Social Skills

Focusing on relationships and communication skills

Social Skills is a skill-building program for children and adolescents aged 7 to 17 that develops the skills needed to facilitate relationships and improve communication with others. A recommended bi-weekly Parent Support Group runs simultaneously with the program.

Program Goals:

  • Improve peer communication
  • Learn problem-solving skills
  • Manage frustration
  • Build and strengthen self-confidence
  • Increase cooperation
  • Improve coping with rejection and bullying behavior

Participants will learn to:

  • Use self-control
  • Cope with anger
  • Express feelings
  • Communicate effectively
  • Problem solve

Specialized Services:

  • During this 8-week group, members will develop and practice social skills through role playing, group activities, worksheets, and discussions.
  • A concurrent bi-weekly parent support group is offered in order to help parents learn and discuss ways to reinforce their children’s social skills.

Have questions? Please contact our admissions department at 201-986-5000.