As you probably already know, I am certified and use components of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with my clients when it is appropriate. I was excited to learn that the people who develop TF-CBT resources have also made an app to help kids learn about their thoughts and feelings.
The app is called Triangle of Life, and it is available for free! It features a fun and educational game for kids receiving TF-CBT therapy. In the game, Lion is helping his friends who are having big feelings. He talks to them about what happened, how they feel about it, and what they did with that feeling.
You follow Lion on his journey and help him find resources to teach his friends more about their thoughts and feelings! In the image below, Lion teaches Monkey how to change a thought. If you choose a thought that is not helpful or might not be true, Lion explains why that thought might not be one that you want to dwell on.
Of course, kids could get bored pretty quickly simply reading different thoughts and feelings. The game has a fun platformer aspect where you help Lion track down his ideas and experiences with the help of other animals.
You can start from the beginning of the game with a client, or you can unlock all of the activities so that you can jump to the components that are the best fit for where a client is in their personal journey.
This is a game that could be incorporated into a session (which can increase engagement for kids who enjoy their screen time!) or something that you recommend that they play at home.