Communication is the act of interacting and exchanging ideas with other people. There are two primary forms of communication: verbal and nonverbal. With verbal communication, people express their thoughts, ideas,
The Arc and Prince William County Public Schools invite you to attend a very special workshop/webinar with Scott Miller, LCSW entitled “HELPING CHILDREN FORM MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS: VIRTUAL PEER PROCESS SOCIAL GROUPS” | APRIL 23, 2021 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM | Click here to register. Free to attend but you must register.
Social Skills for Children, Teens, and Adults
“Our social skills services for children, adolescents, and adults are based on the premise that social skills (e.g. communication skills, active listening, friend-making, reading non-verbal social cues, networking abilities) are essential life skills that foster success, happiness, and health. Our goal is to teach these skills in a supportive and nurturing environment, with the expectation that the skills will be generalized to real-world experiences and relationships.”
– Dr. Haley
Ways The Social Skills Center Helps
In our Woodbridge behavioral therapy group sessions, we teach children and adolescents how to relax and settle themselves so that they can have a more effective response to the people and situations they face every day.
Instead of feeling shame, guilt or a false sense of power by trying to manipulate, control or dominate others, our group members learn how to experience authentic well-being.
In our social skills training online and in-person groups at our Woodbridge behavioral therapy center, clients get to practice with their peers and learn by doing, rather than trying to “regurgitate” statements they learned in a book or heard someone else say.
Very few children see adults modeling effective, healthy responses to conflict. In our groups, they learn how to see another’s point of view as valid, leading to greater understanding and cooperation.
Social Skills Training Blog
The isolation associated with protecting ourselves from COVID-19 has been rough on many people’s mental health. Loneliness and depression are becoming more of a problem.
Positive self-esteem has proven to be a crucial component of childhood development. Children with a healthy sense of self-esteem tend to be more successful in school, more likely to reach