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Overview of our Social Skills Groups for Children

This group program is designed to enhance the social emotional skills of youth ages 8 to 15 years old. Participants will be grouped based on a combination of age and developmental ability.

The groups are intended to set children and adolescents up for success during the school year. Groups are specifically designed for individuals struggling with social emotional challenges who may also have ADHD, ASD, or anxiety. Participants will learn a variety of skills in a collaborative, interactive, and relaxed environment. The goal of this program is for participants to build resilience
and be more effective in day-to-day interactions with  peers.


Our next social emotional skills group cycle will take place on Thursdays at 6:00 PM, from July 11, 2024 – August 22, 2024. In order to ensure participants are an appropriate fit, they must all be screened in advance of the start date. Therefore, please contact our intake coordinator as soon as possible if you are considering having your child or student participate in our groups.



When to Seek a Social Emotional Skills Group for your Child

If your child or teen has experienced difficulty with any of the following, it may be beneficial to consider if our social emotional skills group could help:

  • Problem solving during uncomfortable or challenging
    interactions with peers
  • Communicating and interacting appropriately with
    friends and acquaintances
  • Skills to manage strong emotions


Our Unique Approach to Social Skills Groups

Each week, the group will focus on specific skills. Participants will discuss the skills, see them in action through modeling, and have opportunities to practice them with their peers. Skills will be reinforced through homework and practice activities. We also offer rewards to encourage group participation, completion of homework, and behavioral improvements.

Our team also provides additional support and services outside of group as needed. By partnering with your child’s school and others involved in their care, we can create a customized treatment approach to improve generalization of skills outside of the group setting.


Social Emotional Skills Taught During the Weekly Groups

This program is designed to teach a range of social emotional skills grounded in CBT and DBT that can be applied in both in-person and virtual settings.

Skills to be covered include:

  • Conversation skills
  • Social media interactions
  • Perspective taking
  • Boundary setting
  • Social problem solving
  • Facing anxiety and disappointment
  • Coping ahead for difficult situations


Learn more today!

We are currently setting up screening appointments for potential participants in our groups. If you are interested in learning more about if your child may be a fit, please call call (732) 994-3456 or email