PEERS® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 14-week, 90-minute, evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities. Parents attend separate 90-minute sessions and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their teen’s social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. *Parent participation is required. **Initial intake appointment required & teen must be accepted into the program.
What will teens in PEERS® learn? -Conversational Skills -Strategies for Handling Peer Pressure -Appropriate Use of Humor -Electronic Communication -Peer Entry & Exiting Skills -Handling Teasing, Bullying, Arguments and Disagreements with Peers -Good Sportsmanship -Having Appropriate Get-Togethers with Friends