Social Skills

Programming for 13 Years & Younger

Age: 7-12

Program Cost: $575

Location: In Person

Program Length: 10 Sessions

*Register to be notified of upcoming groups in January

Children's Friendship Training

Children’s Friendship Training (CFT) is a social skills intervention in which participants will learn and practice foundational social skills, through a variety of engaging and fun activities. CFT is an evidence-based, group-format, parent-assisted social skills intervention for children.

This training is geared towards motivated children who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session, children are taught crucial social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during role-play and play activities (e.g. sports, board games, etc.). Parents are taught how to assist their children in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments designed to build on skills practiced in the sessions.

Topics Covered:

  • How to ‘play detective’ to find common interests

  • How to join a group of kids at play

  • How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying

  • How to be a good host on a playdate

  • How to be a good winner

  • How to be a good sport

  • How to show respect to adults

  • How to make phone calls to friends

Participation requirements:

  • Both the child and 1 designated parent need to commit to attending the entire 10 week program (consideration will be given if someone is ill)

  • Child must have difficulties establishing and/or maintaining friendships

  • Child must have verbal communication skills

  • Child must be able to participate in a group setting without additional support beyond that provided within the program

  • Child must demonstrate emerging social skills (interest in engaging with peers, attempts to verbally communicate, manages emotions in a non-aggressive way) and an interest in building relationships with same-aged peers

  • Children must be interested in attending the program

Age: 8-12

Location: In Person

Level 1

Program Length: 5 Sessions

Start Date: January 2023

End Date: February 2023

Program Cost: $275

Level 2

Program Length: 5 Sessions

Start Date: February 2023

End Date: March 2023

Program Cost: $275

*Register to be notified of dates

Confidence & Bullying Prevention

Confidence and Bullying Prevention is a program designed by Model Me Kids. The program provides tools for preventing bullying and building self-esteem. Through videos, a workbook, discussions and activities, the program will cover:

Level 1:

  • Self-Advocacy

  • Peer Pressure

  • Choosing Friends

  • Building Strengths

  • Visualization

Level 2:

  • Positive Self-Talk

  • Scripting

  • Stay with Others

  • Telling Isn't Tattling

  • Walk Tall

*Level 1 is not required to attend Level 2, but is recommended.

Age: 8-12

Location: In Person

Part 1

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Part 2

Program Length: 6 Sessions

Start Date: January 5, 2023

End Date: February 9, 2023

Session Time: 5:45-6:45 PM

Program Cost: $325

Conversation Cues

Conversation Cues is a 12 session program teaching the skills needed during conversations. Sessions are taught using a variety of activities, videos, workbooks, and role-plays. Topics covered include;

Part 1:

  • When To Start Conversation

  • Cue: Interested

  • Cue: Not Interested

  • How To Start Conversation

  • Cue: Bored

  • Take Turns

Part 2:

  • Maintain Conversation

  • Talk on Topic

  • Cue: Disbelief

  • Cue: Confused

  • My Cues

  • End Conversation

Age: 4-8

Program Cost: $650

Location: In Person

Program Length: 12 Sessions

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Time for a Playdate

Time for a Playdate is a 12 session program using video modelling, games, activities and practice to support with developing skills used during playdates. Several contexts are used to support with generalization. Parents & Caregivers will have the opportunity to stay during the session for the information being covered each week. The sessions will focus on the following skills;

  • Greet Friend

  • Share

  • Guest Chooses

  • Stay with Friend

  • Losing is OK

  • Talk on Topic

  • Answer

  • Take Turns

  • Play His Way

  • Eye Contact

  • Clean Up

  • Say Goodbye