Why Are Social Skills Important?

 
 

Social skills are defined as the set of skills that people use to interact with one another. Social skills are integral to life success, happiness and fulfillment. 

Social skill areas include:

  • communication
  • assertion
  • responsibility
  • engagement
  • self control
  • empathy
  • cooperation
  • judgment
  • advocacy

All of the above skills and more help a person get along in their personal, professional and academic life.

Social skills are not something we are all born with but are learned over time and for some, need to be directly taught. ASSET is a place to learn and begin using social skill in a safe, nurturing environment.