THE CREATIVE COPING TOOLKIT
The Power of Film to Drive Community, Conversation, and Change.
Reimagining Learning Together
The Creative Coping Toolkit film-based SEL programs include personal stories and expert perspectives, as well as empowering strategies, interactive activities, and practical tools for supporting positive mental health, personal agency, and community growth.
We use the uniquely powerful medium of film to create connection, kick-start important conversations, shift perspectives, and help people feel supported.
The CCT delivers single to multi-year access to our film programs, integrated into one interactive and easy-to-use online dashboard that includes:
24 SEL interactive activities based on cognitive behavioral therapy and the CASEL SEL Core Competences that deepen learning, gamify talking about our feelings, and support long-term attitude and habit shift. Plus, an additional test-your-knowledge quiz for each film to reflect on key takeaways.
Extensive resources and year-long services for educators to support implementation and engagement in school communities. Resources include a lesson plan guide and monthly facilitator guide sharing best practices and ideas. Services include monthly PLC programming and add-on, interactive training sessions.
Tools and strategies for measuring impact and evolving programming through various routes: survey feedback from students, educators, guardians, and community-based training sessions, viewership analytics and reports, support team check-ins with a designated point of contact, and live-screening engagements (Q&A, chat function).
Filmmaker Scilla Andreen set out to make a movie about mental health after the loss of a friend by suicide. Taking the film out into the world, hosting thousands of screenings, and listening to students, parents and educators who shared their stories and challenges inspired the creation of the Creative Coping Toolkit. This program is built by all of us for all of us.
Collaboration is Key
Endorsed by educators, psychiatrists, and mental health advocates around the world, our programming has been crafted with the collaboration of organizations such as: American School Counselor Association, International School Counselor Association, Child Mind Institute, Common Sense Media, and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Yes - these conversations are hard, but necessary.
We are here to be your guide.
"The Creative Coping Toolkit is a beautifully simple, heart-warming approach to tackling some of the toughest issues we face growing up. We are taken by the hand and lightly walked through exercises like how to use language or art to express a mood or to effectively engage others in our journey to a better connection."
Emily Y. Wong
M.D., M.H.A., F.A.C.P.
"This toolkit is a creative, thoughtful, and intelligently written gem for everyone navigating our increasingly complex world."
Co-founding Director of Project Thrive Australia, Centre for Positive Psychology
"The Creative Coping Toolkit is a must-read for kids and families to help inform our behavior, decisions, and how we cope through these realities."
Vice President Outreach & Engagement, Common Sense Education
Built around our mental health film collection, the Creative Coping Toolkit directly addresses some of the major stressors for today's youth.
These films complement each other, helping young people to adults towards better thought patterns, more considerate actions, stronger empathy, and resilience. They help them become healthier, happier, and more connected with themselves and others.