Other Resources from Research Press for Teaching Social Skills
ASSET: A Social Skills Program for Adolescents is a training approach for teaching social skills to adolescents that combines on-screen modeling scenes, group discussions, role-plays, and homework assignments to teach adolescents the social skills they need for successful social interactions.
Born for Greatness
Born for Greatness: Me, You and the Dalai Lama features an endearing three-legged teacher who can inspire every child to become a great leader and greatly of service to others. Part of an integrated set of social-emotional learning resources from Ripple Effects that includes apps and other materials, this story is sure to delight.
Child-Centered Play Therapy Workbook
The Child-Centered Play Therapy Workbook successfully combines the foundational content needed to orient play therapists to the child-centered approach with an engaging series of reflective and experiential activities designed to help develop therapeutic competence.
Counseling Outside the Lines
Counseling Outside the Lines: Creative Arts Interventions for Children and Adolescents—Individual, Small Group, and Classroom Applications offers an invaluable opportunity to access numebrous clinically practical and theoretically sound creative arts interventions for children and adolescents.
Cultural Diversity and Social Skills Instruction
Cultural Diversity and Social Skills Instruction: Understanding Ethnic and Gender Differences provides valuable information and insights for teaching social skills to students from the four largest minority groups—Hispanic American, African American, Native American, and Asian American—and examines differences in social skills instruction for male and female students.
Dealing with Anger
Dealing with Anger: A Violence Prevention Program for African American Youth offers set of two unique, video-based training programs—one for males and one for females. Each gender-specific version is designed to teach African American youth specific social skills that will help reduce their risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of violence.
The EQUIP Program
The EQUIP Program: Teaching Youth to Think and Act Responsibly Through a Peer-Helping Approach is an intervention method for working with antisocial or behavior disordered adolescents. The approach includes training in moral judgment, anger management/correction of thinking errors, and prosocial skills.
Experiential Activities for Enhancing Emotional Intelligence
Comprehensive, user friendly, and just plain fun, Experiential Activities for Enhancing Emotional Intelligence brings experiential activities to the service of enhancing emotional intelligence. Designed for counseling professionals working with children and young adults, the book's activities unite the joy of adventure-based games with training in emotional awareness, behavioral control, and relationship skills—crucial building blocks for personal success.
Family TIES: A Family-Based Intervention to Complement Prepare, ART, and TIES Youth Groups is a group program designed for family members or significant others of youth enrolled in Prepare, Aggression Replacement Training (ART), or Training in Essential Skills (TIES) sessions. Designed to augment youth group instruction and help parents become their adolescent children's behavior coaches, these sessions give family members and their adolescent children the opportunity to work together to learn prosocial skills and anger control techniques.
Girls in Real-Life Situations [GIRLS]
Girls in Real-Life Situations [GIRLS]: Group Counseling Activities for Enhancing Social and Emotional Development is a unique group counseling curriculum that provides group lessons and activities, during which young girls are encouraged to share feelings and struggles as they openly discuss important issues in a safe and supportive environment.
Volumes are offered for two different age groups:
Girls in Real-Life Situations—Grades K-5: Designed to give elementary-age girls the opportunity to feel empowered, gain self-awareness, develop coping strategies, improve problem-solving skills, understand that they are not alone, and learn to make healthy decisions.
Girls in Real-Life Situations—Grades 6-12: Designed to give adolescent girls the opportunity to feel empowered, gain self-awareness, develop coping strategies, improve problem-solving skills, understand that they are not alone, and learn to make healthy decisions.
I Can Problem Solve [ICPS]
I Can Problem Solve [ICPS] is a universal school-based program
designed to enhance the interpersonal cognitive processes and problem-solving
skills of children in preschool through
I Can Problem Solve—Kindergarten and Primary Grades: Designed to enhance the interpersonal cognitive processes and problem-solving skills of children in kindergarten and primary grades.
I Can Problem Solve—Intermediate Elementary Grades: Designed to enhance the interpersonal cognitive processes and problem-solving skills of children in intermediate and elementary grades.
Positive Adolescent Choices Training [PACT]
Positive Adolescent Choices Training is a video-based staff training program that provides practical guidelines and procedures that have proven to be effective in conducting violence prevention training with African American youth. The program utilizes a three-part training approach: (1) Violence-Risk Education, (2) Anger Management, and (3) Prosocial Skills Training.
The Prepare Curriculum
The PREPARE Curriculum: Teaching Prosocial Competencies presents a series of 10 course-length interventions grouped into three areas: reducing aggression, reducing stress, and reducing prejudice. It is designed for use with middle school and high school students and can also be adapted for use with younger students.
Edited by Mark Amendola and Robert Oliver, Problem-Solving Training and other Prepare Curriculum Implementation Guides are intended to further Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein's seminal work, The Prepare Curriculum: Teaching Prosocial Competencies.
The Real Deal! Anger Management for Adolescents
The Real Deal! Anger Management for Adolescents: Cognitive-Behavioral Relaxation Techniques with Small Groups is a structured, video-based intervention for groups of six to eight students. It is specially beneficial for working with tough-to-reach teens who have emotional and behavioral disorders.
Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents
Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents: Enhancing Social Competence and Self-Regulation is an innovative program that details 30 group sessions designed to help youth bounce back from the challenges in their lives by increasing confidence, self-esteem, self-control, and the use of coping strategies.
Skills for Living
These user-friendly manuals offer uncomplicated guidelines for conducting topical skill-building groups with elementary and middle school students. Amonth others, topics include Peacemaking Skills, Building Self-Esteem, Making Friends, Assertiveness, Divorce Stress, Grief and Loss, Controlling Anger, School Survival, Responsibility, Girlfriends, Dating and Relating, Valuing Cultural Differences, and Relationships at Home. Appendixes include reproducible pretests and posttests, needs assessment forms, sample letters, consent forms, and ethical guidelines for group counselors.
