Coping Skills Worksheets

Coping skills refer to things you can do to handle negative situations more positively. Essentially, the goal of any coping skill is to prevent a person from becoming overwhelmed with stress. The end result of any coping skill is for you to feel calmer and in control. Kids and teens benefit from coping skills, whether they dealing with difficult emotions or have a mental health disorder where these skills are highly relevant.

When young people practice coping skills, such as meditation and using positive affirmations, they’re able to cheer themselves up no matter what they’re facing in life.

How Can Our Coping Skills Worksheets Help

Our coping skills worksheets offer tips and strategies that kids and teens can get started with. All of these skills can be practiced at home or anywhere they feel safe. They also promote self-awareness by allowing them to track their feelings and emotions.

How to Use Our Coping Skills Worksheets

Our coping skills worksheets and handouts can benefit individuals in the following ways:

  • Many of our coping skills worksheets are fillable PDF files. This means they can be clicked and typed into directly on a device. This is convenient for distance learning and telehealth services.
  • Our coping skills worksheets can be used to highlight, or illustrate a specific mental health topic in the therapy room or classroom as part of a therapeutic lesson.
  • They provide visual and written engagement to support different modalities of learning, which can enhance traditional talk or play therapy.
  • They can be provided as homework to encourage individuals to be thoughtful about the lessons taught in the therapy room, practice the skills taught in the therapy room without the therapist’s support, use the handouts as engaging visual aids to post at home, and reference when they need a reminder to support their mental health, and review with parents, which allows parents and other caregivers an opportunity to support their children in using the skills they are learning.
  • When individuals return to the therapy room, the worksheets can be referenced multiple times throughout treatment to support long-term learning.