In group therapy, children find out they are not alone with their illness or fears. They can talk with other children their own age who have the same problems. By working together, they can build trust with each other to share their feelings, information and successes.
Groups let children talk about their feelings in a safe and private way. They get help with their problems from the therapists and from the group.
Groups focus on many issues, such as anger management, social fears and coping with medical conditions. The therapist teaches the children skills to help them deal more effectively with their problems. The children practice these skills during group activities. Children can then use these skills in everyday life.