It is designed as a classroom curriculum for children to prevent such difficulties arising.
Originally designed for Australian schools, it is now internationally recognised as an invaluable social skills programme and is being used by many schools and CPD groups around the world.
STOP THINK DO develops a positive social culture in classrooms, particularly because teachers are modelling the same skills they teach students. The academic progress of children is also facilitated by a co-operative classroom.
STOP THINK DO develops emotional and social intelligence in children as they learn how to understand and control their feelings at STOP, how to think about their options and likely consequences at THINK, how to behave appropriately at DO, and how to be motivated to use these skills in all social situations in their lives.
The STOP and THINK Friendship DVD package is a stand-alone social skills training programme containing a 25 min colourful DVD video directly teaching children the STOP THINK DO steps to help them make and keep friends, and also supporting exercises and activities on a PDF file and hardcopy workbook. The package may also be used with other STOP THINK DO resources to provide more extensive training.