A Social Skills Group is designed to offer help to children and adolescents who are having difficulty with peer relationships, anxiety, depression and ADHD. The goal is to assist them in developing social skills by teaching different strategies such as active listening, conversation skills, social competence, self-esteem, understanding emotions and problem solving.
Children and adolescents develop these skills in sessions by role-playing, playing games, drawing, sharing experiences and by interacting in group. They are also encouraged to practice these new skills outside the session in order to promote social interaction with peers.
Children and adolescents will gain greater acceptance, make friends, strengthen their communication skills, behave more appropriately, reduce anxiety, increase their frustration tolerance, and develop more confidence so they succeed socially.