Resources to assist students who have difficulties making and keeping friends
Friendship is crucial to the developing child. Having friends is a key element of social learning and successful integration into a school community.
Teachers can play a vital role in fostering the acquisition and development of friendship skills in their students. Appreciating the nature and importance of friendship and implementing strategies to support children experiencing friendship difficulties will enable teachers to more effectively foster student learning and wellbeing.
The following resources assist teachers to support their students in developing the skills they need to make and maintain good friendships.