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.
The course consists of seven group sessions which focus on a wide variety of social and emotional skills. The course content is based on elements which have been proven effective on both the short and long term, and is facilitated by psychologists certified to work with the Social Skills 4 Kids programme.
Next to the seven group sessions, the programme consists of an individual introduction with the child, individual follow up meeting with the parents and a short report with observations and recommendations for the child, their parents and teachers.
The set up of the programme allows for a group approach while still having the flexibility for each child to work on their own individual goals. Parents (and, depending on their involvement, teachers) are being involved in the process to ensure the best possible outcome for the participating child.
– Individual introduction session with the child (0,5 hrs)
– 7 group sessions for the child (10,5 hrs)
– 1 parent group meeting 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.
The course is facilitated by our child psychologists, who are trained to work with the programme as well as to observe the behavior of individuals within a group setting. This allows them to adapt the programme flexibly to meet the needs of the group and of the individuals within the group, so that all participants are able to get the most out of their participation.
Depending on the group size, the trainer(s) may be accompanied by an intern who is in the last phase of their studies in psychology.
The next groups are scheduled to start in September 2018.
7-9 year olds: Thursdays 16:30 – 18:00 (location TBA in The Hague) – starting September 20th!
9-12 year olds: Mondays 16:30 – 18:00 (location TBA in The Hague)
The first course for teens (12-15 year olds) is scheduled to start later this fall!
Includes: full course, individual intake, individual evaluation and report
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.
Sign up for a free introduction meeting, during this meeting we can get to know each other and we will inform you further about the course and participation. After the meeting, you can decide whether you wish to enroll your child.
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!