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Circles Social Skills Utility™: Essential for Parents & Teachers

Keeping our children & students safe and protecting them from abuse and exploitation is a major concern for mentors, parents and teachers. Fundamental to this effort is teaching children to understand emotional intelligence, social boundaries and helping them to learn what level of intimacy and touch is appropriate AND inappropriate within these boundaries. 

The Circles Social Skills Utility™ is part of a larger series used by parents and teachers alike!

The Circles Social Skills Utility™ companion program, and it’s parent program The Circles® Curriculum is an innovative way to teach children social skills; and that the degree of closeness they have with other people and how they touch them, depends on the kind of relationship they have with them. Simply stated, “It’s OK to hug your Mother; it’s not OK to hug the mail carrier”. The Circles Social Skills Utility™ is designed to make such distinctions crystal clear while allowing you to customize them to your unique situation. Perhaps in your family, the mail carrier is your mother!

Circles Social Skills Utility™ can be used in a classroom or in your home!

Circles Social Skills Utility™ is an essential tool for social skills learning, especially for kids, teens, and young adults with special needs, intellectual disabilities, and individuals on the autism spectrum. With a colorful, interactive relationship graph, Circles Social Skills Utility™ teaches: 

  • appropriate social interactions in relation to TOUCH: who gets a hug, who gets high-fives, who gets fist bumps, and more!
  • intimacy boundaries to help prevent abuse and exploitation
  • how to recognize and practice boundary limits for healthy mutual relationships

For Teachers at School Using the Circles Social Skills Utility™
An excellent instructional and practice supplement for students who are learning or are already familiar with the best-selling, proven-effective Circles® social boundaries curriculum.*

For Parents At Home Using the Circles Social Skills Utility™
A basic introduction and readiness tutorial to the Circles® rules of appropriate touch. Circles Social Skills Utility™ is designed to incorporate parent or caregiver guidance (in place of teachers)

Both, parents and teachers can benefit from reading the Harvard study proving the Circles® curriculum successful

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