Social Skills Workshop participants learned and practiced many skills this week --RSS Feed

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator-Branch Offices
This week my co-worker Katrina Twyman and I taught one of our well-known Independent Living Skills Workshops: Social Skills!

Our Social Skills Workshop is a five-class series that focuses on identifying strengths and weaknesses and building self-confidence. Participants learned to identify what a social skill is and demonstrate an understanding of body language and appropriate vs. inappropriate communication skills. Participants learned how parents and peers impact skill development and discussed manners and social etiquette. Participants identified how to build new strengths, learn new social skills and find support systems to build their confidence. The workshop ended by discussing safety on various social media outlets, learning to use assertive communication to communicate needs and encouraging participants to challenge themselves to step outside of their comfort zones.
This workshop allowed participants to understand how social skills apply to them personally and to develop peer relationships with the other participants. The workshop also gave participants the tools to build their self-confidence.
Not everyone feels comfortable challenging their comfort zones. This workshop was a safe place to learn and discuss personal boundaries.
If you are a person with a disability and there is a social skill that you want to do better, our Independent Living Coordinators can work with you one-on-one to address those needs. For more information, please email me or call me at 414-226-8138 V/Relay.

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