Stop. Think. Do.
Children who are supported to develop strong social skills and the ability to think logically are well-equipped to grow and move through life with confidence and resilience, even in the face of challenges.
The Accoras-run Stop. Think. Do. program is a social skills group designed to empower Brisbane children by teaching them to develop self-control, decision making, responsibility, leadership and friendship-making skills. The program aims to improve children's social skills and friendship abilities, develop cooperative classrooms, schools and homes, and support children to develop strong emotional intelligence and self-esteem.
Dependent children are often stuck at the 'STOP' step, as they tend not to think or do much for themselves. Shy, anxious children are stuck at the 'THINK' step, as they often think too much about what could happen. Impulsive, aggressive children are stuck at the 'DO' step, because they rarely stop to think about consequences or the impact of their actions. The program aims to help children move through all the steps, with positive feedback and support from adults and peers incorporated. Results indicate that children who participate in the Stop. Think. Do. program make significant social gains in the areas of being accepted by peers, being confident and handling challenging situations appropriately.
Stop. Think. Do. can be implemented with small groups of children, or as a larger group as part of a school curriculum. Groups are run on an ongoing basis as a seven-week program in locations across Brisbane. To view a list of our upcoming courses, please click here.
During the seven-week group program, parents are asked to be present between approximately 3:30pm and 3:40pm to provide the group facilitator with updates and feedback, and between approximately 4:50pm and 5:00pm, so they can gain an understanding of what was covered during the session, along with any (fun!) homework for the next week. Between 3:40pm and 4:50pm, the group is a 'kids only' environment, to allow them to be engaged in a range of interactive activities, and to ensure we have their full attention.
To find out more about the range of Accoras Stop. Think. Do. Brisbane course options, please contact us on 3274 1886.