Janine Halloran is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been working primarily with children and adolescents for over 15 years. She loves to create products and resources, so she started two businesses to support families and professionals who work with children and teens.
Coping Skills for Kids provides products and resources to help kids learn to cope with their feelings in safe and healthy ways. It’s the home of the popular Coping Cue Cards, decks of cards designed to help kids learn and use coping skills at home or at school.
Encourage Play is dedicated to helping kids learn and practice social skills in the most natural way - through play! Encourage Play has free printables, as well as digital products focused on play and social skills
THE COPING SKILLS FOR KIDS WORKBOOK
Janine has written books to help support families and professionals working with children. The Coping Skills for Kids Workbook is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon.
PRAISE FOR THE COPING SKILLS FOR KIDS WORKBOOK:
"I absolutely LOVE the “Coping Skills for Kids Workbook” by Janine Halloran. It’s an AMAZING resource of over 75 coping strategies for kids to help deal with stress, anxiety, and anger. It’s organized wonderfully by four categories - calming coping skills, distracting coping skills, physical coping skills, and process coping skills - with an extremely helpful checklist handout to work on with kids. With all of these strategies in one place it will definitely be my “go-to” book for a long time in my work as a child psychologist and play therapist."
Dr. Laura Hutchison, Psychologist and creator of blog.playdrhutch.com
SOCIAL SKILLS FOR KIDS
Janine wrote a book designed to help elementary school aged children practice social skills with games, activities and group challenges called Social Skills for Kids. This book is perfect for small social skills groups at school or in counseling settings.
PRAISE FOR SOCIAL SKILLS FOR KIDS
"Social Skills for Kids is an awesome resource for therapists, teachers, counselors and others who work with children who need extra support with social-emotional skills. This great book takes the guesswork out of planning lessons for social skills groups and provides a solid foundation for kids to be able to develop the skills they need to interact with their peers in a healthy, happy way."
Claire Heffron & Lauren Drobnjak of THE INSPIRED TREEHOUSE, LLC
Some of Janine’s speaking engagements:
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Calm and Connected Podcast
Janine has started a podcast where she discusses ways for kids and teens to practice coping skills, self-regulation and ways to connect, make friends and work on social skills.
THE BOOK NOOK CLUB
Janine and her kids love to read together, so they started a podcast called the Book Nook Club, where they read a book together and discuss it. Check it out!
When Janine is not working, she loves to quilt, crochet, watch cooking shows with her family, garden, and taste wine from all over the world. She lives with her husband, daughter and son in Massachusetts.