Social and Emotional Skills Training for Children

The Fast Track Friendship Group Manual


Author: Karen L. Bierman,Mark T. Greenberg,John D. Coie,John E. Lochman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462531725

Category: Medical

Page: 444

View: 5401

From leading authorities, this volume presents a unique evidence-based group intervention for the 10-15% of children who are challenged by peer difficulties in elementary school. The book features 107 engaging full-color reproducible handouts, posters, and other tools. In addition to teaching core social skills (participation, communication, cooperation, good sportsmanship, conflict resolution), the Friendship Group promotes emotional understanding and empathy, self-control, and effective coping with social stressors. Two complete sets of sessions are provided (grades K-2 and 3-5), including step-by-step implementation guidelines. The large-size format facilitates photocopying; purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Skills Training for Struggling Kids

Promoting Your Child's Behavioral, Emotional, Academic, and Social Development


Author: Michael L. Bloomquist

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609181700

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 275

View: 4990

Challenging kids don't behave badly on purpose, they are simply struggling with the demands on their psychological development. This clear compassionate guide gives ways to help kids follow rules get along better with family members and peers express their feelings productively and succeed in the classroom.

Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-communication Problems


Author: Jed E. Baker,Brenda Smith Myles

Publisher: Autism Asperger Publishing Company

ISBN: 193128220X

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 355

Finally a social skills program that covers all the bases! Whether it's learning how long one can look at somebody without being accused of staring; how to shift topics, despite one's desire to stick with that all-consuming special interest; how to say no to peer pressure; or dealing with a sensitive topic - it's all here... and more. In this comprehensive and user friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students wiht Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. After brief introductory chapters on skills to target, instructional strategies, behavior management, promoting generalization, etc., as well as a special chapter by Brenda Smith Myles on relevant characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, the reader is presented with the essence of this must-have resource: 70 of the skills that most commonly cause difficulty for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social-communications problems. The presentation of each skill consists of a reproducible skill handout, as well as activity sheets listing ways teachers and parents can demonstrate, practice, and reinforce the skill in the classroom and at home. A concluding chapter on promoting peer acceptance offers sensitivity training programs for both students of various age groups and school staff, making this a complete social skills training package for students of all ages.

Problem Postcards

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Skills Training for Disaffected and Difficult Children aged 7-11


Author: Janine Koeries,Brian Marris,Tina Rae

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1849202567

Category: Education

Page: 132

View: 909

`This is an excellent resource for teachers and other education professionals who are developing their practice in dealing with specific issues in schools. It is concise, well designed and, in the introductory section, linked to current theory. It will prove an invaluable resource for teachers and others who want to develop the social and emotional skills of their pupils' - Special `There is a wealth of supporting resources in the form of suggested warm up activities and the specifics are the problem solving format as applied to different situations. The accompanying CD contains A4 copies of all worksheets, which are accessible, eye-catching and should appeal to the target age group (7-11)' - Nurturing Potential This 14-session programme was initially developed for junior age children who had been permanently excluded. It has been adapted to assist young people who are disaffected and difficult, and could be at risk of exclusion. The format is built around Circle Time activities and solution focused thinking. The theme of each session is a problem postcard from a young person highlighting a problem that will have a relevance to the participants. The participants then try to act as agony aunts to solve the problem, focussing their thinking on how to make things better, proving to them that they do possess the knowledge and the skills and can choose these behaviours. The resource includes comprehensive facilitator instructions, warm ups, activities, Circle Time questions and worksheets. The programme can be delivered to groups or whole classes and will: • improve self-esteem • develop your Social, Emotional and Behavioural Skills (SEBS) programme.

Using Picture Books to Enhance Children’s Social and Emotional Literacy

Creative Activities and Programs for Parents and Professionals


Author: Susan Elswick

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784504513

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 8417

Children can struggle to engage with and articulate certain emotions, which can have a profound impact on their behaviour, confidence and ability to form relationships, follow instructions and perform tasks. This resource for teachers, therapists, counsellors and parents uses children's literature and some of its well-known characters, such as the Rainbow Fish and Stanley Yelnats IV from Holes, as a basis for practical activities that enable children to express and manage these emotions. Social-emotional literacy training assists students in developing important life skills such as the ability to develop good relationships and empathy skills, as well as being able to understand, manage and communicate their own emotions. This book offers an introduction to social-emotional literacy, followed by activities related to emotions such as empathy, friendship, grief and self-esteem, aiming to embed this literacy training into daily school and home activities to increase children's chances of future success.

