Social and Life Skills Groups
Fee For Service
PDAS PARTNERS WITH BRIDGES YOUTH DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION
In an effort to bring SOCIAL SKILLS and LIFE SKILLS Programming to the existing menu of PDAS services, SOS Children’s Village BC has partnered with Bridges Youth Development & Education.
These groups are created to assist youth and teens in developing attitudes and skills necessary to help them prepare for their future. They are designed for youth and teens with: Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, PDD NOS, Anxiety, ADHD, or other social/behavioural needs.
Children who have difficulty with social skills often need guided support and encouragement to help them visualize and put into effect new ways of connecting and staying connected to peers. In our groups, facilitators teach various skills through practice scenarios in a fun and encouraging way so that children can improve their abilities to communicate with peers and others who may enter their lives. Our groups focus on improving a child’s overall self-confidence, making and keeping friends, and behaving appropriately when in stressful situations. Children are taught how to implement what is learned in group into their outside environment.
Our goal is to provide a variety of activities, discussions, and educational experiences that teach our group members skills and nurture independence. We believe that building on strengths helps to instill positive self-esteem and teaches youth the confidence required to take charge of their own lives. Together we strive to build the philosophy that they have the ability to contribute to society and have a positive impact on the world around them.