Our Fall Social Skills are here! Our 10-week groups are designed to help your child grow in assertiveness, confidence, responsibility and empathy. Our therapists will help each child work through specific skills that they need in order to build good communication and healthy relationships. We will also be offering a teenage support group this fall.
Teenager Support Group
Facilitated by Dominique Webb
Starts September 28
Max 8 participants
This is group for teens seeking the support of other teens and facilitated by a clinician. The group will address issues around mental health, family, and friendships. The teenagers will be able to suggest topics to be covered in the group. Some topics might include anxiety, depression, peer pressure, and loneliness.
Cost is $400 for 8 weeks, due at registration.
4-5-Year-Old Social Skills Group
Led by Antonia Calabrese
Starts September 23
Limited to 4 kids
This group is designed to help your child grow in assertiveness, confidence, responsibility and empathy. Our therapists will help each child work through specific skills that they need in order to build and develop communication and healthy relationship.
6-7 Year Old School Readiness Group
Led by Antonia Calabrese
Starts September 20
Limited to 5 kids
We will cover everything to to help your child transition live at school. Participation, attention skills, prosocial peer skills, problem solving and assertiveness, listening, patience, taking turns, emotion identification, kindness and empathy.
Has your child been identified by daycare workers or teachers as lacking social skills? Does your child tend to play by themselves or struggle to initiate play with others? Is there trouble taking turns or sharing with siblings or other peers?
Childhood developmental stages are a key time to work through understanding and using social skills to build their own relationships.
In these social skills groups, our goal is both educate on social skills, help each child practice these skills during group and allow a child to experience what healthy relationship building looks like.
MCFT now uses the Social Express Curriculum! Social Express uses research-based lessons allow users to interactively work through real-life situations. Our unique animated programs help drive learning and success in and out of the classroom.
Six Essential Social Skills
- feelings identification
- listening skills
- sharing/ taking turns
- impulse control
For more on what is normal developmentally, check out this social/ emotional developmental milestones chart .
Preteen Social Skills Groups
Our 11-13 year olds will work on feelings identification, empathy, listening skills, taking turns, relaxation, joining groups, staying on topic in conversation, boundaries
Does your preteen struggle to join groups or initiate conversations with others? Do you find that your preteen can talk without recognizing if others are interested in what they are saying? Does your preteen struggle to filter their thoughts to what is appropriate in different settings?
Our preteen social skills groups strives to teach preteens practical social skills through interactions, insightful discussions, games and activities.
The social skills we tend to focus on for preteens include but are not limited to:
- joining conversations
- introducing yourself
- taking turns in conversations
- filtering thoughts/ actions
- boundaries with others
- conflict management
- assertiveness training.
For more on what normal social/emotional development looks like in preteens, check out this milestones chart.
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