Dragon Masters Social Skills Group at Sachs Center

Dragon Masters Social Skills Group at Sachs Center

This group was formed to help young, adolescent males control their impulses, express emotions, and learn how to be respectful and open to the world. The social skills group is $100 per session. We currently meet every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at our Upper West Side office. The educational curriculum of the series will focus on the five core social and emotional competencies outlined by the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Collaborative For Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL, 2004). These core competencies are listed below:


  • Identifying emotions: Identifying and labeling one’s feelings.
  • Recognizing strengths: Identifying and cultivating one’s strengths and positive qualities.

Social Awareness:

  • Perspective-taking: Identifying and understanding the thoughts and feelings of others.
  • Appreciating diversity: Understanding that individual and group differences complement each other and make the world more interesting.


  • Managing emotions: Monitoring and regulating feelings so they aid rather than impede the handling of situations.
  • Goal setting: Establishing and working toward the achievement of short- and long-term pro-social goals.

Decision Making:

  • Analyzing situations: Accurately perceiving situations in which a decision is to be made and assessing factors that might influence one’s response.
  • Assuming Personal responsibility: Recognizing and understanding one’s obligation to engage in ethical, safe, and legal behaviors.
  • Respecting others: Believing that others deserve to be treated with kindness and compassion and feeling motivated to contribute to the common good.
  • Problem solving: Generating, implementing, and evaluating positive and informed solutions to problems.

Relationship Skills:

  • Communication: Using verbal and nonverbal skills to express oneself and promote positive and effective exchanges with others.
  • Building relationships: Establishing and maintaining healthy and rewarding connections with individuals and groups.
  • Negotiation: Achieving mutually satisfactory resolutions to conflict by addressing the needs of all concerned.
  • Refusal: Effectively conveying and following through with one’s decision not to engage in unwanted, unsafe, unethical, or unlawful conduct.

If you believe you or a loved one would benefit from this group, please call us today. We can answer any questions you may have about the group and help you in being sure it will benefit you or your loved one. Here at Sachs Center, we want the best for you and your family.