This meeting expounds on the concepts of earlier meetings related to needs and feelings of children and the impact on behavior. It will help kinship caregivers understand trauma and the impact on behavior. Furthermore, it will provide caregivers identify various methods of managing those behaviors.
Week three is about managing emotions and behaviors. During week three, we read the book “Riley the Brave” and discuss ways to manage frustration by using the examples in the book. Riley masks are printed and cut-out by each child. We do a Wheel of Feelings activity-a bean bag toss onto the wheel of feelings which encourages each child to describe what they know about the feeling their bean bag landed on. We watch the movie Inside Out. We read the book “My Many Colored Days”. Each child holds onto a cellophane colored window and is encouraged to participate interactively by looking through their window and describing the colors they see and how those colors might match certain feelings.