Why wait to see a therapist? Succeed Healthcare Solutions has developed a Secret Agent Society Club virtual bootcamp for your family to work through at your own pace. This award-winning program uses an engaging secret agent theme to teach 8-12 year old kids social and emotional skills in a fun way. The goal is to equip kids to feel happier, calmer and braver while making and keeping friends. Features include an animated computer game, Helpful Thought Missile Action game, and Challenger board game. Secret Agent Society social skills program is one of the most successful evidence based interventions of its kind in the world.
For further information see the Secret Agent Society (SAS) Program website.
Pre-treatment stage: Introductory Parent Meeting; Game Activation Presentation.
Module 1: Bionic Powers; detecting how others feel from facial expression, body posture and voice tone clues.
Module 2: Detecting emotions in yourself from body clues; Emotionometer; Relaxation Gadgets.
Module 3: Relaxation Gadgets.
Module 4: Relaxation Gadgets; Friend Profiling – Friendometer.
Module 5: D.E.C.O.D.E.R social problem solving formula; Conversation Code.
Module 6: Play Code.
Module 7: Damage Control Code; SAS Board Game; detecting the difference between accidents, jokes and nasty deeds.
Module 8: Bully disguises; Bully-Guard Body Armour.
Module 9: Confusion Code. Set a day and time to revise the materials as there will be plenty to keep working through as a family once the program ends.
Follow up module 1 (3 months after 9th module): Progress review; self esteem activity.
Follow up module 2 (6 months after 9th module): Progress review; SAS Stars; graduation ceremony.
Between session activities such as the Home Missions and Skill Tracker Card are key elements of the success of the program as they help to generalise the skills to the child's natural environment. It is recommended that families consider if they have about 15 minutes per day available to work on the target skills before they start the program. The teacher component of the program takes about 5 minutes per day to review the Skill Tracker Card with the child at school, as well as reading one Teacher Tip Sheet after each SAS module.
* SAS requires a certain level of literacy so children can get the best possible outcomes from the program.