Social Skills Groups (SSG)
The Social Skills Groups, also known as SSG, offer a great opportunity to engage your child in an environment created and shaped to meet their individual needs within the context of a group.Creative Solutions for Hope offers a variety of Social Skills Groups for different age groups from the age of 3 to 18. Curriculum is created to meet the needs of our clients withing the social settings. Individual social goals are created to help gain and maintain skill acquisition in different social situations and settings. Creative Solutions for Hope is here to help restore HOPE in building essential skills in your child, so they can live a more complete day. Email us at SocialSkills4all@cs4hope.com to schedule a visit and experience our groups first hand. We look forward to hearing from you.
Below are our most current groups available.
Strengthening Sibling Synergy
Tuesdays 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Age Range: 8-12 years of age
Using the client’s sibling as their partner during social skills, this group will utilize fun and interactive activities to promote social skills between siblings. The siblings will learn multiple skill sets, including but not limited to, communicating their needs to each other, resolving problems and/or negotiating solutions, as well as learning how to positively collaborate with one another. In addition to interactive activities, the group will also feature discussions about teamwork and perspective taking within their relationships as siblings.
When deciding if the sibling and client are an appropriate pairing for this group, will be based off the following:
- Minimum age of client for this SSG group is 8 years old.
- Sibling should be within a 4 year age span (older or younger) of the enrolled client.
- Both client and sibling should have the skill set to sit and attend to activities lasting, at least, 10 minutes in duration.
- Siblings should be able to participate in the group without any one to one assistance
- The sibling should be able to take social cues.
- The sibling should be able to understand choral responding.
- Sibling should have age appropriate compliance skills.
Perspective Taking Group:
Tuesdays 5:15pm – 6:45pm
Age Range: 6-9 years of age
Perspective taking focuses on what it means to be a “good friend”, a productive student, a considerate and courteous individual to others. This class allows our younger clients to deal with the range of emotions from being upset, frustrated, and anger towards others and or less preferred situations. This group also increases social awareness to cues from others regarding their feelings. Bringing these cognitively strong minds together, we discuss how to treat others, provide them the opportunities to build stronger relationships, teach how to become part of a successful team, learn to enjoy and appreciate working with others. If you have been seeking an environment for your child to thrive among others successfully, respect adult instruction and to have a safe place to discuss the importance of how they feel, how others might feel, and why, then this is the class for your child.
Toddlers Achieving Success Cooperatively:
Wednesdays 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Age Range: 3 – 5 years of age
This group is geared and oriented towards our toddlers. The group offers continued support in teaching basic age appropriate skills, presented through creatively unique activities. Our toddlers experience fun and interactive sensory stations, cognitive activities, a communication corner, and fine motor and gross motor activities to promote continued success with their overall development. These toddlers are learning to play together, learn together and enjoy early friendships together. If you are searching for a place for your toddler after school to continue to enrich their overall development, search no more and join us here.
Youngsters Encouraging Learning and Laughter:
Wednesdays 5:15pm – 6:45pm
Age Range: 6 – 9 years of age
Providing opportunity for our young children to interact, build their cooperative skills, and increase overall reciprocal interactions through play, art, song, and other explorative teachings, is our objective here at CSH with this group. Our young children are given the opportunity to learn about new environments, people, holidays, and interests, while continuing to teach and maintain a level of basic age appropriate skills. This group is full of personality and excitement. We look forward to meeting your young child and all we can do to help bring them to the next level of socialization.
Thursdays 3:15pm – 5:00pm
Age Range: 9-18 years of age
This group was created to design a space where preteens and teens can come together and discuss and participate in the increasingly popular video and board games. These groups will allow your child to engage in mind and body challenging board and video games while participating in the ultimate teenage interactive activity. Pre-teens and Teens will be able to come together to strategize with age-appropriate board and video games and move their bodies to fun interactive games that promote exercise, coordination, collaboration, and overall fun. If you want to provide your child with an opportunity to engage with his/her peers in a fun and active way geared to motivate any teen, these are the groups for your child.
Girls Just Want to Have Fun:
Thursdays 5:15pm – 6:45pm
Age Range: no age limit
Thursday evenings are spent hanging out with the girls! This is a GIRLS ONLY group, focused on building positive interactions amongst other young girls. This class was created to provide young girls with a place and opportunity to simply be a girl amongst girlfriends, exploring what they want to be when they grow up, while they paint each other’s nails. Discussing their interests and hobbies, while learning about how to be strong, independent and have no limits. Lots of crafting, giggling and always dancing, this group is fun for all involved. If you’ve been looking for other girls for your child to socialize with this is the group for you.
Teens on the Move:
Fridays 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Age Range: Teens
This group is dedicated to getting our teens moving and grooving together in games, obstacle courses, and dance. Our teens are challenged through a series of coordination testing activities to keep them mobile and engaged with one another. Movement is meant to stimulate the mind, motivate interaction and engage with their peers, while reducing lethargic responses to reciprocal interactions. This group is geared toward increasing our teens and pre-teens physical and mental energy and in return building stronger socialization and team building skills among one another.
Preteens Encouraging Learning & Laughter Group:
Fridays 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Age Range: 9 – 12 years of age
This group was created for the preteens that have not had a place to expand and figure out who they are. They get categorized as being too old, or too young, so CSH has opened a group to meet their developmental place in this world. This group is designed to help these kids learn through play and get to know one another. Board games are selected to work on cooperative interactions, turn taking etiquette, and being a “good” and supportive friend. Activities are selected specifically to get the kids talking, engaging and interacting. Expanding conversational skills beyond their own preference and taking a sincere interest in their peers is just one fundamental focus of this group. The second part of this group is to help them figure out their own preferences and the appropriateness of when and how to explore and share those preferences. Other skills explored in this group focus on following directions, practice decision making, and being flexible. If you have been searching for a place for your preteen, this group could be a great fit.
Perspective Taking Group:
Fridays 5:15pm -6:45pm
Age Range: 10-18 years of age
Perspective taking focuses on the skill sets needed for executive functioning. This class is targeted towards our older clients and focuses on looking at a variety of situations from different perspectives along with targeting a variety of lessons based off the principles of executive functioning. This class offers a lecture-based segment where the teens and preteens learn a lesson and then a fun and interactive activity where they can practice the lesson they have just learned with their peers. Bringing these cognitively strong minds together, we discuss how to treat others, provide them the opportunities to build stronger relationships, teach how to become part of a successful team, learn to enjoy and appreciate working with others. If you have been seeking an environment for your child to thrive amongst others successfully, respect adult instruction and to have a safe place to discuss the importance of how they feel, how others might feel, and why, then this is the class for your child.