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Whole Child, Whole Life

10 Ways to Help Kids Live, Learn, and Thrive
Providing essential advice, stories, and strategies to help kids live and learn, Whole Child, Whole Life is required reading for anyone who is working with, caring for, or raising young people.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071884423
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2023
  • Page Count: 296
  • Publication date: May 17, 2023

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10 proven practices to help children thrive

In a world that seems to grow more unpredictable and challenging by the day, how can we increase learning and joy for children while offering them much-needed support?

Uncertainty and disruption have created a youth mental health crisis that requires all hands on deck. This urgently needed guidebook offers comprehensive and scientifically-grounded methods you can use to support young people’s well-being, no matter what obstacles they face. Written by an expert with decades of experience in education, youth development, and social work, this timely and timeless resource includes:

  • 10 practices that can prevent and address mental health challenges and enable young people to thrive
  • Strategies for taking care of kids while also taking care of yourself
  • Information on the most pressing issues youth face, from nurturing healthy relationships to building community and belonging
  • Key takeaways and reflection questions for individual use and group discussion as well as “Try Now” sections with tips and tools that can be used immediately

Providing essential information, practical advice, stories, and time-tested strategies to help kids live and learn, Whole Child, Whole Life is required reading for anyone who is working with, caring for, or raising young people.



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Stephanie Malia Krauss

Stephanie Malia Krauss is a leading voice on what young people need to be ready and well in a rapidly changing world. Her clients include U.S.-based networks, coalitions, philanthropies, nonprofits, government organizations, schools, and community groups. An educator, social worker, and mom, Stephanie regularly contributes to education and parenting outlets, including EdSurge and Scary Mommy. She is the author of Making It: What Today’s Kids Need for Tomorrow’s World and has been featured on PBS NewsHour, StoryCorps, and more. To learn more about Stephanie and sign up for her newsletter, visit www.stephaniemaliakrauss.com.
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Manuel S. Herrera (illustrator)

Manuel Herrera is a seasoned professional known for his exceptional skills as a visual thinker, sketchnoter, designer, and educator. With a remarkable career spanning over two decades, Manuel has honed his passion for education, sketching, and creativity to craft engaging workshops and design talks that unlock the inner creative potential in everyone. His events are carefully curated with play and process at their core, fostering a conducive environment for participants to develop confidence and practice routines centered around critical thinking and creativity.

Having garnered international recognition for his expertise, Manuel has been featured as a distinguished speaker at renowned events worldwide, including SXSW, ISTE, FETC, and The International Sketchnote Camp. He has also established successful collaborations with book publishers, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and private companies, lending his artistic prowess to design captivating illustrations and graphics.

Throughout his career, Manuel Herrera has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to his craft and has made a lasting impact in the field of visual thinking, sketchnoting, design, and education. His unwavering passion and dedication to his craft continue to inspire others and propel the realm of creativity to new heights.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures



About the Illustrations

Part 1: Whole Child Portrait

Ch 1: Demographics and Determinants

Profile Parts

From Profiles to Portraits

Ch 2: Age and Stage

A Pandemic Pause

Growing Up Fast and Slow

Developmental Protective Factors

Developmental Growth Charts

Developmental Milestones

Ch 3: Brain and Body

It's All Connected

Charting Kids' Health Profiles

Ch 4: People and Places

Kids in Context

Mapping the Spaces Where Kids Spend Time

Understanding and Using Maps of People and Places

"Whole Child" Interview Template

Part 2: 10 Whole Life Practices

The Art and Science of Helping Kids Live, Learn, and Thrive

Ch 6: Meet Basic Needs


When Kids Need Essentials




More Than Maslow

Rights Worth Fighting For

Meeting Basic Needs in Times of Crisis

Ch 7: Prioritize Mental Health

Responding to Mental Health Challenges

Mental Health First Aid

Emotional Wound Care

Mental Health Habits and Emotional Hygiene

Prioritize and Practice

Ch 8: Invest in Personal Interests

You Can Only Be What You Can See

Invest in the Individual

Pursuits of Passion and Purpose

Ch 9: Nurture Healthy Relationships

Webs of Social Support

Built to Last

How to Nurture Healthy Relationships

Nurture and Nudge

Ch 10: Build Community and Belonging

Different Kinds of Community

Climate, Culture, and Community Building

Building Belonging

Belonging Across the Long and Wide of Life

Ch 11: Embrace Identities and Cultures

Embracing Community and Culture

Identity Development

Ch 12: Attend to the Past and Present

Kid Specialists

Making Rounds

Young People Should Hold Their Own Histories

Ch 13: Act With a 100-Year Mindset

Living Longer Than Ever

Forecasting Possible Futures

Ch 14: Be a Force for Good

Civic Engagement and Sociopolitical Youth Development

Ch 15: Seek Awe and Wonder

Spiritual Development

The ABCs of Spiritual Development

Nurturing Kids’ Spirit and Spark

Wholeness Comes From an Integrated Core


A Fern That Grows in Lava Fields

Optimal Conditions for Well-Being and Well-Becoming

Aiming for Wholeness

Cultivating the Garden

Back of Book Sketchnote


About the Author

About the Illustrator






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