Relationship Skills Middle School Counseling Group | Build Healthy Relationships


Middle School (6th-8th)

Researched Based

ASCA & CASEL Aligned

Easy to Implement

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This 8-week relationship skills middle school counseling group is designed to help students recognize healthy vs unhealthy relationships and how to deal with toxic relationships. In addition students will learn healthy communication and conflict resolution skills. This comprehensive curriculum includes everything you need to run a successful and engaging school counseling small group including self-assessments to make data tracking easy. The included weekly outlines are research based and aligned with CASEL Standards and ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors.

Students will learn the skills they need to establish healthy relationships.

Relationships Middle School Group Outline:

Week 1: Determine the types of relationships

Week 2: Healthy communication

Week 3: Honest relationships

Week 4: Respectful relationships

Week 5: Identifying toxic relationships

Week 6: Distancing from toxic relationships

Week 7: Conflict resolution using I-Statements

Week 8: Conflict Resolution using humor

Lessons/Activities Included:

  • Interactive Group Activities
  • Discussion Dice
  • Card Games
  • Charades
  • Role Play
  • Apples to Apples type game
  • Jenga discussion

Here is what's included each week:

  • Outlines: Easy to implement outlines with ASCA and CASEL-aligned objectives
  • Group Rules: Suggested and DIY Group Rules poster so students can take ownership of the creation of the group rules and norms.
  • Feelings Check: Feelings Check Poster to serve as a visual aid for students to self-reflect on their emotional state at the start of each session.
  • Self-Assessments: Pre and post-group self-assessments to track student growth and make data collection easy!
  • Engaging games and activities: I include everything you need to run each session. Simply print each week before the students arrive and you are ready to go.
  • Self Reflection Journal: Weekly journal reflections with writing prompts.

Benefiting Students:
Each week students will develop skills to build healthy relationships.

At a minimum, being in the counseling group allows students to identify and share their feelings, develop important social skills through participation, and practice empathy while hearing others’ experiences.

Saving Time:
With easy-to-implement outlines and activities, this group curriculum is very low-prep. Simply print out each session before students arrive and keep them in a file folder.

The included self-assessments are a great way to get students to self-reflect on their progress and you can then share this information with teachers, and parents, or in your program report.

Who is this Group Designed For?
This anxiety small group is designed for middle school students in grades 6-8 but it can be modified to work with students across different grade levels.

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