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Unwritten Rules: Social Skills Decoded (4/3/23 10:30 AM EST)


Description
Being in social situations is easy for some people, but for many, it’s complicated. It can be hard to know what to do or what to say— sometimes it seems like everyone was given a script for life, except for us! In this course, we will explore what is commonly expected in most social situations. We’ll learn about self-awareness, self-esteem, and how to embrace your unique identity. We will discuss communication, boundaries, and other strategies for social success— while still staying true to yourself.

This course will run from 4/3-5/7/23
Seminars will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-11:30 AM EST
Instructor: Sara Brown, sbrown@pslstrive.org

By the end of this course, users should be able to...
1. Define and recognize commonly accepted "social skills"
2. Explore different parts of your identity and how it impacts the way you feel about yourself and others
3. Identify commonly accepted social cues, including facial expression, body language, voice tone & volume, and personal space
4. Recall social norms and hidden social "rules"
5. Practice effective communication skills
6. Define needs & boundaries, both physical and emotional, and practice setting and respecting boundaries
7. Explore how to maintain your boundaries so you can be your authentic self
Content
  • Course Overview
  • Course Overview (TO BE UPDATED EACH CLASS)
  • Check-In
  • Seminar Information & Recordings
  • Weekly Seminars (TO BE UPDATED EACH CLASS)
  • Unit 1: What are "Social Skills"?
  • Unit 1 Introduction
  • Social Skills
  • Social Norms & Hidden Rules
  • Self-Awareness
  • Types of Relationships
  • Friendship
  • UNIT 2: All About Me
  • Unit 2 Introduction
  • Self-Esteem
  • Identity
  • Social Identity Wheel
  • Self-Expression
  • Connection
  • Authenticity
  • Who We Are: Collaborative Quilt
  • UNIT 3: Social Cues
  • Unit 3 Introduction
  • Social Cues
  • Body Language
  • Feelings & Emotions
  • Build An Emoji
  • Peer Pressure & Gossip
  • UNIT 4: Communication
  • Unit 4 Introduction
  • Effective Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Small Talk
  • Phone & Texting Skills
  • (Social) Situational Awareness
  • Social Media
  • This Unit is locked until 12/5/2022 100d
  • UNIT 5: Setting & Respecting Boundaries
  • Unit 5 Introduction
  • Boundaries
  • Giving and Taking a No
  • Giving & Accepting Feedback
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Being Your Authentic Self
  • Check Out
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Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Check-In, Unit 1 Introduction, Social Skills, Social Norms & Hidden Rules, Self-Awareness, Types of Relationships, Friendship, Unit 2 Introduction, Self-Esteem, Identity, Social Identity Wheel, Self-Expression, Connection, Authenticity, Who We Are: Collaborative Quilt, Unit 3 Introduction, Social Cues, Body Language, Feelings & Emotions, Build An Emoji, Peer Pressure & Gossip, Unit 4 Introduction, Effective Communication, Active Listening, Small Talk, Phone & Texting Skills, (Social) Situational Awareness, Social Media, Unit 5 Introduction, Boundaries, Giving and Taking a No, Giving & Accepting Feedback, Conflict Resolution, Being Your Authentic Self, Check Out"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever