A Transformative Approach to
Social-Emotional Learning

Social Bridges® is grounded in established research and decades of clinical work in the field of social-emotional development and cognitive behavioral therapy. Our comprehensive suite of services includes small, peer-group lessons, individual social coaching, parent training, and school curricula. Social Bridges utilizes interactive, age-appropriate activities to help children create meaningful connections while learning social skills. In a supportive environment, art, drama, storytelling, music, technology, and gaming activities are all used to engage and motivate. Our mission is to equip children, teens, and young adults with the emotional intelligence, social competencies, and lifelong interpersonal skills to succeed. 

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Skill Building Groups, Clubs, Parent Training, and Support

Social Bridges provides children and young adults engaging opportunities to develop social competencies that are the hallmarks of successful people. Interactive group classes, individualized coaching, parent training, and special programs help participants gain the “soft skills” to understand their emotions, interact with others, and build healthy friendships. LEARN MORE

Our comprehensive resources are especially beneficial for individuals who have diagnoses of ADHD, gifted or twice exceptional, ASD, anxiety disorders, and learning differences.

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ToolBox Curriculum

SEL for Schools, Homeschool Groups, Recreational Programs, and More!

Designed for students in preschool through twelfth grade, Social Bridges ToolBox® provides educators with a comprehensive, evidence-based social-emotional curriculum that includes developmentally-appropriate lesson plans, play-based activities, and training for teachers and parents. Schools benefit from Social Bridges’ expertise and ongoing, personalized support.

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Gratitude: It’s Not Just for Thanksgiving…

It’s that time of year where we typically hear buzzwords like “thankful” and “grateful.” What exactly does the word gratitude mean? It means feeling thankful and appreciative for the positive in our lives. Did you know that expressing gratitude has mental...
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The Search for a SEL Curriculum: What Really Matters?

Over time, we have learned that impactful education is about far more than academics alone. While the cognitive, language, physical and social emotional aspects of development are vital, it is social-emotional development that sets the framework for learning...
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Loving Luca: Teachable Moments for Social-Emotional Learning

At Social Bridges, one technique we use to implement social-emotional learning in elementary school groups is by reading stories, often referred to as bibliotherapy.  Wonderful children’s authors, such as Julia Cook, help kids build emotional literacy by...
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Autism Inclusivity: Representation in Books & Media

To all the parents out there who are trying their hardest to give their children the best life possible despite the circumstances, you are amazing. We know that representation matters, so here is a list of resources to encourage Autism inclusivity and help...
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Building Resilient Children

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the beloved childhood story about resilience, The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper. Read Aloud Available Here. This cherished tale of a determined, resilient little train, chugging up a seemingly insurmountable...
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What ‘The Sneetches’ Teaches us about Race & Racism

The classic story The Sneetches by Dr. Seuss weaves the fable of critters whose opportunities and social status was determined by appearance. This beloved story can relate to concepts of race and racism. Now the star bellies sneetches had bellies with stars...
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Life’s Teachable Moments

Tune into the news, or social media, and you’ll quickly find dreadful stories that are difficult for adults to digest. Now think about how hard it is for children and teens to process these dark moments. Over the summer, we saw horrific images of Black lives...

Pre-teaching – A Social Tool for Combating Uncertainty

Years ago, when I lived in Pittsburgh PA, I received a last-minute invitation to join friends for a whitewater rafting excursion. To say this put me a bit outside of my comfort zone, would be a definite understatement. As if my hesitation alone hadn't been...

Grow from Grinch to Good

As exciting and wonderful as the holiday season is, it’s also ripe with requests for more. More of what?  Toys, gadgets, games, expensive (yet, festive) holiday experiences. In short, for kids of all ages, the holidays can become a time of the “gimmies”. The...
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The Many Benefits of Gratitude

Without a doubt, there are many benefits to expressing gratitude. Historically, November is the time of year we take stock of what we are grateful for and give thanks. However, this may be challenging this year. Between the pandemic and social unrest, our...


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