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 Support Group


What Is The "Parent Group"?

Looking for a safe and comfortable setting to connect with other parents and receive parenting support and strategies? We have a new program for you!

Integrate Health Services introduces the much anticipated “Parent Group”. This group program has been formed in response to an increasing expression of interest in groups for parents.

The Parent Group will provide an opportunity to connect with other parents from the community, as well as to receive parenting strategies and support from members of the Integrate Health Services team. The evenings will consist of engaging discussions about parenting experiences. There will be a chance to share your own parenting successes and challenges, and to receive helpful feedback and suggestions. Each Parent Group will focus on general discussions as well strategies pertaining to one specific theme. The first Parent Group will focus on general discussions, as well as strategies for “managing electronics”. 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 interested in connecting with other parents
  • Parents looking to feel a sense of unity through shared experiences with other parents
  • Parents motivated to enhance their parenting skills
  • Parents wanting to have a fun 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 Group. Our team includes: Psychologists, Social Workers, Psychotherapists, Art Therapists, and Behaviour Therapists.

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

Introduction to Classroom Readiness Program


What is the Classroom Readiness Program?

Our Classroom Readiness Program is an alternative learning environment designed to prepare children with exceptionalities or an uneven learning profile to enter the mainstream school system smoothly. Whether verbal, physical, behavioural or cognitive differences, we focus on your child’s strengths to increase skill building. It is our goal to tailor the program to the unique needs of each child by focusing on communication, behavioural management techniques, emotional regulation, social and interpersonal skill development and daily living skills. Our program aims to partner with parents/guardians to help prepare their child for a successful transition into the school system and to provide guidance regarding appropriate school accommodations.

This program is developed with an ABA focus by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and an Ontario Certified Teacher and is delivered in collaboration with a team of highly trained and experienced professionals Collaborating with a multidisciplinary team allows us to access the expertise of the appropriate service that benefits each child.


What is Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)?

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is a treatment method that has been clinically proven to help children learn new skills. In ABA programs, skills are broken down into their simplest components and taught in a step-by-step progression.


What Can I expect?

This program helps participants to develop skills that will allow them to successfully integrate into the school setting. Attending, sitting in a circle, transitioning from one activity to the next, lining up at the door, focusing with distraction and participating in-group instruction are some common school expectations and skills that are targeted within the program. Your child will work on academic targets as directed by the Provincial Kindergarten/Primary Junior curriculum of Ontario.

Additional services such as one on one support, school observations, school transition planning and parent training are also available. Please ask about the process and fees for these services.


Program Highlights

Students will participate in activities to help them become problems solvers and develop a lifelong love of learning. Through independent exploration, structured activities and hands-on learning, we teach our children a variety of skills and knowledge in various area of the curriculum such as early literacy, mathematics, science, physical and social skills while nurturing self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness

Monthly themed units that encourage the development of communication skills, children’s curiosity, develop problem solving and scientific thinking skills. Our Classroom Readiness Program includes activities like daily read-aloud of children’s literature to promote a love of reading, while exploring creative ideas and talents.

These activities include:

  • Daily calendars to teach sequence of events
  • Counting, testing and predictions
  • Writing activities to develop fine motor skills
  • Movement breaks to enhance concentration and exercise gross motor development
  • Group discussions that develop strong relationships and encourage cooperation among peers
  • Social Skills and independent goals will be implemented within each session
  • Progress Reports will be provided each 6 week block

 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. 


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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