by Melissa E DeRosier
Empirically-based therapeutic interventions for children ages 6 to 12 who are experiencing peer problems such as bullying, rejection, and social isolation. Offers comprehensive guidelines for developing, structuring, administrating, and conducting social skills training groups, as well as methods for identifying children who will benefit from such group (or individual) interventions. Provides numerous scripts, activities, games, forms, and role plays for 10 group sessions. Also includes a reproducible workbook that contains activity sheets to engage children and reinforce specific skills and concepts.
Children who participate in this program learn and practice basic social skills (e.g., cooperation, communication, and self-control), develop prosocial attitudes, combat negative assumptions, and build coping skills for dealing with stressful situations such as teasing and peer pressure. These activities have been developed to be engaging - and fun - for the children who participate.
All of these materials may be used therapeutically in both group and individual sessions in a wide range of settings including private practice, schools, recreational programs, and residential settings.
Research has consistently supported the efficacy of these interventions for improving children's peer relationships, self-esteem, and social behavior. The strategies utilized in this program emanate from studies of social learning and the cognitive-behavioral components of relationships. This 8.5" x 11" manual has flexible binding to facilitate photocopying for use with your clients in both group and individual treatment.
Review "Very nicely and clearly presented. Completely self-contained. A sure-fire method to boost self-esteem. Gets kids thinking about important social issues." -Fred Frankel, PhD, Professor and Director, UCLA Parenting and Children's Friendship Program
Table of Contents INTRODUCTION RESOURCES SESSION OUTLINES Session 1: Getting Acquainted Session 2: Showing Respect for Yourself and Others Session 3: Looking Toward the Future Session 4: Taking Responsibility Session 5: Communicating Your Thoughts and Feelings Session 6: Changing Your Point of View Session 7: Building Friendships Session 8: Cooperating With Others Session 9: Knowing How You Feel Session 10: Reviewing What You've Learned 3-C PROGRAM WORKBOOK Activity Sheet 1: I Am Special and Important Activity Sheet 2: I Respect Myself and Others Activity Sheet 3: How Do You Show Respect Activity Sheet 4: Role Models Activity Sheet 5: Action Plan Worksheet Activity Sheet 6: Consequences Worksheet Activity Sheet 7: "I Am Responsible for What I Do and Say" Activity Sheet 8: Stop and Think Activity Sheet 9: Communication Activity Sheet 10: Check It Out Activity Sheet 11: See What's Happening Activity Sheet 12: How Do I Rate as a Friend? Activity Sheet 13: Friendship Qualities Activity Sheet 14: Let's Play (or Talk) Activity Sheet 15: Cooperation Activity Sheet 16: Peer Pressure Activity Sheet 17: Action Plan Worksheet