ISBN : 9780190070472
Children and adolescents with chronic illnesses, particularly those accompanied by debilitating, painful and/or fatiguing symptoms, face challenges that may prove disruptive to physical, psychological and social development.
Based on extensive research and clinical expertise, Children's Health and Illness Recovery Program (CHIRP) is an effective treatment program designed to build and maintain independence in young people with chronic illness.
This Teen and Family Workbook provides proven treatment activities designed to combat the additional stress faced by youth coping with long-term health problems. These tasks target key areas for improvement in physical functioning, school functioning, and personal functioning and support the creation of new tools for managing the impact of illness, such as stress management, coping and relaxation techniques, and communication skills. In-session and take-home activities outlined in this workbook are meant to accompany the companion CHIRP Clinician Guide. With the use of this workbook and supported by a network of clinicians, healthcare specialists, and school professionals, adolescents and their families can return to a better quality of life.
Introduction and Prep Session
Chapter 1: Session 1 - Stress Identification and Management
Chapter 2: Session 2 - Problem-Solving Skills
Chapter 3: Session 3 - Relaxation Skills
Chapter 4: Session 4 - Thought Challenging Skills
Chapter 5: Session 5 - Time Management and Prioritization
Chapter 6: Session 6 - Increasing Teen Independence
Chapter 7: Session 7 - Assertiveness and Relationships
Chapter 8: Session 8 - Family Roles, Communication, and Support
Chapter 9: Session 9: Keys to Maintaining Progress
Chapter 10: Sessions 10-12: Relapse Prevention
Chapter 11: Supplemental Session: The Problem of Chronic Pain