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Suicide rates among children have risen over the last three years. In Clark County specifically, the numbers doubled between 2019 and 2021. The research for this project sought to find the benefits of bibliotherapy and create a tool to be used for early intervention in children displaying signs of developmental emotional and behavioral concerns. Additionally, the research focused on determining the benefits of bibliotherapy across various mediums with a particular aim on the accessibility of digital formats. The research concluded that bibliotherapy in a digital format is not only beneficial but has a tendency to produce higher engagement among children. These findings were compiled together in the resulting visual novel storyboard presented.


Visual Novel; Bibliotherapy; Anxiety; Social Anxiety; Therapy; Digital; Digital Bibliotherapy; Anxiety Management; Children; Childhood; Elementary; Developmental Bibliotherapy; Clinical Bibliotherapy


Counseling | Elementary Education | English Language and Literature | Secondary Education

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Joy Cooper's Cover Sheet PDF

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Joy Cooper's Research Essay

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Joy Cooper's Research Bibliography

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