Each key skill has at least one “Kid” to accompany children as they progress through the skill building lessons. Each of the “kids” are appropriately aged based on the grade/age of the three sections.
Self-Awarenss Skills are about developing a
"response-ability" to feelings, beliefs, values, hopes
and strengths. SAM accompanies children as they
learn that they are unique in how they grow, learn
and thrive, and at the same time how they share similarities with others. This is essential for
developing self-respect, self-esteem and confidence.
Emotions Skills includes the skills of recognizing and expressing emotions and developing a vocabulary of
feeling words. These skills are integral to the complex processes of socialization, enriching individual identity
and promoting self-esteem. EMMA can help children
learn that feelings are natural, and are neither right
Self-Awareness Skills are indispensable in everyday
life. Sometimes communicating is asking for help in
situations that involve health, safety and saving a life.
As communication skills develop, resiliency is
strengthened, and a child is increasingly more adept
at handling life situations. CASSIE helps to teach these
skills to children.
Conflict Solution Skills are needed to
solve conflict situations peacefully and
cooperatively builds self-confidence and the
ability to manage differences verbally rather
than by hurtful actions. Some specific positive
skills that children can learn from CAMERON &
STEVE for solving conflicts are cooperation, empathy, appreciating differences, active listening, and impulse control.
Anti-Bullying Skills are necessary to build a resistance against harassment, physical intimidation and verbal
threats. ANSON acts as a guide to thisframework for
children to identify the differences between bullying and teasing and to develop appropriate responses to such behaviors. These learning activities help children focus
on the boundaries between appropriate and inappropriate,
and playful and hurtful behavior.
Friendship Skills are fundamental for social and emotional development. A resilient child is well liked by peers, is emotionally adjusted, and less inclined to
engage in aggressive behaviors. FRANK & FAYE
guide children as they learn how to interact with
others, how to value friendships, and what
expectations to have about friends.
“I commend whole-heartedly your work to help children to develop a healthy and wholesome sense of self with a high degree of resiliency for the life situations they can encounter. The tools you have developed will be a great asset to parents, teachers and other adults to assist children when they are struggling.”
~ William F. Condon,
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