Healthy or Unhealthy Coping

and How to Know the Difference

Includes Digital Resources!


SKU: D387-Net

Healthy OR Unhealthy Coping and How to Know the Difference is a fun, easy-to-follow resource to help children make better choices when facing social, emotional, and academic challenges. The different scenarios explore situations and ask the reader to consider the consequences for different options they could choose. Each scenario can be used with children individually, or in classroom and small group settings to elicit discussions about different challenging situations, possible choices, and probable outcomes.

BONUS! This resource includes digital files with interactive scenarios and lesson to use on your interactive whiteboards such as SMART Board™ or Promothean Board™. It also includes posters in pdf format that you can print and display, and other reproducible worksheets.

Written by Susan Bowman, Stephanie Lerner
Paperback ISBN 9781598502534
Grades 2-8
28 pages
Release Date December 1, 2020

Additional information






Youthlight, Inc.

Susan has worked as a social worker, and school counselor at the elementary, middle and high school levels. She has also worked as a counselor for incarcerated youth and started a non-profit, faith-based organization (Youth Hope Foundation) to help these young people. In 2005, the GED Testing Service awarded Susan with its highest honor, the Cornelius P. Turner Award, presented annually to a GED graduate who has made outstanding contributions to society in education or public, or social service. The award is named for Cornelius P. Turner, the founder of the GED Testing Program.

Susan has written 20 books and has led professional seminars throughout the U.S. and abroad on topics such as mentoring, challenging adolescents and self-injury. Susan’s remarkable life-story has been an encouragement to young people and professionals. She ran away from home at age 14. By age 19, she was divorced, on welfare and the mother of three children. Yet, with only a 7th grade education, a mentor encouraged her to pursue her education and she eventually earned a GED, then a BA degree, and finally an Ed.S. degree in counseling. Her experience as a runaway and teen mom has helped her to reach some of the most distraught youth in juvenile detention facilities.

Stephanie Lerner is a Johns Hopkins University-trained school counselor. She holds a BS in elementary education and an MS in counseling. With more than 20 years in both public and private education, she has Texas certifications in school counseling and bilingual/Spanish education. After traveling the world and teaching ESL/EFL in such far-off places as Mozambique and Bolivia, Stephanie came home to be a bilingual school counselor in Texas. She is also an adjunct instructor of school counseling at Angelo State University. When she’s not writing, presenting, teaching, or counseling, she enjoys the ranch life with her husband and their menagerie of pets.

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