Q: Why is it important to learn social skills in a peer group?
Q: How can I support my child/teen's social-emotional learning?
Social Bridges provides a Learning Library explaining the the skills and providing examples of social coaching to use at home. The Learning Library, located on our website, is password protected. Introductory training on social coaching is provided at the new parent orientation.
Additional training on specific topics is available through our monthly Parent Empowerment workshops on Zoom . Ongoing examples of social coaching from the skill building groups are shared with you after each session through the individualized parent communication, Bridges to Home (BTH).
Q: Who teaches or facilitates the social skills training groups and clubs?
Q: When is individual social coaching helpful?
Q: What is the difference between skill building groups and clubs?
Q: What is my role as the parent?
Q: What is the cost and commitment to the program?
The cost is $70 per group session, unless otherwise noted. The overall tuition is determined by the number of weeks in the semester. Fall semester runs from August-December and Spring semester runs from January-May. Summer courses are also available. When you enroll your child or teen, you are making a semester-long commitment for Fall or Spring. Regular attendance is encouraged, as skills build upon one another. Additionally, in the semester-long commitment, you will not be refunded for sessions missed.
Q: Is this program covered by insurance?
Medicaid HMOs: Staywell, Simply, Aetna Better Health, Humana, UHC, and Sunshine. Use this link to connect with JFS: https://www.jfsorlando.org/social-bridges-request-form
Please contact Carol Miller at CarolMiller@SocialBridges.com for more information.
Q: Do you accept the FES/Step Up Scholarship?
Yes, we are an approved FES-UA/Step Up provider. However, we are only able to accept the Step Up Unique Abilities (UA) Scholarship. At your intake interview, please provide the student number, and we will submit statements for reimbursement directly. It is your responsibility to ensure your child is in attendance for each session, as only sessions attended can be reimbursed. Any sessions missed are the responsibility of the family to make up (a check-in call with facilitators) or to pay out-of-pocket ($65/session). For more information about the Step Up UA Scholarship, click here.
Q: How do you communicate with me about my child?
Social Bridges uses a HIPAA-compliant parent portal to send weekly communications and progress reports. At the beginning of each semester, you will be required to fill out forms with information about your child. All private information is stored in their electronic health files, which can be accessed by your child’s facilitator. Additionally, Social Bridges provides communication via our monthly newsletters regarding program-wide announcements through email. Your child’s facilitators may reach out to you directly through email, text message, or phone.
Q: How does Social Bridges ToolBox support a whole child education?
Q: How do I implement Social Bridges ToolBox into an already full academic schedule?
Q: Is Social Bridges ToolBox appropriate for faith-based schools?
Q: How do I get our parents involved?
Q: How much does it cost?
For schools with fewer than 100 students, or for an afterschool program, Social Bridges ToolBox-to-Go is ideal — appropriately scaled for smaller schools or programs in scope and affordability. For more information on cost for your school or program’s needs, contact CarolMiller@SocialBridges.com.
Q: Is there an option for adults?
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