Groups-Workshops-Camps

ABLE: SOCIAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT- AGES 6-10

 

WHAT IS ABLE?

ABLE is a 2 level program designed to help children develop and strengthen their social and interpersonal skills. This program offers a safe environment for participants to learn about, and better understand how to appropriately engage and develop healthy relationships with others.

*While we recommend participation in both levels, this is not a requirement. Those wanting to participate in only level 2 must have demonstrated level 1 skills.

Level 1 

  • Learning appropriate ways to gain attention from others
  • Identifying the differences between verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Learning to perceive body language and other’s intentions
  • Identifying and demonstrating emotions
  • Understanding social norms and manners
  • Developing an understanding of how our actions impact others


Level 2

  • Learning and modeling appropriate social rules and expectations
  • Understanding one’s body language and learning how to make positive first impressions
  • Learning the qualities of a good friend and the responsibilities of friendships
  • Developing problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Developing and practicing empathy- understanding the perspective of others


WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?

Each program level is 7 weeks in length (90 min sessions). 

The program topics will be presented through various learning mediums (visual and written descriptions, handouts, videos, PowerPoint presentations). Opportunities to practice the skills will occur through peer discussion, group and individual activities, modeling, and role-play. Each session will include a parent discussion component during which a group facilitator will meet with families to discuss topics covered during the session, provide take-home strategies, and additional resources. The final session of the program will conclude with a review of all topics discussed and a certificate of completion.

 

OUR GROUP FACILITATORS:

Our group facilitators are members of our highly qualified team who have extensive experience working with children and youth. Their educational backgrounds include Behaviour Therapy, Social Work, Child and Youth Work, Psychology, Teaching and Occupational Therapy. 

*This program is covered as Psychological Services, check with your extended health care benefit provider. 


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MANAGING ME: Emotional Regulation- Ages 6-10


What is Managing Me?

Managing Me is a program designed to help children better understand, manage and express their emotions. This program offers a safe environment for participants to learn about, understand and express their feelings in an appropriate manner.

*While we recommend participation in both levels, this is not a requirement. Those wanting to participate in only level 2 must have demonstrated level 1 skills including the ability to manage in a 4:1 ratio.

Level 1

  • Understanding and interpreting verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Learning to recognize how emotions feel physically (warning signs)
  • Understanding the difference between emotions and actions
  • Identifying triggers and appropriate ways to deal with challenging situations
  • Learning to effectively expressing feelings to others
  • Developing skills for exercising self-regulation (calming strategies, challenging negative thoughts)
  • An introduction to problem solving and conflict resolution strategies

Level 2
  • Reviewing stop, think and go skills (emotional regulation skills)
  • Beginning to explore and understand complex emotions
  • Understanding empathy and developing appropriate social skills
  • Developing problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Understanding different communication styles and developing effective communication skills
  • Challenging negative ways of thinking and developing positive thinking skills
  • Exploring the consequences of behaviours
  • Practicing self-care and managing stress


What Can You Expect?

Each program level is 7 weeks in length (90 min sessions).

The program topics will be presented through various learning mediums (visual and written descriptions, handouts, videos, PowerPoint presentations). Opportunities to practice the skills will occur through peer discussion, group and individual activities and games, modeling, and role-play. Each session will include a parent discussion component during which a group facilitator will meet with families to discuss topics covered during the session, provide take-home strategies, and additional resources. The final session of the program will conclude with a review of all topics discussed and a certificate of completion.

*In addition to the weekly parent discussion, there are 2 parent support sessions (week 3 and week 7). These 1-hour informal sessions are intended to provide an opportunity for parents to learn about the ‘why’s’ of behaviour, discuss parenting strategies and barriers to success.

Our Group Facilitators

Our group facilitators are members of our highly qualified Support Services team who have extensive experience working with children and youth. Their educational backgrounds include Behavioural Therapy, Social Work, Child and Youth Work, Psychology, Teaching and Occupational Therapy.

