SEED: Adult Social Skills Group

Holding Hands has developed an adult social skills relationship-based program centered on the following 5 principles: Self-Advocacy, Empowerment, Education,  , and Support. S.E.E.D.S. is a 16-week comprehensive social skills training program designed for high-functioning adults between the ages of 19-40 with social-emotional deficits. In addition to the 16-week curriculum lessons, each client will have the opportunity to meet with his/her therapist for a total of 6 one-on-one sessions to work on his/her individual needs, individual goals, or areas of concern. The program utilizes evidence-based practices with ecological valid topics.

Topics of Instruction Include:

  • Self-Advocacy
  • Self-care and Hygiene
  • Sexuality
  • Dating & Companionship
  • Navigating Social Media
  • Employment
  • How to Deal with Bullying

Adult Social Skills Program S.E.E.D.S (Ages 19-40)
Self-Advocacy
Empowerment
Education
Dis-Ability
Support

  • Curriculum is designed for16 weeks of 90-minute sessions.
  • 6 one-on-one sessions to work on individual needs.
  • Conveniently offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Can be repeated 2 times.
    • Make your own choices
    • Speak up for yourself
    • Describe your strengths, disability, needs, and wishes
    • Learn about your rights
    • Obtain help or find out who to ask if you have question

S= Self-Advocacy
E= Empowerment
E= Education
D= Dis (ABILITY)
S= Support Services

What is S.E.E.D.S? Holding Hands has developed an adult social skills relationship-based program centered on the following 5 principles; Self-Advocacy, Empowerment, Education, Dis (ABILITY) and Support. S.E.E.D.S is a 16-week comprehensive social skills training program designed for high-functioning adults between the ages of 19-40 with social–emotional deficits. In addition to the 16-week curriculum lessons, each client will have the opportunity to meet with his/her therapist for a total of 6 one-on-one sessions to work on his/her individual needs, individual goals, or areas of concern. The program utilizes evidence-based practices with ecological valid topics.

Overview of Lesson Plan Topics:

Week #1: Welcome & Introduction; Overview of Program and Pretest
Week #2: Self-Advocacy
Week #3: My Individual Sensory Profile
Week #4: The Different Types of Social Relationships & Social BoundariesWeek

#5: How to Find Common Interests & Make Meaningful Relationships
Week #6: Slipping into & Sustaining Conversation
Week #7: Flexibility: “Friendship is a 2-way Street”
Week #8: Self-Care & Hygiene

Week #10: Dating & Companionship
Week #11: Personal Body Safety (Awareness & Advocacy) and Boundaries
Week #12: How to Navigate Social Media
Week #13: Employment & Social Skills
Week #14: How To Deal With Bullying
Week #15: How To Be A Good Host & Guest
Week #16: Graduation Party/Potluck, Overview Of
Lesson(s) & Post Test

Where and when are the services held? All sessions are held at one of our family-orientated centers in Los Angeles or Burbank. below. Each group session is 90 minutes in duration, and each consumer is eligible for an additional 6 (1:1) sessions for 90 minutes each to work on the client’s individual needs.

How can I get funding for the program? S.E.E.D.S can be paid privately or may also be vendored through selective Regional Centers.