S.S.GRIN (Social Skills Group Intervention) is a targeted intervention. Designed in a small group format, S.S.GRIN addresses bullying, victimization, and social-emotional competence. Specific social-emotional skills are taught through dynamic instruction and practice. With fully scripted lesson plans, group leaders are guided in how to use modeling, positive reinforcement, and cognitive re-framing to support the specific skills of each session.
The S.S.GRIN programs are appropriate for school, after-school, community, and clinic settings. The techniques used during the program include lectures, role plays, brainstorming, games, and many other hands-on activities like collaborative drawing. The programs have been tested and proven effective as a weekly intervention, but they can be adapted to meet the specific needs of a setting.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles
DeRosier, M. E. (2004). Building relationships and combating bullying: Effectiveness of a school-based social skills group intervention. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 33(1), 196-201.
DeRosier, M. E., & Marcus, S. R. (2005). Building friendships and combating bullying: Effectiveness of S.S.GRIN at one-year follow-up. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 34(1), 140-150.
DeRosier, M. E., & Gilliom, M. (2007). Effectiveness of a parent training program for improving children's social behavior. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 16, 660-670.
S.S.GRIN Early Childhood
S.S.GRIN Early Childhood focuses on the social skills necessary for preschool-aged children (ages 4-6 years).
This 10-week, scripted, small-group program is designed for children at the kindergarten through second-grade developmental level.
For more information or to purchase this program, please visit the S.S.GRIN K-2 page on 3C Marketplace.
This 10-week, scripted, small-group program is designed for children at the third- through fifth-grade developmental level.
For more information or to purchase this program, please visit the S.S.GRIN 3-5 page on 3C Marketplace.
This 12-week, scripted, small-group program is designed for adolescents aged 13-16 years. The group experience provides a rich context for youth to learn from and model strategies for handling social dilemmas.
For more information or to purchase this program, please visit the S.S.GRIN Adolescent page on 3C Marketplace.
S.S.GRIN High Functioning Autism
This 15-week, scripted, small-group program is designed for children who are diagnosed or exhibit many behaviors along the high functioning autism spectrum disorders. The program is suitable for children ages 7 to 12 and incorporates social story components like animated DVD segments and comic books.
For more information or to purchase this program, please visit the S.S.GRIN High Functioning Autism page on 3C Marketplace
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