Fall 2018 Groups for Kids 12 Week Session
Morrissey-Compton's ongoing skill-building groups take place at our Redwood City office as well as at a group site in Palo Alto. Groups are available for kids who struggle with issues such as making or keeping friends, impulse control, anxiety, emotion regulation, and managing stress. There are typically three to five boys or girls in a group who are close in age and have similar challenges and goals.
Social Skills: Making and Keeping Friends
For children who have difficulty navigating the social dynamics involved in peer relationships. Topics include active listening, perspective taking, reading non-verbal cues, reciprocal conversation skills, noticing feelings in themselves and others, understanding how their behavior affects others, and problem solving with peers.
3rd - 4th grade: THURSDAYS, 4:15 - 5:30 PM in Redwood City
Starts on 8/23/18 5th - 6th grade boys: TUESDAYS, 4:15 - 5:30 PM in Palo Alto
Starts on 8/21/18 4th - 5th graders: WEDNESDAYS, 6:30 - 7:45 PM in Redwood City
Note: This group will include collaborative cooking and baking.
Starts on 8/22/18
Stop, Relax and Think: Managing Impulses and Strong Emotions
Some children need extra support to improve self-control, recognize emotions in themselves and others, and understand how their behavior affects their peers. Children will practice listening skills, and strategies to slow down and think before speaking or acting.
1st - 2nd grade, WEDNESDAYS, 5:00 - 6:15 PM in Redwood City
Starts on 8/22/18
Middle school can be a very stressful time for girls, as they navigate the many social, emotional and physical changes that come with adolescence. Girls will explore friendship challenges, such as dealing with exclusion, bossy girls, teasing or feeling like they just don't "fit in." This group will focus on building self-esteem, confidence, and self-advocacy.
5th - 7th grade girls: MONDAYS, 5:30 - 7:30 PM in Palo Alto
Note: Includes weekly dinner of pizza and salad.
Starts on 8/20/18
After submitting your online registration, you will be contacted by
Sue Garber, M.A., Director of Social Skills Groups.
Your information will be kept confidential.