The Managing Emotions Guide, part of the Trauma Systems Therapy for Foster Care curriculum, spans three quick pages and asks simple questions that children can answer in an effort to better understand and control their emotions.
What the Managing Emotions Guide is designed to do.
The three survival-in-the-moment states.
Questions aimed at helping a child better understand their emotions.
Questions aimed at helping a child manage their emotions.
The MEG begins by asking a child what priority issue they are working on — and whom they will be sharing the document with once it’s complete.
The MEG starts its section on building awareness by asking a child a simple question: What happens in my environment that gets me upset?
One section of the MEG asks a child to identify what they can do — and things that others can do for them — to help them feel good and in control.