A Fun Way to Help Your Child Learn New Social Skills

HBC Detectives is a fun and interactive program for children aged 8 to 13 who want to improve their social skills. During this interactive program, the detectives will work together to solve a mystery while learning how to maintain friendships, having a conversation, reading others’ body language, understanding their jokes and sarcasm. HBC Detectives is a fun way to improve your child’s social skills and have a blast!

Weekly meetings for the detectives will be conducted in-person running for about 1 hour and 30 minutes. In addition to the weekly meetings, each child will be involved in an individual check-in during each session to address any difficulties and gauge their understanding of concepts. The children will have assignments to work on at home to help solidify their understanding of concepts addressed in the meetings.

At the end of the 9-week program, the children will have a graduation ceremony to celebrate their hard work in solving all the crimes withing the program.

This program is based on two proven curricula: The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS), which helps individuals learn and practice friendship skills, and Accept Identify Move (AIM), which combines mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, and applied behavior analysis to support social and emotional well-being.

Weekly Detective Meetings

Children or detectives as they are called when they are in the program, will meet weekly for 1.5 hours with the therapist and learn new social and emotional skills, which can help them appropriately respond to everyday challenges.

Parent/Caregiver Education

As part of the package, parents will participate in a brief workshop that will discuss the content of the detective meetings as well as other concerns they may be experiencing at home.

The next HBC Detective program will start in April 2024