*This program is covered as Psychological Services, check with your extended health care benefit provider.

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TRIPLE P- Positive Parenting Program


What is Triple P?

Group Triple P is an 8-session program, which assists parents/guardians to develop positive discipline strategies to improve their relationship with their child. This program has been developed to ensure that group sessions are interactive and that parents/guardians are given opportunities to practice newly learned skills in between sessions.

What Can I Expect?

Parents/guardians will learn to set clear and consistent expectations, increase their child’s compliance and learn strategies to manage common misbehaviours.

Key Goals of Group Triple P:

  • Promote a good parent/child relationship
  • Encourage positive behavior (behaviours you’d like to see more often)
  • Teach children new skills and behaviours
  • Set rules and give instructions that your children will follow
  • Respond to misbehaviour immediately, consistently and decisively
  • Use positive discipline strategies that work
  • Take care of yourself as a parent/guardian


Telephone Support Sessions

Telephone consultations are provided during weeks 5, 6 and 7. These sessions are designed to assist parent(s)/guardian(s) with the implementation of positive parenting skills at home. Parent(s)/guardian(s) will be encouraged to implement and monitor these skills and set additional target behaviours. Telephone sessions help to tailor the program to meet the needs of individual families and to promote generalization of skills across a diverse range of settings. Telephone sessions provide parent(s)/guardian(s) with opportunities to ask questions, address successes and challenges and problem-solve difficulties. Each telephone consult session is 20 min in length.
*This program is covered as Psychological Services, check with your extended health care benefit provider.

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PARENT EDUCATION NIGHTS


WHAT IS THE "PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT"?

Looking for a safe and comfortable setting to connect with other parents? Looking for information and strategies to enhance your parenting experiences? We have a new program for you!

Parent Education Nights are run monthly at Integrate Health Services and focus on specific topics of interest, with a new theme each month! Parent Education Nights are aimed to provide parents/caregivers with the opportunity to learn, to share, and to discuss information and strategies to enhance their parenting experiences. Each program is 90 minutes and will include a presentation and opportunity for questions and discussion. Parent Education Nights will provide an opportunity for parents/caregivers to connect with one another, as well as to receive parenting strategies and support from members of the Integrate Health Services team. Parent Education Nights will focus on a variety of topics including managing electronics, parenting an anxious child, co-parenting, how to address marijuana use in teenagers, and other topics of interest’s parents may have. Participants will have an opportunity to suggest discussion topics and themes that they are interested in discussing at upcoming groups.


Who Can Attend?

  • All parents/caregivers are welcome to attend
  • Parents/caregivers interested in learning new parenting strategies
  • Parents/caregivers looking to connect with other parents/caregivers
  • Parents/caregivers motivated to enhance their parenting skills
  • Parents/caregivers wanting to have a night out!
  • Please note that this is an adult only group, and there will be no childcare provided

Our Group Facilitators

Members of our highly trained multidisciplinary team, who offer various services at Integrate Health Services, will be collaborating, planning, and facilitating the Parent Education Nights. Each monthly presentation will be facilitated by one of our team members. Our team includes: Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Art Therapists, Behaviour Therapists, Medical practitioners, researchers and other professionals.

WORRY-LESS GROUP


Worry-Less is an 8-week program designed to help youth better understand, express, and cope with their feelings of worry and anxiety. This program offers a safe environment for youth to learn and practice coping skills, drawing from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), in addition to other therapeutic modalities. Meeting amongst peers who have similar experiences of worry and anxiety, creates a sense of unity and normalcy for all group members. Worry-Less offers 3 parent/guardian support sessions throughout the course of the group, which will offer parents/guardians an environment to learn how to better understand and support their child in coping with their feelings of worry and anxiety.

The goal of this group is to empower youth, with the help of their peers, facilitators, and families, to feel better equipped to face their worries, and ultimately to feel less worried.

