The Secret Agent Society (SAS)
SAS @ Lucena
SAS has recently been researched by staff at Lucena Clinic with exciting results. Designed for children with significant social and emotional challenges, this fun filled therapy programme has been proven to make lasting changes.
What is SAS?
The Secret Agent Society (SAS) Small Group Programme helps children age 8 to 12 years to understand emotions and social skills. Experienced Lucena Clinic facilitators run SAS over a three month intensive period with follow up sessions at 3 and 6 months. Children take on the role of ‘Junior Detectives’ in order to figure out how to feel happier, calmer and braver. Through the support given at Lucena Clinic, the children carry out secret missions and challenges at home and at school to help them make friends and keep them. Their parents and teachers receive customised materials, intensive training and support.
What does the child have to do?
The child comes to 9 small group sessions at the Lucena Clinic. At home, they carry out a range of activities such as an animated secret agent themed computer game. Other resources include action games, board games and secret devices. Children get to keep their SAS cards and gadgets so they can use them in the future.
Who benefits from the SAS programme?
Children referred by their mental health teams with significant social and emotional challenges. These challenges may be associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Anxiety Disorders. Parents and teachers also benefit as they learn the tools to manage children's needs.
What parents say:
"Thanks to this programme, my child has been able to make a real friend for the first
time in his life."
"Excellent programme. It taught me how to support my child in controlling her
emotions and making friends."
"This was the best programme that my son has ever been involved in."
What do SAS resources look like?
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