Teaching Social Skills to Youth

Dates and Times TBD

@ 211 E 8th, Ste C, Lawrence

The number of youths with social problems is substantial. Researchers have concluded that social adjustment problems are common, persistent, and frequently escalate from minor conduct problems to criminal offenses. These problems are often resistant to change and are associated with poor psychological and emotional adjustment later in life. Because antisocial behavior is a reality in schools and in the community, methods to address the social needs of youth are important. This workshop is based on over 30 years of research in educational and home settings and is designed to provide individuals who work with at-risk children with the research-based resources, knowledge, and skills to teach social skills (an area often overlooked in career training). The course will include: an overview of social skills instruction; rationales for teaching social skills; suggestions for creating an emotionally safe learning environment; examples of social skills and skill steps; when and how to teach social skills; and an introduction to an interactive, multimedia CD program for youth.

Instructors: Sue Vernon, Ph.D. & Kristin Vernon, LSCSW

Please pre-register using this form or call us at 785.371.6554.

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