Girls Groups Building Social Skills, Self-Esteem and Personal Growth

https://tykesandteens.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Johanna-Kenworthy-Okee-Girls-Group-300×226.jpg Girls Groups Building Social Skills, Self-Esteem and Personal Growth Tykes & Teens Registered Clinical Social Work Intern Johanna Kenworthy, MSW, has started 4th and 5th grade girls groups at Everglades Elementary focused on building social skills to increase their self-esteem and personal growth. In this picture, the 4th grade girls used “self-esteem sunglasses” to […]

Magic Moment: Amy & Janet’s story – from suspension to collaboration and volunteerism

https://tykesandteens.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/ALTOSS-Christmas-Tree-862×1024.png Magic Moment: Amy & Janet’s Story – from suspension to collaboration and volunteerism Amy and Janet were both referred to the ALTOSS program after being suspended. On arrival, both were confronted with the reality that they would have to work together and socialize as a team during the program. This was difficult for the […]

Magic Moment: Juan’s Story – a boy’s journey from not speaking to laughing, playing and supporting others thanks to a teacher embracing a social emotional development approach to learning

https://tykesandteens.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Success-Story-MHC.png Magic Moment: Juan’s Story a boy’s journey from not speaking to laughing, playing and supporting others thanks to a teacher embracing a social emotional development approach to learning Juan’s teacher was concerned about his academic knowledge and ability to learn when he had difficulties speaking in class to his peers and teachers. She wasn’t able […]

Art Therapy Supporting Mental Health in Schools

https://tykesandteens.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Inside-Out-Masks-300×197.jpg Art Therapy Supporting Mental Health in Schools Tykes & Teens school based services therapists are using art therapy to support student mental health in Okeechobee County. For one of their projects, students made inside/outside masks in which they painted what they think the world sees them as on the outside and what they’re truly feeling […]

Magic Moment: Behavior & Group Therapy Changing Lives of Bullied Teens – Christopher’s Story

https://tykesandteens.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Christophers-Story-Bullying.png Christopher was 13 years old when he started seeing a therapist at Tykes & Teens. He was struggling with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), having a hard time concentrating in school and had poor social skills. Christopher was referred for counseling after he threatened to kill another student at school. He had […]

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