Child Social Skills Training

Child Social Skills Training is one of the interventions in the Early Initiative for Children at Risk prevention programme. The intervention is based on the principles in the Parent Management Training – Oregon (PMTO) treatment method and the programme Stop Now and Plan (SNAP). SNAP is a cognitive behavior therapeutic method developed by the Child Developmental Institute in Toronto, Canada.

Who is this service for?

Child Social Skills Training is an offer to children between the age of three and 12 in kindergarten, school and/or before- and after- school care who have developed or are at risk of developing behavioral problems.

What is the aim with Child Social Skills Training?

The aim with Child Social Skills Training is to prevent and reduce problematic behavior and develop the child’s social skills.

How do we work?

  • The social skills training is given individually
  • The child practises on using concrete social skills together with the social skills trainer  in daily situations. For example  complying with directions, waiting for his or her turn in the conversation or play, and to control negative feelings
  • The skills will be taught by an adult who received training in Child Social Skills Training
  • The offer lasts between 8 and 10 weeks
  • It will be adjusted to each child’s individual need

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