For Kids

Social Emotional Learning Forum (S.E.L.F.)

S.E.L.F. is a group format for children and adolescents that meets weekly. It is designed for participants to acquire the knowledge, attitude, and skills they need to:

  • Recognize and manage their emotions
  • Demonstrate caring and concern for others
  • Make responsible decisions
  • Establish positive relationships
  • Handle challenging situations constructively
  • Celebrate diversity

Our program goes beyond anti-bullying efforts. The group process is designed to build connections and empathy through the celebration of diversity, truth, and full expression.

For more information or to sign up call: 302-858-4040.

Promoting Reading Enthusiasm in Preschoolers (P.R.E.P.)

P.R.E.P. is a unique program for parents, guardians, childcare providers, and preschool teachers.

Materials and activities are provided weekly to enhance preschool readiness for kindergarten as well as Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Materials are easy to use and provide valuable caregiver/child interaction experiences.

It is important that parents and other caregivers interact daily with children. Daily positive attention from adults is vital for children to gain preschool skills and positive attitudes which promote school success.

Parents/Guardians/Day Care Providers and Schools can receive FREE:

  • Activity Packets
  • Parent Handouts
  • Prizes (stickers)
  • Math Material
  • Reading Material
  • Science Projects
  • Social Skills Exercises

Contact the Joseph Patrick Fabber Memorial Foundation at (302) 682-3535 and ask for “PREP” today.

EAGALA equine assisted therapy

The EAGALA Model aims to allow clients to discover, learn, and grow from a horse-human relationship. It is a client-centered and solution-oriented model. It does not involve actually riding a horse, but through face-to-face interactions, clients learn to process their emotions and interact with a sympathetic face.

Play therapy

Play therapy is structured and based heavily in research and theory about how children learn to communicate. In this setting, children are able to communicate their fears, feelings, and experiences to others in an age-appropriate way through the use of toys and play.

Children are also encouraged to develop their problem-solving skills and find age-appropriate solutions to the problems they are presented with. The most important part of play therapy is allowing children to engage in a safe space away from their stressors and problems.

During play therapy sessions, the sessions are private between the therapist and child, and the parents and caregivers are given regular feedback on the themes and meaning of the child’s play (as opposed to the actual details of the sessions.) 

Filial therapy

This is a special kind of play therapy designed to involve parents and caregivers in the process of change. With this method, parents are involved in the play sessions with their child. The child leads the session and the parents or caregivers are trained on listening to their child’s fears and concerns during the play session.

Social Skills Training

Social skills group is best to help children and adolescents improve social interactions and improve problem-solving. If you’re concerned about your child’s ability to socialize with peers, you may want to consider a social skills group which fosters self-confidence through activities such as role-play, problem-solving, and trust building.

Stamp Out Bullying

Bullying can be devastating whether you are a child, adolescent or adult. The JPF Memorial Foundation provides staff training for schools as well as corporations, to prevent bullying and to develop policies and procedures that prevent bullying. In addition, the JPFMF provides support services for those who have been bullying in the form of group and well as individual therapy.

Trauma-informed care

JPFMF staff are certified in Trauma-Informed Care and offers services that will meet the client where they are in the process of healing. Individual private sessions and support groups are available.

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