The Skills for Living clinic at Western Michigan University promotes mental health well-being through a group approach to treatment. The SFL clinic serves children age four through early adolescence.
Some diagnoses of children who attend this clinic include:
- Mood disorders
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
The focus of the Skills for Living clinic is to provide children appropriate self-regulation strategies, coping strategies, emotional recognition and appropriate social interaction skills. The clinic also incorporates themes into weekly sessions that focus on teaching children how to manage everyday challenges such as dealing with bullying, appropriate social skills, copying strategies, self-care, emotions and anger management among other topics.