I got this idea from my coworker. The goal of the project is to help a child with a traumatic past or who is struggling in the present to focus on and set goals for the future.
You will need to provide the child with some kind of scrapbook or journal. Using magazines, pictures from the internet, photos, etc, the child can start building an album of their future: what kind of job (s)he wants, the car (s)he wants to drive, his/her dream house, how many kids (s)he wants, his/her dream career, and so forth.
This is a project that can be drawn out over a long period of time and can be used as a tool to open up discussion.
Here are some affordable items you can use to get started: