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Ms. Diaz from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Therapeutic Books and Crafts

Help me give my students the use of creative therapy for them to express themselves.

  • $164 goal

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My Students

I am a mental health counselor working in West Baltimore. I provide intensive mental health services to children ages 5-12 in a Child's Psychiatric Day Program in need of intensive treatment for failure to thrive in the classroom and/or community. The students who come to the Partial Day Program come referred by their school or current outpatient mental health provider for a higher level of care.

The Child's Partial Hospitalization Empowerment Program emphasizes improving one's well-being.

The children that come to the program receive schooling, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. I assist my students' emotional, behavioral, and social challenges that compromise their ability to succeed academically.

Every day, I work to alleviate behavioral or emotional concerns.

Behaviors cited most frequently include students who:

-are unable to resolve interpersonal conflicts

-have poor decision-making, problem-solving skills

-are disobedient, disrespectful, stubborn

-lack motivation

-have poor self-image, make negative self-statements

-have low self-confidence, avoid the difficult

-are depressed, unhappy

My Project

The books will be used as bibliotherapy. Bibliotherapy is a creative art therapy modality that involves storytelling or the reading of specific texts with the purpose of healing. It uses an individual's relationship to the content of books and poetry and other written words as therapy. Bibliotherapy is often combined with writing therapy.

The craft materials will be used to build my student's coping skills.

I will use the paintbrushes alongside paint to help students create and verbalize their feelings. The beads will be used as a coping mechanism for my students to not only calm down and be mindful of their activity but create something that they can take with them home.

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Ms. Diaz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 175 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Angry Dragon: (Childrens books about Anger, Picture Books, Preschool Books, Ages 3 5, Baby Books, Kids Books, Kindergarten Books) (Emotions & Feelings) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Nervous Nellie: A Book for Children Who Worry • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Korlon 1600 Pcs Pony Beads Letter Beads UV Beads Set, Beads for Bracelets, Crafts and Jewelry Making with Crystal Elastic String & 2 Elastic Cords • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Acrylic Paint Brush Set, 5 Packs / 50 pcs Nylon Hair Brushes for All Purpose Oil Watercolor Painting Artist Professional Kits • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
My Mouth Is A Volcano • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Just Want to Do It My Way! My Story about Staying on Task and Asking for Help • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
I'M NOT Scared, I'M Prepared! • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $8.01 1 $8.01
When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends (Let's Talk About It!) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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