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Free Resources

Are you ready to put the Whole Child, Whole Life principles and practices into action?

We're thrilled to offer free downloads from the book. 
We hope these tools support you as you care for kids in your professional work and personal lives.

Happy Kids

Use this simple questionnaire to get to know the whole of who a child is. This tool from Part 1 works in any setting and for kids of all ages.

Taking Notes during a Virtual Meeting

This self-assessment tool from Chapter 6 helps you figure out which basic needs are being met, for kids and yourself. This tool is not empirically validated, but it is practically useful.

Child Therapy

There are many different types of therapy and specific specializations that can help kids with their unique needs. This starter guide from Chapter 7 names and describes common therapy types for kids of all ages.

Thoughtful look

In schools and other youth-serving settings there is a lot of talk about "trauma-informed care" but do you know what it is and what trauma looks like? This insert from Chapter 12 defines trauma-informed care and describes what trauma can look like in kids at different life stages.

Teen With Skateboard

This beautiful sketchnote by Manuel Herrera depicts the entire 3-part Whole Child, Whole Life framework: the whole child; the 10 whole life practices; and the conditions of wholeness and thriving.  

Back of Girl in a Yard

Families and children require and qualify for public assistance for a variety of reasons and needs. Making sense of them can be difficult. This table from Chapter 1 breaks down common benefits in the US.

Young Man in Therapy

This list of signs and symptoms of mental health challenges from Chapter 7 was co-created by more than 30 mental health professionals who work with children and youth. Download, print, and keep on hand

Mother Daughter Portrait

This table from Chapter 8 lists the research-based characteristics of healthy adult-child relationships, focusing specifically on how adults build connections and competencies with the kids they care for.

VR Games

The future is uncertain and unpredictable, but kids benefit when they have ways to predict and plan for their possible futures. This insert from Chapter 13 breaks down the six stages of forecasting, as taught be professional futurists

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