New Group at FVI! Social Skills for Tweens!

Super Social Skills for Tweens!

Social Skills Tweens


Super Social Skills for Tweens is a fun group designed specifically for elementary children in grades 5th through 8th who do not require a 1:1 classroom aid.  Creating meaningful friendships is an important part of social and emotional child development.  When relationships suffer, chidlren often feel alone and disconnected.  In this group, your child will learn how to make friends, initiate and maintain conversations, listen, problem-solve, and how to deal with distressing emotions.  Super Social Skills for Tweens is ideal for tweens who deal with anxiety, extreme shyness, ADD/ADHD, PDD/NOS and Asperger’s Disorder.


45.00 per session (Insurance Accepted: BCBS, Humana, Aetna)


Spring Session- April 5th-May 10th; Days and times wil vary based on enrollment


Fox Valley Institute

640 N. River Road, Suite 108

Naperville IL, 60563

To Enroll

Please email or call 630.718.0717 ext. 0 to enroll

Group Objectives

  • Build friendships within the group that will last
  • Develop positive coping skills to deal with anger, frustration, disappointment, and change
  • Strengthen interpretation and learn use of non-verbal communication
  • Understand how to tolerate boredom and how to stay connected to peers with different interests
  • Use existing social strengths to their advantage and break through barriers to social success

About the Group Leader, Jennifer Curtin, MS, LPC

Jen C.

Jennifer Curtin specializes in working with children and families that are dealing with developmental disabilities, behavioral problems, anxiety, stress, and other mental health concerns.  She is an experienced group leader who has the innate ability to connect with cildren on their level.  Jennifer received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University.

Seminar Alert! Evening with an Expert: Are you and Introvert or an Extrovert?

Fox Valley Institute Presents…..

An Evening with an Expert:

I am who I am! Are you an Introvert or an Extrovert?

Find out why and learn how to make it work for you!

Presented by: Laura Farrar, MS. Ed., LCPC with contributions from Jennifer Curtin, MS, LPC



In this one-hour presentation you will learn…

  • How to identify the distinctions and correct the myths surrounding introverts and extroverts
  • How to better understand yourself and your relationships
  • How to care for yourself by effectively structuring your life to adapt to your personality type


$25 (100% of proceeds will go to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI of DuPage)


Fox Valley Institute

640 N. River Road, Suite 108

Naperville, IL 60563


Thursday March 13, from 7:00-8:00p

(Check in begins at 6:30)


Please send an email to or contact 630.718.0717 ext. 0

Laura Farrar, MS.Ed., LCPC

Laura F.

Laura has special expertise in the area of addictions, anxiety, anger management, bullying, children of alcoholics and/or divorce, depression, postpartum concerns, phobias, relationship issues, self-harm, trauma and stress management.  She received her Master of Science Degree from Northern Illinois University and is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor.  Laura is also certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT).