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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
CS-IN Starting to make changes: learning, practicing, and applying new skills Clients identify past harmful or addictive behaviors used to “cope” with emotional discomfort and complete checklist of currently-mastered coping skills. Motivation for clients to learn and master new coping skills. 2
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 (individual lessons) Critical coping skills lessons (thought stopping, thought switching, etc.), including lesson plans, skills practice activities and scripts. 2
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
MAV Anti-violence skills Communication/social skills 50 lessons (with complete lesson plans, worksheets and participant activities). Included are practice in key assertion skills, conflict resolution, coping with peer pressure, and avoiding violence. Shorter version (MAV25) is also available ($995). This resource is available in juvenile and adult versions. Scripted lesson plans make this resource especially helpful for implementation by line staff, para-professionals, and others. $1995
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
CS5 Coping skills, set 4:techniques forreducing your vulnerability and changing your "stinking thinking For most programs, this resource has been replaced by CBT6. We do recommend it for selected mental health programs. 3
CS5j The STOP Model This workbook addresses impulse control and develops two key models: - the STOP model - the THINK model Once participants are familiar with how the STOP and THINK models work, a series of scenarios are presented and analyzed. Includes skills practice activities. (for juvenile programs) 2
CS6 Coping skills, set 5: using effective interpersonal and lifestyle skills Clients will complete: (1) self-assessment of coping skills for healthy interpersonal relationships and a balanced lifestyle; (2) self-assessment of anger and assertion skills. 4
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
CS11j/RI37j Problem recognition This workbook addresses a basic element in problem solving: problem recognition. The point of this workbook is to help participants “think” and learn to look beyond the obvious. The key skill elements are the STOP and THINK parts of STOP-THINK-ACT. (for juvenile programs) 3

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