Skills for Living—Elementary Students: Offers guidelines for conducting group counseling activities for life skills/character development for elementary students.
Skills for Living—Young Adolescents (Vol. 1): Offers guidelines for conducting group counseling activities for life skills/character development for young adolescents.
Skills for Living—Young Adolescents (Vol. 2): Offers guidelines for conducting additional group counseling activities for life skills/character development for young adolescents.
Skillstreaming Guides for Teaching Social Skills
Skillstreaming is an evidence-based intervention program designed to help children and adolescents learn the interpersonal skills they need for success in school and later in life. Useful in teaching effective communication and promoting social and emotional development, the program employs a four-part training approach: modeling, role-playing, performance feedback, and generalization training.
Skillstreaming—Early Childhood Social Skills: Provides a complete description of the Skillstreaming program, with instructions for teaching 40 social skills. Skills are grouped in six categories: Beginning Social Skills, School-Related Skills, Friendship-Making Skills, Dealing with Feelings, Alternatives to Aggression, and Dealing with Stress. Includes reproducible skill outlines, leader guidelines and homework reports for each skill, assessment forms, checklists, and other handouts.
Skillstreaming—Elementary Social Skills: Describes skills for elementary-age students designed to help them navigate their school environments, follow teacher expectations, deal with peer conflict, and learn to deal with the many typical feelings of this age group. Skills are grouped in five categories: Classroom Survival Skills, Friendship-Making Skills, Skills for Dealing with Feelings, Skill Alternatives to Aggression, and Skills for Dealing with Stress—60 social skills in all. Provides reproducible skill outlines, including leader guidelines and homework reports for each skill, assessment forms, checklists, and other handouts.
Skillstreaming—Adolescent Social Skills: Explains how to set up adolescent groups, details core teaching procedures, and gives detailed instructions for teaching 50 social skills essential for adolescents to learn. Skills are grouped in six categories: Beginning Social Skills, Advanced Social Skills, Skills for Dealing with Feelings, Skill Alternatives to Aggression, Skills for Dealing with Stress, and Planning Skills. Includes skill outlines with leader guidelines and homework reports for each skill, as well as reproducible assessment forms, checklists, and other student handouts.
NEW—Skillstreaming Children and Youth with High-Functioning Autism: This new guide employs Skillstreaming’s evidence-based four-part training approach—modeling, role-playing, performance feedback, and generalization—to teach prosocial skills in a small-group context. The book includes a total of 80 skills specifically tailored to the needs of learners with high-functioning autism and related disorders.
Social Perception Training
Edited by Mark Amendola and Robert Oliver, Social Perception Training and other Prepare Curriculum Implementation Guides are intended to further Dr. Arnold P. Goldstein's seminal work, The Prepare Curriculum: Teaching Prosocial Competencies.
Social Skills in Pictures, Stories, and Songs
Social Skills in Pictures, Stories, and Songs: A Multisensory Program for Preschool and Early Elementary Students is an innovative, evidence-based program that has proven effective in helping young children learn the social and emotional skills necessary for school readiness and success. The teaching approach combines a number of sensory modalities, using stories, mnemonics, coloring books, songs, role-playing, and visual aids.
Taking Part: Introducing Social Skills to Children provides step-by-step strategies and activities for teaching 33 social skills that are essential to children's social development. Animal characters/puppets are used to introduce the skills and to help in various practice and maintenance activities.
Teaching Prosocial Behavior to Antisocial Youth
The six-part DVD program Teaching Prosocial Behavior to Antisocial Youth: A Live Workshop Presentation features a comprehensive workshop presented by Dr. Arnold Goldstein, complete with audience interactions and question-and-answer sessions. The first four parts focus on how to implement Skillstreaming, a highly acclaimed prosocial skills training program for working with elementary students and adolescents. Part Five introduces the Aggression Replacement Training model and expands the presentation to include anger management and moral reasoning. Part Six covers how to use The Prepare Curriculum. The workshop concludes with examples of productive and unproductive intervention strategies for working with antisocial youth.
What Works When with Children and Adolescents
What Works When with Children and Adolescents: A Handbook of
Individual Counseling Techniques is designed for counselors, social workers, and
psychologists in schools and mental health settings. It offers over 100
creative activities and effective interventions for
individual counseling with children and adolescents
More What Works When with Children and Adolescents: A Handbook of Individual Counseling Techniques is a companion manual to the author's best-selling What Works When with Children and Adolescents. This second volume provides additional creative counseling strategies, expanded coverage of developmental applications, and over 80 entirely new interventions for individual counseling with children and adolescents. The book addresses both internalizing and externalizing disorders, such as anxiety, depression, stress, grief, low frustration tolerance, anger, bullying, and acting out. It also covers self-defeating behaviors such as self-injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, and suicidal behavior.
Working Together: Building Children's Social Skills Through Folktales
ias a training program featuring a collection of
Youth Voice Project
In Youth Voice Project: Student Insights into Bullying and Peer Mistreatment, authors Stan Davis and Charisse L. Nixon add youth voices to the national debate about bullying and peer mistreatment. Provided in these pages is a detailed analysis of findings from their survey of over 13,000 students across 31 schools in the United States—plus suggestions for meaningful change based on students' responses.
The book includes an overview of the project's rationale and methodology, a description of the characteristics and impact of peer mistreatment, and an analysis of the effectiveness of various types of response to peer mistreatment: self-actions, peer-actions, and adult actions.