Jewish Community Services (JCS) is offering a social skills group for middle school age boys who experience challenges with relationships, and a concurrent group for their parents. The groups will meet for eight Monday evenings, beginning on November 5, from 7:15 – 8:15 p.m. at the Jewish Community Services office at the Owings Mills JCC, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue.
The boys will learn how to improve relationships with peers, discover ways to manage negative emotions and practice social skills in a safe group setting. Parents will gain strategies for helping their child improve social skills, receive feedback and suggestions about their child’s strengths and areas for growth, and benefit from support and encouragement by other parents and the professional facilitators.
JCS will do a preliminary assessment of potential participants in the boys’ group to determine if the group is appropriate for their needs. Pre-registration is required. For more information, fees and insurance coverage, please call Jewish Community Services, 410-466-9200.