The Secret Agent Society is a breakthrough program that helps children between 8 and 12 improve their social and emotional skills. It was created by Australian clinical psychologist, Dr. Renae Beaumont, and is regarded as one of the most successful programs of its kind in the world.
The SAS captivates children with its espionage-themed games and eye-catching resources. Kids learn how to:
- Recognise and manage their own feelings
- Cope with change
- Detect other people’s emotions
- Talk and play with others
- Deal with bullying
The 9 week course uses an variety of methods to engage and train participants. An Animated computer game, Helpful Thought Missile action game, Challenger board game and Secret Message Transmission Device game have been designed to help children learn new social and emotional skills in a fun and engaging environment.
Parents and schools are an integral part of the group program and receive resources and support to help young ‘secret agents’ develop and practice new skills at home and at school.
A university randomised controlled trial found that 76% of children who participated in SAS improved from showing clinically significant delays in social and emotional functioning to displaying these skills within the range of typically developing children.