A Program for Developing Healthy Relationships, Good Boundaries and Awesome Social Skills

  • Presented by the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia
  • Based on the Circles Program developed by James Stanfield, Stanfield Publishing Group

Relationshapes will focus on relationships with parents, siblings, teachers and friends. Students will learn the core concepts of social and relationship boundaries, interpersonal skills, and relationship-specific social skills. Students will focus on family and school interactions. Long time DSANV collaborator Beth Henry will continue to teach the class.

For the Spring 2022 Relationshape classes there will be two options. One will be a class for tweens and teens that will meet on Thursdays at 6:30 pm, on the following days: March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 21, 28. Suggested for ages 12 -17. Secondly, there will be a class for adult ages 18 and up.  These classes will meet on Mondays from 6:30-7:30 pm on March 14,  21, 28, April 11, 18, 25.

Register for : Rleationshapes for Tweens and Teens.

Relationshapes for Adults.

A previous group of Relationshape students were able to show off their awesome social skills at the DSANV Volunteer Appreciation Event February 2019. Students helped check in guests and meet and mingle with honorees. 

Relationshape Virtual Activities were developed for students who have taken the class and want to reinforce the concepts from the Circles Curriculum. Also, individuals who haven’t taken the Relationshape class are welcome to work on the activities. Here is a overview that introduces the concepts of the Relationshapes class.

This program is generously sponsored by a grant from McLean Community Foundation

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