Middle School Groups
Middle school students face tough issues every single day and they need to feel that they aren't alone. These workshops will provide a safe, comfortable setting to explore the everyday issues our pre-teens face.
Workshops will teach critical strategies through interactive group activities such as role-plays/scenarios, group games, scenario discussions, short power point presentations, supplemental materials, and other creative approaches to maintain interest and develop connections within the workshop.
Dates for 2023/24 School Year: Sunday's (see below)
Each Session = 4 weeks
Length = 45-50 minutes
Time: 9:30-10:15 - 8th Grade
Time: 10:30 -11:15 - 6th/7th Grade
7399 Middlebelt Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(North East Corner of Middlebelt & 14 Mile Rd.)
Cost: $250 for the 4 week session
Paid in Full prior to start of session
No Refunds for absences
(If absent, parents will continue to receive summaries of group discussion and strategies)
Grades 6-8 / Ages 11-14
Maximum of 6 students
A weekly parent email will be sent with information on how to reinforce each lesson at home.
Social skills groups are ongoing with each skill building on the next. Currently enrolled students will have priority for subsequent sessions. New students are welcome if space is available.
Session 1 Relationships: Building Healthy Connections
Oct 8, 15, 22, 29
Communication, Respect, Trust, Honesty, Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships, Social Media's Influence, Accepting & Appreciating Differences, Compassion, Empathy, Personal Image
Session 2 RESPECT: What does it really mean?
Nov 5, 12, 19 & Dec 3
Basic Expectation of Behavior/Common Sense, Everyday Etiquette, Friendship Skills, Affects of Personal Image & Reputation, Perspective of Others, Effective Problem Solving Strategies & Ownership
Acceptance of Self & Others
Dec 10, 17 & Jan 7, 14
Importance of Self-Esteem, Self Evaluation, Understand Attitude, Learn Positive Affirmations, Identify Strengths & Weakness, Explore Ways to Improve Self-Esteem (empowering strategies, mindfulness, "I Can" Statements), Kindness, Self Care-Hygiene
Session 4 Responsibility: Home, School, Community, Social Media
Jan 21, 28 & Feb 4 & 11
Duty or Obligation, Accept Blame/Ownership, Judgment (Good vs Poor), Decisions re: Social Media, Importance of Responsible Behavior; Sportsmanship, Digital Citizenship,
What would you do?
Session 5 STRESS: Deal with It!
Feb 25 & March 3, 10, 17
Signs of Stress; Identify Stressors, Stress Level & Physical Symptoms; Benefits & Negative Effects of Stress; Acceptance of Self & Situation - Keeping an Open Mind; Emotional Self- Regulation Tools to Manage Stress -Coping Strategies & Relaxation Techniques; Prioritize - Improve Organization & Self Care
Session 6 Problem Solved: Explore Real Solutions to Real Problems
April 7, 14, 21, 28
Learn Problem Solving Steps; Identify Size of the Problem & Approriate Reaction; Self Regulation; Assertiveness Skills; Peer Pressure - What is it & How do you deal with it; Ownership & Acceptance of what you Can vs. Can't Control; Identify Solutions to Problems & Consequences of our Actions;
Session 7: TBD
No Summer Groups - 2023
Session 8: TBD
Register TODAY for groups Fall 2023
(Be placed on a waiting list)
Middle School Groups
Grades 6-8/ Ages 11-14
Click box above for details on registering
**Interested in enrolling? REGISTER & complete the google form
Social Skills for Kids will keep your registration information on their waiting list until official registration opens in August. We will then email you and request a day/time for us to chat about your child's needs.
**Programs offered are geared towards students in general education with average intelligence and language skills. Students with ADD/ADHD, high functioning Autism, 2e or twice exceptional challenges, non-verbal learning disorder, learning difficulties, anxiety and depression will benefit from these programs.**