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Brave Buddies One-Day Session

NEW PROGRAM FOR OLDER CHILDREN AGES 8 - 12

Brave Buddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children with selective mutism (SM) speak in school and other public places. Children participate in fun and engaging activities designed to help them work on their “Brave Talking.” In a classroom-like setting, children work with a partner and give a presentation, then in a public setting they order a treat as part of the day’s experience. The program and activities are structured to closely mimic experiences that children in this age range may encounter in their school and community settings.

Friday, July 14, 2017

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Child Mind Institute

445 Park Ave
New York, , New York 10022

Brave Buddies is offered as a multi-day intensive program twice a year, and as one-day sessions several times throughout the year. The Brave Buddies day is structured like a typical school day, with morning meeting, craft and sport activities, meals, and field trips to places like the library and the park. The staff guides children through progressively more challenging activities, prompting them to use verbal responses and speak spontaneously as they play with other children and adults. Each Brave Buddies day ends with a trip to the Brave Buddies prize store-a chance for children to practice buying a toy on their own with the points they’ve earned for brave talking.

Find out more about the Brave Buddies program including eligibility, fees, and our cancellation policy.

How to Apply
Please contact our intake team at (212) 308-3118 or email BraveBuddies@childmind.org. An intake coordinator will guide you through a description of our Selective Mutism Service and help you determine whether Brave Buddies is appropriate for your child.
Enrollment is on a first-registered, first-served basis.