An answer to kids’ social challenges!
Let’s face it, making and keeping friends can be a challenging process for many kids. Whether social issues arise from skills deficits, brain/body disabilities, or detrimental social environments, many kids need a place to relate, reboot, and regroup. Casey’s Clubhouse is that place.
- Casey’s kids relate because they have all experienced some form of bullying, exclusion, frustration, alienation, or social pressure. Relating normalizes their experiences so kids don’t feel so alone in their pain and confusion.
- Casey’s kids reboot because they learn new skills like energy and emotion regulation, problem solving, self-talk, mindfulness, fair play, distress tolerance, and effective communication. These skills allow kids to reboot socially and find greater success in friendships.
- Casey’s kids regroup once a week, which builds confidence, mindfulness, and goal setting. This weekly regrouping includes our meetings and a home activity found in their club workbook. It supports the kids, and helps them find the courage to try new skills, take another approach, and continue to hope for better friendships.
Casey’s Clubhouse offers parents resources too.
We work together with parents and schools to promote social and emotional growth. We ask parents to follow along with their child’s weekly lessons in the parent workbook and attend parent education sessions. Our Parent Workbook and training offers parents support, connection, and new skills.
- Parent support is crucial to Casey’s Clubhouse success. Research has shown that parent involvement increases the likelihood of child success. Casey’s Clubhouse gets 75-minutes a week with your child whereas parents get the everyday experience including the after-school melt-down, the playdate gone wrong, and the sometimes challenging family interaction. These moments are ripe for social redirection and we are here to support you as mentor, model, and parent.
- Parent connection allows for a sense of community. Parents often watch other children flow socially. Parents can feel isolated and baffled as to what to do to help their child. Connecting with other parents with similar situations can help normalize the struggle and encourage ideas as well as social opportunities.
- Parent skills help children succeed. Casey’s Parent Workbook is used jointly with Casey’s Child Workbook. Each parent lesson is tailored to support both parents and child in learning a new skill. The workbooks are designed to get parents and children interacting and integrating new skills concurrently.