Full course description
Social skills are the abilities and competencies we use to navigate the social world. These skills tell us how to act and what to say in particular social situations. With strong social skills, kids and young adults can more easily build friendships, get along with others, work collaboratively in groups, handle frustrations, and have an overall improved quality of life. While some kids and young adults learn social skills by observing and interacting with those around them, many do not. As a result, these kids might struggle to develop friendships, have difficulty working in partners or groups, experience challenges in following directions, act in ways perceived as rude or mean, or misread the social cues of others. To these youngsters, the social world is confusing and challenging. This school counseling group will focus on communication skills, which include understanding nonverbal cues, learning to think before you speak, strategies for expressing yourself, using active listening skills, introductions and small talk, starting a conversation, being assertive, and more.