Basic Social Skills For Youth

Jeff Tierney, M.Ed.
Helping youth build better relationships with eight easy to follow social skills. Each social skill is broken down into steps that explain exactly what to do.

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Have you ever faced new or even familiar situations where you were embarrassed or got into trouble because you didn't know what to do or how to behave? Learning the skills included in this book will offer positive ways of acting in these situations. Each social skill is broken down into steps that tell you exactly what to do. There's also a reason why that step is important and some hints to help you do the step easily and naturally.

Eight social skills are included:

    • Following Instructions
    • Disagreeing Appropriately
    • Accepting Criticism or a Consequence
    • Talking with Others
    • Showing Respect
    • Accepting “No” for an Answer
    • Introducing Yourself
    • Showing Sensitivity to Others

Skills are easily adaptable to reflect an individual’s specific abilities and cultural norms.

Learn these skills and when to use them, and you'll have gained the knowledge on how to be successful at home, in school, with your friends, and on the job. Practice these skills and see how much better you get along with others. The eight skills in this book, plus 174 more, are included in the comprehensive manual for professionals, Teaching Social Skills to Youth, 3rd Edition. 36 pgs.

Published by Boys Town Press

ISBN: 978-0-938510-39-0