Secret Agent Society

Secret Agent Society Social Skills Program

The Secret Agent Society (SAS) is an evidence based small group social skills program that helps children between the ages of 8-12 years old develop skills in emotion regulation, developing friendships and navigating social problems.

SAS covers topics including detecting emotions in yourself and others, introducing yourself to someone new, how to cope with bullying, and how to detect the difference between accidents, jokes and nasty deeds. There is a new topic covered each week which builds upon what was learned in the previous week. Although SAS is a set program, Learning for Life facilitators take time and care to adjust the program for each group, spending more time on areas of difficulty, and less time on areas that may not be applicable. SAS utilises various resources to deliver the program, including walkie talkies  board games and a computer game for home practice.

SAS groups meet weekly corresponding with school terms. In addition to group facilitators running student groups, time is also taken to run parent/caregiver groups. This ensures that parents/caregivers are up to date with exactly what children are learning, are being given strategies and are supported through difficulties throughout the program.


Teaching children social skills

SAS teaches children crucial social skills, including how to:
  • recognise emotions in themselves and others;
  • express feelings in appropriate ways;
  • start, continue and end conversations and play activities with others;
  • cope with feelings of anger and anxiety;
  • tell the difference between friendly joking and mean teasing;
  • manage bullying;
  • cope with making mistakes; and
  • handle new situations and ask for help when needed.

Secret Agent Society Structure

Option 1: 9 week program

  • 1 hour and 45-minute child groups each week
  • 45-minute parent group each week
  • 3 month follow up session
  • 6 month follow up session

Option 2: 18 week program

  • 55-minute child groups each week
  • 45-minute parent groups every fortnight
  • 3 month follow up session
  • 6 month follow up session

Please note that the content of both of the above options is identical, however option 2 may be more suitable for younger children. A clinical decision will be made during the planning stages of each group. You will be made aware of which option is being considered for the group you apply for.

L4Life aims to run SAS groups based on age/year level and according to a planned outline of when each age group will run.

Delivered at L4Life Centre and Schools

We offer the L4Life Secret Agent Society in small groups at our Centre in Kew (25-27 High Street South, Kew) as well as onsite at schools (tailored program).

To book a place in our next centre-based SAS program,or if you are a school wanting to offer the program and tailor it to your needs, contact our staff today.

An insight into SAS

From the Social Skills Training Institute.

Speak to our team about your needs

Enquire now to learn more about Secret Agent Society, please call us at (03) 9853 4607 or email us at