*This program is covered under Psychological Services, check with your extended health care benefit provider.


WHAT IS COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT)?

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based approach that effectively manages and reduces anxiety. CBT is a cognitive model, which assists individuals in understanding the connection between one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours. The CBT model focuses on how one’s perception of a situation can influence how they feel emotionally and how they act. For example, youth who are meeting someone new may think, “everyone is judging me, what if I say something wrong,” and in turn feel anxious, and avoid speaking to the new person. Another youth may think, “this could be fun, maybe I’ll make a new friend,” and in turn feel more confident, and introduce himself or herself to the new person.

Overall, CBT does not aim to completely eliminate anxiety, but rather helps individuals better cope with their feelings of worry and anxiety, to increase their engagement in the activities and experiences that they want and need to participate in.


WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Worry-Less is an 8-week group counselling program for youth. Each session is 90 minutes in length.

Worry-Less will be presented through various learning mediums (i.e., visual and written descriptions, handouts, videos, PowerPoint presentations) by multi-disciplinary staff (i.e., social worker, psychotherapist, instructor therapist, etc.). Opportunities to practice the skills within the group will occur through group discussions, activities, games and role-plays. The final session of the program will conclude with a review of all topics discussed and a certificate of completion.

Each session will include a brief parent/guardian discussion component, during which a group facilitator will meet with parents/guardians to discuss topics covered during the sessions, provide take-home strategies, and additional resources.

Worry-Less includes 3 parent/guardian support sessions, which will take place on weeks 1, 4, and 8, at the same time that youth meet for their group.

WHAT IS TEEN SOCIAL NIGHT?


What is Teen Social Night?

Looking to meet new people, practice social skills, and have fun? We have a new program for you!

Integrate Health Services introduces the much anticipated “Teen Social Night”. This group program has been formed in response to an increasing expression of interest for teen social programming. Teens between the ages of 10-14 years of age are invited to attend.

Teen Social Night will provide an opportunity to meet other teens from the community in a fun and safe environment. The evenings will consist of engaging activities and games, open-ended discussions, and dinner! The first Teen Social Night will focus on meeting new people and discussing commonalities amongst the group. Each Teen Social Night will focus on a different theme, and participants will have an opportunity to suggest themes or discussion topics they are interested in discussing at upcoming nights.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to build new connections and learn new skills!


Who Would Be A Good Fit?

  • Any teen between the ages of 10-14
  • Teens interested in meeting new people
  • Teens looking to form new friendships
  • Teens motivated to enhance their social skills
  • Teens wanting to have a fun night out

Our Group Facilitators

Members of our highly trained multidisciplinary team, who offer various services at Integrate Health Services, will be collaborating, planning, and facilitating Teen Social Nights. Our team includes: Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Art Therapists, and Behaviour Therapists. 

Introduction to ABA


What is the Introduction to ABA?

Not entirely sure what ABA is or if it can help with your child’s behaviour?

The Introduction to ABA is a free parent training to provide all current and future parents with more information about ABA services and programming.    It will offer parents insight into the ABC’s of ABA, explain the function of behaviours, and teach parents how they can make a difference at home.  The training will be facilitated by one of our highly trained therapists followed by a question period from those in attendance. 

Please RSVP by emailing support@integrate-health.ca


Who is the Introduction for ABA for?

  • Any current or future clients
  • Anyone who would like to learn more about ABA services
  • Parents who would like to know how they can improve their child’s behaviours and increase target skills


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Anger management, social skills groups. Kids self-esteem, self-confidence, behaviour, ADHD, autism support, anxiety, behaviour support
Anger management, social skills groups. Kids self-esteem, self-confidence, behaviour, ADHD, autism support, anxiety, behaviour support
Anger management, social skills groups. Kids self-esteem, self-confidence, behaviour, ADHD, autism support, anxiety, behaviour support
child, youth and adolescent group programs, anger management, social skills groups, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-awareness