20 Years of Proven Success
Developed by Dr. Judy Levin and Carol Miller, Social Bridges® has 20 years of proven success in social emotional instruction for preschoolers through young adults. Our comprehensive services are designed to build positive peer relationships, develop tools for social competence, and create community.
We use a research-based approach that integrates cognitive behavioral therapies, best practices in social-emotional development, and our expertise from decades of clinical work. The result is a CASEL-aligned, evidence-driven program that fosters the social skills and emotional intelligence (EQ) that are critical for children and young adults to reach their full potential.
Social Bridges’ office is located in Maitland, Florida. Our virtual programs and consulting services allow us to partner with students, educators, and families across the U.S. We also offer a licensed school-based curriculum, Social Bridges® ToolBox, designed for students in PreK, elementary, middle, and high school. The ToolBox uses a structured, foundational approach to develop social cognition skills in a school setting.
We are excited to share that as of January 2023, The Social Bridges Center is moving to a new location! We will be starting our Spring Semester, which begins January 9th, at our new home at 115 East Marks St., Orlando, FL 32803.
Our new light, bright space provides us with large group rooms and a flex space to use as a teen lounge, or for parent and community training. It also has outdoor space for game play and gardening, and easy access to fun, new locations for outings. We look forward to providing the same great services at a new and improved location!
About the Founders
Carol T. Miller, L.C.S.W., Co-Founder and Director of Social Bridges
Carol T. Miller is a licensed clinical social worker and is the director of Social Bridges. She holds a master’s degree in social work and a bachelor’s degree in education/drama therapy, Florida license #SW7648.
Carol has worked with children for over 30 years in a variety of therapeutic settings, including psychiatric hospitals, schools, and a community mental health center. She has also worked with children, teens, and parents in private practice and has been the director of a parenting center in Central Florida.
As director of Social Bridges, Carol administers the program, supervises both virtual and school-based groups and provides professional development on social-emotional learning for educators and mental health professionals. Carol is an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida.
Judith N. Levin, Ed.D., Co-Founder, Social Bridges ToolBox
Judith has a doctoral degree in child, youth, and family studies, a master’s degree in counselor education, and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is on the faculty at the University of Central Florida and is the program coordinator for the Early Childhood Development and Education Program at UCF.
Her area of research focuses on children who are marginalized (children with special needs, children living in poverty, children who struggle socially). She presents on this topic nationally and at statewide professional conferences. Judith developed the curriculum for Social Bridges in collaboration with Carol Miller.
Starting the teenager years with our son had us scared. Thankfully, with the support we got with Social Bridges we were able to clearly make better distinctions on normal teenager behavior and his disability disorder. This was invaluable!! We now look into these years happily and with hope of better things to come.
Social Bridges has changed my life in more ways than I can name. Before Social Bridges, I would remain quiet and never speak to anyone. It taught me that it’s okay to open up to others, and it has truly made me the person I am today. Now as confident teen, I realize my “calling” and aspire to eventually get my PhD in Psychology to help others.
Social Bridges has brought such a positive outlook to our family. From common courtesies, proper control of frustrations and those behaviors expected in social situations, our children are much more aware of what good behavior looks like. We feel most members of society would benefit from a program like this. It is a win win for all.
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