Development of Essential Social Skills

Proper social skill development is essential for children and youth to navigate the complexities of social interactions. Our social skill-building program aims to train children and youth to improve their social interactions by practicing and engaging in necessary skills in a safe and structured group setting.

Development of the following social skills:

  • Recognition of emotions, thoughts, and behaviors
  • Personal interpretation of ongoing emotions, thoughts, and behaviors
  • Coping strategies for emotional regulation
  • Action plans for behavioral changes
  • Focusing on active listening, emotional regulation, self-awareness & self-control, conflict resolution, responsibility & flexibility, problem-solving & decision-making, positive self-talk, assertiveness, and cooperation

The social skill-building program helps children and youth improve their social interactions by teaching them essential social skills in a safe and supportive environment. A behavioral practitioner works one-on-one with each child to assess their needs and identify areas for improvement.

The program is designed to help children recognize the skills they are currently displaying and teach them new skills to enhance their social functioning. The practitioner acts as a model and provides guidance, encouragement, and feedback to help the child improve their social skills.

Homework assignments are given to reinforce learning and encourage children to practice their skills in real-world settings. Follow-up support is provided to gather outcome data and ensure ongoing success.

Our approach to social skill development focuses on empowering children to build healthy relationships and improve their overall well-being.

Next Steps...

For more information about our behavioral health services or to make a referral please call (978) 972-1000 or fill out a referral form.

NOTE: If this is an immediate emergency, contact your local Emergency Response team or dial 911.