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by Melissa E. DeRosier
by Melissa E. DeRosier

Group Interventions & Exercises for Enhancing Children's Communication, Cooperation, & Confidence

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• 2002   ISBN: 9781568870755
• 136pp large format (8½" x 11") flexible binding

Empirically-based therapeutic interventions for children ages 6 to 12 who are experiencing peer problems such as bullying, rejection, and social isolation.  Offers comprehensive guidelines for developing, structuring, administrating, and conducting social skills training groups, as well as methods for identifying children who will benefit from such group (or individual) interventions.  Provides numerous scripts, activities, games, forms, and role plays for 10 group sessions.  Also includes a reproducible workbook that contains activity sheets to engage children and reinforce specific skills and concepts.

Children who participate in this program learn and practice basic social skills (e.g., cooperation, communication, and self-control), develop prosocial attitudes, combat negative assumptions, and build coping skills for dealing with stressful situations such as teasing and peer pressure.  These activities have been developed to be engaging - and fun - for the children who participate.

All of these materials may be used therapeutically in both group and individual sessions in a wide range of settings including private practice, schools, recreational programs, and residential settings.

Research has consistently supported the efficacy of these interventions for improving children's peer relationships, self-esteem, and social behavior.  The strategies utilized in this program emanate from studies of social learning and the cognitive-behavioral components of relationships.
This 8½" x 11" manual has flexible binding to facilitate photocopying for use with your clients in both group and individual treatment.

"Very nicely and clearly presented.  Completely self-contained.  A sure-fire method to boost self-esteem.  Gets kids thinking about important social issues."
     -Fred Frankel, PhD, Professor and Director, UCLA Parenting and Children's Friendship Program

Table of Contents
    Session 1: Getting Acquainted
    Session 2: Showing Respect for Yourself and Others
    Session 3: Looking Toward the Future
    Session 4: Taking Responsibility
    Session 5: Communicating Your Thoughts and Feelings
    Session 6: Changing Your Point of View
    Session 7: Building Friendships
    Session 8: Cooperating With Others
    Session 9: Knowing How You Feel
    Session 10: Reviewing What You've Learned
    Activity Sheet 1: I Am Special and Important
    Activity Sheet 2: I Respect Myself and Others
    Activity Sheet 3: How Do You Show Respect
    Activity Sheet 4: Role Models
    Activity Sheet 5: Action Plan Worksheet
    Activity Sheet 6: Consequences Worksheet
    Activity Sheet 7: "I Am Responsible for What I Do and Say"
    Activity Sheet 8: Stop and Think
    Activity Sheet 9: Communication
    Activity Sheet 10: Check It Out
    Activity Sheet 11: See What's Happening
    Activity Sheet 12: How Do I Rate as a Friend?
    Activity Sheet 13: Friendship Qualities
    Activity Sheet 14: Let's Play (or Talk)
    Activity Sheet 15: Cooperation
    Activity Sheet 16: Peer Pressure
    Activity Sheet 17: Action Plan Worksheet

About the Author
Melissa E. DeRosier, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Investigator in the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, both at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.  Dr. DeRosier is licensed as a clinical psychologist and is president of the 3-C Institute for Social Development, a provider of scientifically validated assessment and intervention tools for parents and professionals in the area of children's peer relationships and social development.  She is active as a national conference and workshop presenter on similar topics, and has published in a number of peer reviewed journals and edited works.

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