Open Doors Social Skills Groups are designed to provide children the opportunity to develop valuable social strategies for enhanced interactions with peers and family. Participation helps children and adolescents constructivley release pent up tension. It is comforting to hear peers voicing similar experiences, feelings and fears, making it that much easier to express their own. We focus on promoting communication, and as a result, individuals begin to explore their fears while strengthening appropriate responses to negative emotions. Help those you love learn how to define themselves and the world around them.
Currently serving the Greater Detroit Area of Southeastern Michigan.
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About Open Doors
In Group We Will Learn About
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READING OTHERS' SOCIAL CUES
IMPULSIVITY / SELF CONTROL
PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS
Together, we can OPEN DOORS of opportunity to help children reach their fullest potential and enrich their lives
Groups meet weekly for 1 hour
Group sessions are independently planned and tailored to the needs of the participants
Participants are grouped by age and parental concerns
All ages are welcome
Format includes techniques such as role play, goal setting, arts & crafts, guidance games and other activities
Group summaries are emailed weekly
Assessments and follow-up recommendations are available
Open Doors Social Skills Groups are best for children and adolescents who face difficulties interacting with same-age peers. This may include individuals with ADHD, nonverbal learning disabilities, Aspergers Syndrome, social communication challenges, and other types of behavioral or learning issues.
About Nicole Pollack LMSW,CSW
Nicole Pollack, LMSW, CSW, earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and her Master's Degree in Social Work from Wayne State University. She has spent her career working with children, adolescents, and adults both individually and in groups in a multitude of settings including schools, residential facilities and family agencies. She has been affiliated with William Beaumont Hospital's Center for Human Development since 1994. In addition, she has taught both special and regular education classes. Her clients have included foster care, children with ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome and other learning differences. Pollack is passionate about improving the lives of children and their families, and founded Open Doors over 15 years ago to help children reach their fullest potential and enrich their lives.