Fall 2023 Group
The Secrets of Super Heroes
Have you ever wondered about what makes a hero super? The answer lies in their ability to beat down fear, battle self-sabotage, and surround themselves with good friends. Our Social Skills Group (ages 6-15) will look at these aspects and more in the September-December 2023 group.
This is an experiential therapeutic group that focuses on learning how to navigate social interactions in a positive manner. We have seasoned staff to assist children in learning new ways to relate with peers and form friendships. A typical evening includes the following:
5:00-5:30 p.m. Check in, Eat Together (bring a bag dinner), and Goal Setting
5:30-6:15 p.m. Recreation—structured and unstructured games under the supervision of staff
6:15-6:45 p.m. Lesson
6:45-7:15 p.m. Craft
7:15-7:30 p.m. Wrap-up including feedback
Meeting Dates: September 7 & 21; October 5 & 19; November 16 & 30; December 14
Information or to register: contact Melissa at (952) 475-2818 or email
Spring 2023 Group
Whirligigs: Lessons from around the world
Our winter Social Skills Group will explore lessons about life, love, and friendship through stories from around the globe.
Using stories from around the world, children will form their own folktale about themselves and their relation with others. Components of friendship and developing qualities such as being trustworthy, generous, appreciative, having frustration tolerance, and perseverance are just some of the topics covered in this group. We will also work on rules of friendship, self-regulation, and coping skills through experiential play including games, movement, and art.
Schedule for Group
5:00-5:30 Check-in & eat (each child brings his/her dinner)
5:30-6:20 Physical/Group Recreation—Neurological Reorganization or go to Park
6:20-6:50 Staff/Mentor Teaching–Lesson on Friendship
Dates & Times: Thursdays from 5:00-7:30 on January 19; February 2 & 16; March 3, 17, & 31; April 13 & 17; & May 11 & 25.
Registration: contact Melissa at (952) 475-2818 or email
Fall 2022 Group Dude, That’s Rude! Get Some Manners
This 7-week session is devoted to helping group participants (ages 6-15) learn good manners and proper behavior that will aid them in building and maintaining friendships. We will work on proper communication both in person and over text, how to host and guest, table etiquette, giving and gifting, and more!
Schedule for Fall 2022 Group
5:00-5:20 p.m. Check-in & eat (each child brings his/her dinner), goal setting
5:20-6:00 p.m. Physical/Group Recreation @ Park or components of neurological reorganization/SMART at clinic
6:00-6:50 p.m. Staff/Mentor Teaching and Craft
7:25-7:30 p.m. Wrap-up/Clean-up
Dates & Times: Thursdays from 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on September 15 & 29, October 13 & 17, November 10, December 8 & 22