PEERS® Social Skills Group

ABOUT THE PEERS® Program 

 

The PEERS® program an evidence-based social skills group program for adolescents and young adults. It is an internationally acclaimed program, originally developed by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson at UCLA. PEERS® has a strong evidence-base for use with adolescents and young adults with autism spectrum and is also appropriate for individuals with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.

Upcoming groups

PEERS® for Adolescents

 

PEERS® for Adolescents is a 16-week program for teens aged 14 to 17 who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. During each session, adolescents are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practise these skills during socialisation activities. Parents attend separate sessions at the same time as their teen and are taught how to assist their teen in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly homework assignments. 

Teens will learn how to:

 

  • Use appropriate conversational skills

  • Choose appropriate friends

  • Appropriately use electronic forms of communication 

  • Appropriately use humour and assess humour feedback

  • Start, enter and exit conversations between peers

  • Organize successful get-togethers with friends

  • Be a good sport when playing games/sports with friends

  • Handle arguments and disagreements with friends and in relationships

  • Handle rejection, teasing, bullying, rumours/gossip, and cyber bullying

  • Change a bad reputation 

 

PEERS® for Young Adults

 

PEERS® for Young Adults is a 16-week group social skills intervention for young adults aged 18 to 25 who are interested in learning skills to make and keep friends and develop romantic relationships. During each session, young adults are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills. Young adults must be socially motivated and attend each session with a social coach. A social coach can be a parent, family member, adult sibling, life coach, job mentor, peer mentor. 

Young adults will learn how to:

  • Use appropriate conversational skills

  • Choose appropriate friends

  • Appropriately use electronic forms of communication

  • Appropriately use humour and assess humour feedback

  • Start, enter, and exit conversations between peers

  • Organize successful get-togethers with friends

  • Develop romantic relationships and use appropriate dating etiquette

  • Handle arguments and disagreements with friends and in relationships

  • Handle rejection, teasing, bullying, and rumours/gossip

FIND OUT MORE

Please get in contact with us if you are interested in our PEERS programs.

 

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