Social Skills Group
FACC offers a regular social skills group for children ages 4 to 14. Topics rotate, but examples of recent topics include
Where the Wild Things Are: Life Lessons about Getting Along with Others and Ourselves! Feelings are like wild animals and how do we tame them? Using animals and animal examples as part of these sessions, children will work on communication in relationships, self-regulation strategies and coping tools, and components of being a good friend.
Dude that’s Rude! Learning manners
Typical Schedule for Group
5-5:30 p.m. Check-in & eat, goal setting (group and individual),
5:30-6:30 p.m. Physical/Group Recreation @ outdoors or components of neurological reorganization/SMART at clinic
6:30-7:00 p.m. Staff Teaching
- Introduction of new material to be memorized
- Lesson including story, role play, game, or experiential learning
6:00-7:20 p.m. Craft
7:20-7:30 p.m. Wrap-up/Review of Evening/Clean-up
If interested in attending this group, please contact Melissa Nichols at 952-475-2818, ext. 1010 to register.
Adult Women’s DBT Group
Adult Women Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Group is facilitated by Connie Dummer, MA, LP, LMFT, RPT-S and meets Mondays from 4-6 p.m. FACC offers a Christian DBT curriculum based on Marsha Linehan’s work. If interested in the group, please contact Connie Dummer at Connie@familyattachment.com or 952-475-2818, ext. 1022.
Social Skills Group
Our social skills group is an experiential group that works to provide children with strategies to increase their internal regulation and form healthier relationships with self and others. Many children in the program have behavioral problems and come from backgrounds that include the conflict of divorce, neglect, abuse, foster care, and/or adoption. FACC offers specialized structure with excellent staff/child ratio to provide sensitive, caring, and corrective interventions to assist each child.
The group lasts 2.5 hours each session and includes social skills, life skills/regulation skills, recreation therapy, and a craft. Throughout the session, therapists give the child feedback on their interactions with peers and staff.
The overriding goal is to give the children an opportunity to experience success in a social setting in an effort to shift their inner working model to a more positive, functional one. Children between the ages of 6-14 are considered for admittance. Currently, the program is offered once every other week during the academic year and weekly during the summer. For more information, please contact Melissa Nichols, MA, LMFT at Melissa@familyattachment.com or 952-475-2818, ext. 1010.