Social Skills 4 Kids is an English spoken group course for children. The goal of the course is to help children acquire and develop the social and emotional skills necessary to, among other things: make and maintain friendships; stand-up for themselves; overcome shyness; facilitate adaptation to new environments; and to better understand themselves as well as others around them. Some children pick these skills up more easily than others, and the risk of not picking up on social clues can put children at risk for negative feelings, low self-esteem and bullying.
Next to the skills as such, a huge benefit of the course is the ability for participating children to practice the skills with their peers in a safe environment and the possibility to find recognition and support in the other group members. This is why the groups are kept small; large enough to be able to learn from peers and small enough to remain a safe space in which all participants can flourish. Social Skills 4 Kids equips children for their international social life by improving their social skills in general, but also their empathy, assertiveness and emotional awareness. More importantly; most children who follow the course are reported to act more confident in social situations after only a few weeks in the group setting.
Courses are available in three age groups: 7-9, 9-12 and 12-15.
– Individual introduction session with the child (0,5 hrs)
– 7 group sessions for the child (10,5 hrs)
– 1 parent group meetings to support your child (1,5 hrs)
– End report & evaluation (2,5 hrs)
– Language: English
Courses are regularly starting in The Hague and can be offered within international schools in Zuid-Holland, Noord-Holland, Utrecht and Flevoland on request.
Includes: full course
Includes: full course + two meetings with the teachers and weekly letters to the teachers to help them support your child while learning the skills
Includes: full course, two meetings with the teachers and weekly letters to the teachers, and 3 individual sessions for the child or for the parents to be booked within a year after the end of the course.
Payment can be made in 3 monthly installments.
The course is facilitated by (one of) our child psychologists. Depending on the group size, they may be accompanied by an intern.
The next groups are scheduled to start in September 2018.
7-9 year olds: Thursdays 16:30 – 18:00 (location TBA in The Hague)
9-12 year olds: Mondays 16:30 – 18:00 (location TBA in The Hague)
Spots are filling up for both age groups, so make sure to reserve your spot by signing up for a free information session!
The first course for teens (12-15 year olds) is scheduled to start later this fall!
Do you want to know how your child could benefit from Social Skills 4 Kids?
Be sure to contact us, or sign up for a free SS4K introduction session as soon as possible!