STOP THINK DO is an Australian cognitive-behavioural social skills training program originally
devised as a treatment for children and adolescents with social-behavioural difficulties. The
program may be run in clinics or schools, with individuals or groups. The approach is both
didactic and experiential, teaching children specific social skills and a process of relating to
others so that they can make and keep friends. In liaison with educationalists, STOP THINK DO
has been adapted for teaching directly in the classroom as a social skills curriculum with a
preventive focus, aiming to improve the social skills of all children from a young age to prevent
emotional-social-behavioural problems from developing.