Winter/Spring 2017 Group Schedule
(Winter/Spring groups begin in March and run through May)
Morrissey-Compton's ongoing skill-building groups take place at our Redwood City office (595 Price Avenue) and are 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.
Starting in early March, 2017, we're offering the following groups:
Social Skills: Making and Keeping Friends
Grades 4 and 5: Mondays, 3:45 - 5:00 PM
(meets in Palo Alto)
Middle School boys: Mondays, 5:30 - 6:45 PM
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.
Conquering Anxiety and Worries
Grades 3 - 5: Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:15 PM
This group will help children identify their fears and understand how to manage anxiety. Children will learn to recognize the situations that trigger their worried feelings, and will practice strategies to help decrease their anxiety.
Stop, Relax and Think: Managing Impulses and Strong Emotions
Grades 1 and 2: Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:15 PM
Grades 3 and 4: Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 PM
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.
Middle School Girls: Mondays, 5:30 - 7:30 PM; Includes Pizza Dinner
(meets in Palo Alto)
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.
Executive Functions Boot Camp
(4 meetings: Saturdays, March 18 & 25 and April 8 & 22)
High School (grades 9 - 12), 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Teens will learn how to increase effectiveness in the following executive function skills: time management, planning and prioritizing, organization, working memory, metacognition and goal-directed persistence.
Note: Groups meet at Morrissey-Compton Education Center
(595 Price Ave., Redwood City), unless another location is specified.
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.