Term Social Skills Training
Code PH-6200.8300
Definition Programs that provide training in social interaction skills for young children, youth and/or adults with the objective of helping them overcome shyness or aggressiveness, engage in constructive play or other group activities, develop positive peer relationships and feel comfortable in both business and social situations. Sessions may focus on politeness, cooperation, negotiation, problem solving, taking turns, sharing, winning and losing, sportsmanship, body language, eye contact, using appropriate language, telephone manners, peer situations, consequences of actions and initiating, conducting and concluding conversations.
Created 7/15/99
Changed 7/18/07
Use References Social Interaction Training
See Also References
External Classification Terms Comprehensive Family Life Education (UW
Individual, Family and Community Support (USA IF-330)
Individual/Family Services (CAN IF-330)
Personal Enrichment (NPC P05.19)
Personal Safety (ACH E-01)
Personal Social Services (NTE P50)
Related Concepts After School Programs
Children and Youth
Foster Care Transition Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References “Encouraging Social Skills in Young Children: Tips Teachers Can Share with Parents”, Jacquelyn Mize and Ellen Abell, http://www.humsci.auburn.edu/parent/socialskills.html

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