Try to use a themed coloring. For example, a series of coloring books about animals, buildings or machines give children an idea of the objects of the world. Coloring of fairy tales or cartoon characters, are good because they allow the child to "talk" with their favorite characters and express their attitude towards them through colors.
Painting will be very helpful for people with post-traumatic syndrome, or those who are constantly in a stress state. The fact that such activity calms the amygdale, i.e. the area of the brain that is responsible for generating emotions. When you focus on coloring pictures, you give your brain a chance to rest and relax.