Socialites: Social Skills & Self-Esteem Group For Girls

The Social Skills Curriculum is designed to teach social behaviors in a safe and friendly environment. Each lesson provides a model for children to imitate and activities to practice the skills. The approach is based on Structured Learning, a holistic teaching method that provides a framework for systematic teaching of a skill in a way that is similar to academics. The emphasis is to provide alternative behavioral options to increase effective social interactions. The curriculum is based on "Think Social: A Social Thinking Curriculum for School-Age Students" by Michelle Garcia Winner and includes structured activities to address real life socialization issues.

Goals

The Goals for the Socialites Group for Girls include:

  • Making and Keeping Friends

  • Dealing with Peer Pressure

  • Using Self-control and Following Directions

  • Improving Self-image and Self-esteem

  • Thinking Before Acting

  • Listening

  • Accepting Rules and Consequences

  • Goal Setting

  • Problem-Solving

  • Dealing with Feelings

  • Accepting Change

  • Communicating Effectively

  • Understanding Boundaries

  • Empathy and Helping Behaviors

Group Format

  • Role-play to practice skills taught

  • Discussion of Performance

  • Practice in Real-Life Situations

  • Modeling Appropriate Behaviors

  • Giving and Receiving Feedback

  • Activities & Games utilized to help learn teamwork and build skills through play

Age Range

Kindergarten through 6th grade age groups are offered.

Groups Run Year Round

The group meets Wednesdays at our Winfield Office

Times Groups Run:

5:00 – 6:00 PM – Social-ites (K-3rd, Boys & Girls)

6:00 – 7:00 PM – Social-ettes (4th-6th Girls)

Group Leaders

Steve Cromer, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

Steve has specialized experience and training in working with children and adolescent issues. Steve worked as a therapist in a therapeutic day school setting working with children with Asperger’s Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD, NOS), and high functioning autism. He excels at engaging children and adolescents in the therapy process as well as providing effective support for families whose children struggle with unique needs.