Resilience Builder Program®

Social Skills Group for Kids

Resilience Builder Program®
Child anxious about returning to school


Northern Virginia Office

Intended For

Children (ages 8-10) with Anxiety and/or ADHD


12-week Group, 6:30-7:30pm, beginning Thursday, September 20th

It can be very challenging when you have a child with social anxiety. The earlier we can begin to treat children, the more likely they are to develop the coping skills to engage more fully in life. This program works to enhance your child’s ability to adapt to the ups and downs of life. The Resilience Builder Program® uses a cognitive behavioral framework to enhance social competence and self-regulation.  This 12-week Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) group will teach your child tools and strategies for overcoming social anxiety in a supportive, non-threatening environment.

Does Your Child:

  • Struggle to make new friends?
  • Have trouble talking to teachers and other adults?
  • Avoid new, unfamiliar situations?
  • Worry excessively about what others think?

This program is designed using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to teach strategies for overcoming social anxiety in a supportive, non-threatening environment. Children can expect to:

  • Gain confidence in social situations
  • Identify and challenge negative thought patterns
  • Develop assertiveness skills
  • Practice social skills in real-life situations with other children

Group therapy can be a very effective way to address social anxiety. Your child will have the opportunity to learn alongside others kids who struggle with similar issues in a safe and understanding environment. The group involves role playing, exposing your child to anxious situations, and a lot of practicing bravery skills both in the group and at home through personalized homework challenges.

Participants must be from the Virginia, Washington DC, or Maryland region.

An assessment with a Ross Center clinician is required to ensure that this is the proper group for you.

For more information or to determine whether this group is a good fit for you, please call 202-363-1010  or email


  • Lauretta Brennan , Ph.D.


    Northern Virginia

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