Guiding Children's Social and Emotional Development

A Reflective Approach


Author: Janice Englander Katz

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780137070886

Category: Education

Page: 218

View: 7268

"This book has the potential be transformative--for you, for the children with whom you work, and for your relationships with those children." " James Elicker, PhD, Purdue University (from the Foreword)"" ""Guiding Children's Social and Emotional Development: A Reflective Approach"" is a unique and versatile resource, one that promotes self-reflection and provides the means to do so by all the "key concepts and pedagogical features that support an intentional, self-reflective approach to guiding children's social and emotional development.Author Janice Englander Katz envisions that her guidebook can be used as a textbook for a college course in social-emotional development of young children, guidance courses in early childhood education, or for continuing professional education. The format of the book is in distinct modules, lending itself to ongoing learning communities, staff workshops, or professional development seminars for those already in the field. Every chapter introduces information onchildren's developing emotions and behavior and offers ample opportunity for readers to self-reflect on personal feelings, thoughts, and experiences in relation to their own social-emotional development. The content involves thorough yet applicable overviews of the key theories and research on social and emotionaldevelopment; clear examples of children and teachers in early childhood settingsusing effective and not-so-effective guidance strategies; and the tools necessary for understanding andresponding effectively to challenging behaviors." ""Janice Englander Katz is the founder and president of the Child Care Consortium, Inc., "which operates Imagination Station Child Development Center, an NAEYC-accredited, licensed, educational child care center in Michigan City, Indiana. She is also a practicing clinical child psychologist, an early childhood professor, and tireless worker for the children of our nation. Empowered by the stories and experiences her work allows, she has infused her unique sensibilities and experiences into writing this captivating manual for the early childhood professional and anyone working with families and children in some capacity. Whether an early intervention therapist, a behavior consultant, a home visitor, or early childhood professional, this resource was written for you.

Promoting Social and Emotional Learning

Guidelines for Educators


Author: Maurice J. Elias

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871202883

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 3662

A guide to establishing high-quality social and emotional education programs describes approaches to social and emotional learning for all levels and includes thirty-nine guidelines and field-inspired examples for classrooms, schools, and districts.

Spotlight on Young Children

Social and Emotional Development


Author: Rossella Procopio,Holly Bohart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938113314

Category: Child development

Page: 111

View: 9625

Teaching Social-emotional Skills at School and Home


Author: Linda Elksnin,Nick Elksnin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780891083160

Category: Psychology

Page: 340

View: 1248

Gives practical activities to help children of all ages understand and regulate emotions, make friends, and solve social problems. Includes vignettes, forms, planning sheets, and checklists.

Handbook of Social and Emotional Learning

Research and Practice


Author: Joseph A. Durlak,Celene E. Domitrovich,Roger P. Weissberg,Thomas P. Gullotta

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462527914

Category: Education

Page: 634

View: 603

The burgeoning multidisciplinary field of social and emotional learning (SEL) now has a comprehensive and definitive handbook covering all aspects of research, practice, and policy. The prominent editors and contributors describe state-of-the-art intervention and prevention programs designed to build students' skills for managing emotions, showing concern for others, making responsible decisions, and forming positive relationships. Conceptual and scientific underpinnings of SEL are explored and its relationship to children's and adolescents' academic success and mental health examined. Issues in implementing and assessing SEL programs in diverse educational settings are analyzed in depth, including the roles of school- and district-level leadership, teacher training, and school-family partnerships.

Off to a Good Start

Social and Emotional Development of Memphis’ Children


Author: Laurie T. Martin,Lisa Sontag-Padilla,Jill S. Cannon

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833088467

Category: Education

Page: 54

View: 3412

Drawing on national, state, and local data, the Urban Child Institute partnered with RAND to explore the social and emotional well-being of children in Memphis and Shelby County, Tenn. The book highlights the importance of factors in the home, child care setting, and community that contribute to social and emotional development.

Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention


Author: Mona Delahooke

Publisher: Pesi Publishing & Media

ISBN: 9781683730552

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

View: 7768

A groundbreaking resource for the field of early intervention. Full of clear, straightforward steps, guiding principles and useful techniques backed by neuroscience and research, Dr. Mona Delahooke provides practical methods so that all childhood providers can better support the social and emotional lives of children and families. Illustrated with worksheets, charts and handouts, this reader-friendly book will provide valuable tools to nurture relationships, measure progress, reduce child stress, address challenging behaviors and promote self-regulation. Proven and effective tools for children diagnosed with: * Developmental and learning differences * Communication and speech differences * Autism * Sensory Processing Disorder * Medical conditions * Emotional or behavioral challenges

Social & Emotional Development

Connecting Science and Practice in Early Childhood Settings


Author: Dave Riley,Robert San Juan,Joan Klinkner,Ann Ramminger

Publisher: Redleaf Press

ISBN: 1933653302

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 5222

Shows how research confirms that common early learning practices promote social-emotional development.

Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom

Promoting Mental Health and Academic Success


Author: Kenneth W. Merrell,Barbara A. Gueldner

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606235516

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

View: 554

This highly engaging, eminently practical book provides essential resources for implementing social and emotional learning (SEL) in any K–12 setting. Numerous vivid examples illustrate the nuts and bolts of this increasingly influential approach to supporting students' mental health, behavior, and academic performance. Helpful reproducibles are included. The authors offer clear-cut guidance on how to: *Choose the right SEL program for a particular school. *Teach SEL concepts to students, teachers, and administrators. *Weave SEL into the classroom curriculum to boost academic success. *Adapt interventions for culturally and linguistically diverse students and those with special needs. *Monitor outcomes and maximize the quality of interventions. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Social Skills Activities for Special Children


Author: Darlene Mannix

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118963466

Category: Education

Page: 464

View: 5324

A flexible, ready-to-use program to help special students in grades K-5 learn appropriate ways to behave among others The revised and updated second edition of this bestselling resource book provides ready-to-use lessons--complete with reproducible worksheets--to help children become aware of acceptable social behavior and develop proficiency in acquiring basic social skills. The book is organized around three core areas crucial to social development in the primary grades: Accepting Rules and Authority at School, Relating to Peers, and Developing Positive Social Skills. Each lesson places a specific skill within the context of real-life situations, giving teachers a means to guide students to think about why the social skill is important. The hands-on activity that accompanies each lesson helps students to work through, think about, discuss, and practice the skill in or outside of the classroom.

Skills Training for Children with Behavior Problems

A Parent and Practitioner Guidebook


Author: Michael L. Bloomquist

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781593851439

Category: Psychology

Page: 242

View: 8165

Grounded in the latest developmental knowledge and best practices, the revised edition of this popular guide addresses a broader array of behavior and adjustment difficulties and has been rewritten to be even more user-friendly. A wealth of practical tools are provided to build self-control in struggling children and teens; get social, emotional, and academic development back on track; and reduce family stress. Including over 25 reproducibles in a large-size format with layflat binding, the book is ideal for practitioners collaborating with families in clinic, school, or community settings, and also can be used by parents on their own.

Social Skills Training for Children with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism


Author: Susan Williams White

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609182111

Category: Psychology

Page: 182

View: 8148

This practical, research-based guide provides a wealth of tools and strategies for implementing social skills training in school or clinical settings. Numerous case examples illustrate common social difficulties experienced by children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Asperger syndrome; the impact on peer relationships, school performance, and behavior; and how social skills training can help. Chapters delve into the nuts and bolts of teaching and reinforcing core skills in classroom, small-group, or individual contexts, emphasizing ways to tailor interventions to each individual's needs. Reproducible forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

10 Mindful Minutes

Giving Our Children--And Ourselves--the Social and Emotional Skills to Reduce Stress and Anxiety for Healthier, Happy Lives


Author: Goldie Hawn,Wendy Holden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399537724

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 218

View: 8310

Across the country, the revolutionary MindUP program, developed under the auspices of the Hawn Foundation, established by Goldie Hawn, is teaching children vital social and emotional skills. By understanding how their brains work, children discover wheretheir emotions come from and become more self-aware. They learn to appreciate the sensory aspects of their lives and to value the positive effects of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. This, in turn, empowers them to manage and reduce their own stress--and helps them be happy. Those who have seen the effects of this program have been eager to learn how to implement it in their own homes and use its practices for themselves, too. Here, for the first time, its secrets are being shared with all parents and children.--From publisher description.

Young Children's Personal, Social and Emotional Development


Author: Marion Dowling

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473907284

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 7481

Young children’s personal, social and emotional development is of central importance to all those working in the Early Years. Offering thought-provoking questions and practical suggestions to help readers to reflect on and develop their own practice, this fourth edition of Marion Dowling’s much-loved book has been fully updated to include: Expanded coverage of key topics including independent thinking, living and learning with others, and dispositions for learning A new chapter on ‘Vulnerable Children and Fragile Families’, with sections on identifying risk, talking to families, and safeguarding and protection Guidance for working with parents in every chapter Updated links to the EYFS and a focus on two year olds. This is essential reading for all Early Years students and practitioners, and anyone working with or caring for young children.

Skills Training for Children with Behavior Disorders

A Parent and Therapist Guidebook


Author: Michael L. Bloomquist

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781572300804

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 2202

This clearly written guidebook, designed for use by both parents and therapists, targets typical problem areas for children with behavior disorders and provides background information, step-by-step instructions, and many useful worksheets and concrete examples to assist parents and therapists in skills training efforts. The parent portion of the book provides up-to-date information about the nature of behavior disorders in children, common treatment approaches, and practical suggestions. Parents are encouraged to evaluate which areas their family and child need to work on most, and many ideas are presented to make parenting and family interactions less frustrating and more productive. An additional section offers therapists suggestions on how to use the guidebook in their work with children and parents. This section delineates the theoretical underpinnings of the author's approach, reviews relevant research findings, and lays out detailed procedures for conducting skills training interventions.