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Brave Buddies Two-Day Session

Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15, 2017

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. This two-day intensive program is structured using a classroom-like setting, which provides children with many opportunities to practice what we call “brave talking.” Planned activities include a daily morning meeting, classroom visitors, a presentation, a field trip to order a cupcake or ice cream, and lots of group and partner projects. Additionally, older children will receive education about what anxiety is and learn tools to manage it.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Child Mind Institute

445 Park Ave
New York,, NY 10022

The highly-trained Brave Buddies staff will guide children through progressively more challenging activities, prompting them to use verbal responses and speak spontaneously as they play and interact with other children and adults. Each Brave Buddies day ends with a trip to the prize store — a chance for children to practice buying a toy on their own with the points they’ve earned for brave talking.

Parent training sessions will be held from 9:30am-11:00am on both days.

Fee: $1,200

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.