For children with social and/or behavior issues, group therapy is often the treatment of choice because it provides children the opportunity to work directly with other children.
Developed by 3C Institute, S.S.GRIN 3‒5 is proven to be effective in increasing pro-social behaviors in children. Evidence demonstrates that children learn a wide variety of skills through S.S.GRIN that help them make and keep positive friendships. Participation in S.S.GRIN decreases children’s risk for developing other problems, such as affiliating with antisocial peers or being the victim of bullying or teasing at school.
Within S.S.GRIN 3‒5‘s 10 50-minute sessions, specific social-emotional skills are taught through dynamic instruction and practice (games and activities). Your child will learn and practice skills in a group setting of no more than eight children, ensuring that the group leader will work one-on-one with your child in the areas where they personally struggle.
Key social skills taught and practiced throughout S.S.GRIN include:
- Communication – how to communicate your thoughts and feelings
- Cooperation – how to work with others toward a common goal
- Impulse control – how to manage your own emotions and behaviors
- Perspective taking – understanding your own and others’ point of view
- Conflict management – how to cope with difficult situations
- Initiation – how to begin to play or talk with others
S.S.GRIN 3‒5 is for children in third through fifth grade or in the 9‒12 year old age range.