Children are confronted with numerous challenging interpersonal situations such as asking adults for help, refusing the requests of others, coping with their own feelings and those of others, giving and receiving compliments, making friends, coping with criticism, and managing stress. Children who are socially skilled are more likely to be well adjusted in many areas of their lives.
Social competence consists of many skills focused on thinking, feeling, and acting effectively, that children can learn to use. The Assertive Communication Training (ACT) is based on social-learning theory, and has been tested in school classrooms. The ACT Game uses a simulation game to enhance enjoyment and generalization. This, in turn, helps children to integrate their thinking, feeling, and acting in problem situations.
Please call for more information about this special workshop at the UCLA Family Commons.
(No class 11/21)