways these recommendations can be implemented.
Quicksheets #78 Social/Emotional Health is a downloadable inventory that includes practices and activities - to share in small groups or for youth to practice on their own - to help them assess and engage with their emotional well-being.
8-week study on health and well-being via meditation and spiritual practices; online-friendly.
offering free online Mindfulness Classes for Kids.
MYCepaz is a teen guide to mental well-being and includes calming yoga videos and several links to Mindfulness and Meditation sites, along with resources and supports for emergency interventions; includes a downloadable app to take mindfulness practices for use anywhere and anytime.
Mountain Plains MHTTC
shared 23 CHILDREN’S BOOKS ABOUT EMOTIONS FOR KIDS WITH BIG FEELINGS which is broken down by age group - toddler through young adult - along with books for parents
offers several books for CHILDREN on noticing and coping with big feelings:
They also offer book bundles, such as their:
offers several books for helping YOUTH deal with a range of emotions.