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High School Boys Social Skills Group

High School Boys Social Skills Group

The High-School Boys Social Skills Group allows boys to develop and understand the social, emotional, and behavioural challenges of becoming or being a teen at school. The group is structured as a safe-space for the boys to interact with other same-aged boys as they increase their awareness and understanding of their high-school experiences. The High-School Boys group is facilitated in such a way that the boys have a positive role-model, and combines learning, with opportunities to socialise and develop meaningful connections. The boys work together to solve problems, whilst learning to empower themselves and others in developing confidence in their abilities to self-regulate behaviour and emotions. The programme includes content such as:

  • Understanding verbal and non-verbal communication needed for interactions with peers and adults    
  • Identifying effective communication skills to convey needs
  • Developing responsibility and accountability
  • Understanding challenging thoughts and emotions and how they impact on wellbeing
  • Developing goals and persevering
  • Identifying and evaluating personal strengths
  • Developing social problem-solving skills
  • Developing and maintaining a safe social space to learn and interact

Who

High school aged boys with social skills deficits and/or deficits in emotional understanding and regulation  

 When

 All school terms (depending on demand)

 Duration 

 5 weeks (starts in Week 1 of the school term)

 Day

 Fortnightly Saturdays

 Length

 80 minutes (65 minutes with teens and 15 minute parent session)

 Time

 Varies

If you would like to register your interest for any of the group programs we run, please contact our friendly reception staff, or complete our Expression of Interest Form and we'll be in touch.