Cool Kids Programs

Cool Little Kids

The Cool Little Kids program is designed for children at preschool age (3-6 years). It focuses on teaching young children, through their parents, to build confidence and develop skills to help them manage anxiety and other negative emotions as they grow. The program is aimed at young children who are shy, withdrawn, or inhibited.

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Cool Kids

The Cool Kids program is a structured, skills-based program that teaches children (including teenagers) and their parents how to better manage the child’s anxiety. It involves the participation of both children and their parents, and focuses on teaching clear and practical skills. The program has undergone continual scientific evaluation and development to include the latest understanding of anxiety and its treatment. Current results indicate that most young people who complete our programs show significant improvement. Following treatment, there are marked increases in school attendance, academic achievement, confidence, number of friends and involvement in extra-curricular activities and decreases in worry, shyness, fear and family distress.

Topics covered in the program include:

  • Learning about feelings and anxiety
  • Detective thinking, and learning to think more realistically
  • Ways that parents can help
  • Fighting fear by facing fear (stepladders)
  • Learning to solve a problem
  • Building assertiveness and dealing with teasing

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Cool Kids ASD Adaptions (7-12yrs)

The program focuses on teaching children with a formal diagnosis of ASD (mild, high functioning, Aspergers or PDD-NOS) and parents skills to manage anxiety in everyday situations. These skills include:

  • Understanding anxiety
  • Relaxation
  • Parenting strategies that encourage brave behaviour
  • Identifying and using helpful (realistic) thoughts, and most importantly,
  • Facing fears, building independence and increasing confidence through stepladders (gradual exposure).

The program utilises visuals and social stories to explain concepts and introduce new skills and is suitable for school age children.

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Cool Kids ‘Chilled’ Anxiety Program (13-15yrs)

The program is a structured, skills-based group or individual program that teaches adolescents how to better manage their anxiety.

Topics covered include:

  • Learning about emotions and anxiety
  • Learning to think more realistically
  • How parents can help
  • Fighting fear by gradually facing fear
  • Problem-solving
  • Assertiveness and dealing with bullying

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Cool Kids ‘Chilled’ Anxiety/Depression Program (13-15yrs)

The program is a structured skills based program that teaches adolescents how to better manage their anxiety and depression.

Topics covered include:

  • Learning about emotions, anxiety and depression
  • Learning to think more realistically
  • Suicidal thoughts and self-harm
  • How to increase motivation/pleasant event scheduling
  • Creating stepladders
  • Coping strategies
  • Family conflict and relationships

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OCD Busters Program

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