Social Skills Group
We are currently starting groups for a variety of age groups, please look below for January 2014 availability. Group goals include (but are not limited to) improved eye contact, learning an emotional vocabulary, enhancing ability to cope with teasing, increasing confidence with peers, understanding how to share, take turns, and be an understanding friend, communicating more effectively with others, recognizing feelings and actions, and developing empathy for others. Each group is unique and goals are set based on what is appropriate for each individual child.
Girls ages 4-6
Boys ages 7-9 & 10-11
Attention Skills Group
A new session starts January 2014 for girls ages 8-10. This group helps kids understand ADD/ADHD and how it affects them personally. Often children who struggle with this disorder don't understand it, and therefore do not have the power to take control of it. With some knowledge about why their brain craves stimulation, they can then have fun building positive attention skills! Activities are planned to give children relaxation training to improve emotional control, increase motivation and problem solving skills, build self-esteem and confidence, learn healthy interpersonal and social skills, and improve attention, concentration, and brain power!
Middle School Girls Group
In this group you will find girls with similar experiences, who will understand you, and who will help make it possible to discover more about yourself. Here, girls have their own place to talk and learn from each other. Each group meeting focuses on a different issue based upon girls specific needs. This group was formed to assist girls in finding their true voice, to clarify their thinking, to dissect any pressure from peer or media messages, and to further cognitive and emotional development.
Teen Girls Group
Girls ages 15-17 are given a space to share and support each other's struggles. A topic and activity are planned each week, in order to help girls feel comfortable and keep a therapeutic structure. Some of these topics include but are not limited to: body image, self-esteem, relationships, communication, school, friendship, peer pressure, and family.