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FALL 2019 GROUPS FOR KIDS
Enrolling now for groups beginning in September and October

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 making or keeping friends, impulse control, anxiety, emotion regulation, and managing stress. There are typically four to six boys or girls in a group who are close in age and have similar challenges and goals.

Group Workshops for Kids, Palo Alto, CA

Monday:

  • 3:15 - 4:30 PM
    Conquering Anxiety and Worries (4th - 6th graders)

    Children will learn to notice how anxiety feels in their body, to label their emotions and to practice anxiety-reducing strategies. Children will work on identifying situations that trigger their worries and ways to feel better when anxiety is causing them distress.
  • 4:45 - 6:00 PM
    Impulse Control and Emotion Regulation (3rd) - FULL

    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.
  • 5:30 - 7:30 PM FULL
    Girl Drama! (middle school girls), meets in Palo Alto (includes pizza dinner)

    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.
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Tuesday:

  • 3:45 - 5:00 PM
    Social Skills: Making and Keeping Friends (3rd - 4th)

    For children/adolescents 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.
  •  Registration Form  


Wednesday:

  • 3:00 - 4:15 PM:
    Social Skills: Making and Keeping Friends (1st - 2nd)

  • 4:30 - 5:45 PM FULL
    Social Skills: Making and Keeping Friends (4th - 5th)

  • For children/adolescents 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.

     Registration Form  


Thursday:

  • 4:00 - 5:15 PM FULL
    Impulse Control/Emotion Regulation (1st - 2nd)

    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.
  •  Registration Form  


If you have questions, email sue.garber@morrcomp.org

After submitting your online registration, you will be placed on a waiting list. You will be contacted by Sue Garber, M.A., Director of Social Skills Groups, when space becomes available in the group that you have requested.

Your information will be kept confidential.

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quoted textMorrissey-Compton's specialist helped me understand the challenges I was facing with my child. She introduced us to both group and individual support sessions, which my son enjoyed. The program helped him develop emotional awareness within himself and others, as well as how to respond more thoughtfully and less impulsively. I was impressed by the specialist's ability to help me develop solutions that worked for my family. With her guidance and Morrissey-Compton's support, not only did I see direct changes in my son's behavior, but my family has learned skills that took some of the struggle out of our day-to-day life."

quoted textThe tutoring my son has received through Morrissey-Compton has made a tremendous difference-in his reading and his confidence. It is incredibly gratifying as a parent to see the growth and, honestly, the joy my son feels as he tackles reading with newfound confidence and tools."

quoted textMorrissey-Compton's Girl Drama group was recommended for my 14-year-old daughter for improving her social skills and peer interactions. The class turned out to be smaller than originally planned, and each girl received a lot of close attention from the facilitators. My daughter was a bit nervous at the beginning of the class, but she started looking forward to going. Each session was carried out in a very positive manner and designed to encourage healthier peer relationships. She learned which phrases to use and avoid when facing challenging situations, what healthy friendship should look and feel like, and other useful skills she could put in practice at school. I'm glad that my daughter was able to join this class."

quoted textMorrissey-Compton offered our family financial aid, which made the group accessible. My child is still learning, but his social skills are improving, and I give a lot of credit to this group. I highly recommend it and I am truly grateful for Morrissey-Compton's support, as it has been so helpful for my son."

quoted textMy 11-year-old son was diagnosed last year with high-functioning autism (formerly known as Asperger's). He has always had trouble navigating social situations and been extremely reluctant and resistant to interventions. The Morrissey-Compton social skills group was wonderful. My son just completed the 5th grade group, and it was the first intervention that has had a positive impact. The consistent, relevant messaging and content was extremely helpful. The group leaders were understanding, flexible, and able to help my son engage, learn, and even thrive in the group. My son will definitely be back and I look forward to seeing more growth through each session."

quoted textI am incredibly grateful for the support of Morrissey-Compton in their efforts to support my child, particularly the financial support in making the Social Skills Group accessible, as it has been enormously helpful."

quoted textI'm so grateful for Morrissey Compton. The support my son is receiving is amazing. He started off really shy, struggling with self-esteem, and way behind in school. Over the past year and a half he's worked with some amazing women. He's now much more confident, more willing to put himself in situations where he doesn't feel comfortable, and opening himself up to learning outside his comfort zone. I'm looking forward to watching both his school performance and self-esteem continue to improve. Thank you so much for your support in making this happen!"

quoted textMorrissey-Compton was there at the right time to support my family and our son. We are fortunate to have such an organization in our community that also extends itself to provide scholarships. Without this additional benefit, we would not have been able to participate in this excellent program."



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