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“He did not want to miss a class. It was odd to hear him remind me not to forget the classes every week. These classes taught him what to say and do in social situations. It taught him how to connect and what to say to friends.” -Parent  (PEERS® Connections)

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Friendship Club

Weekly Friendship Club meetings emphasize making and maintaining friendships. Our play-based activities foster an ideal learning environment for children ages 7-10 to practice targeted skills. 

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PEERS® Connections

Our PEERS® groups are a great fit for preteens, teens, and young adults who are motivated to develop and maintain meaningful friendships.

This service is vendorized through Tri-Counties Regional Center.

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Bootcamps

Need help with a specific skill? On a time crunch? Our evidence-based curricula target specific skill areas with just a few sessions. Bootcamp ages vary based on topic and range from 2-24 years.

Friendship Club

Friendship club is an ongoing group for children ages 7-10. Our small groups meet weekly for 60 minutes and This emphasizes making and maintaining friendships through providing a safe and fun environment for learning and practicing skills.

 

Weekly sessions include time for social interaction with similar-age peers and cover a variety of important topics such as basic conversation skills, flexible thinking, perspective taking, sportsmanship, and problem solving. Offered in-clinic or via Telehealth.

*Services may vary by location. For more information on groups, meeting times, etc. Please contact us directly.

PEERS® Connections

PEERS® for Teens

14-week social skills intervention for adolescents 14-17 with socioemotional challenges. Small groups meet once per week for 90 minutes. Parent training groups are taught concurrently.

 

Topics include:

Conversational skills

Electronic communication

Get togethers

Conflict resolution

and many more...

PEERS® for Preteens

Ongoing weekly social skills intervention for ages 10-14 with socioemotional challenges. Small groups meet once per week for 60 minutes. 

 

Topics include:

Conversational skills

Appropriate use of humor

Conflict resolution

Bullying

and many more...

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PEERS® for Young Adults

16-week social skills intervention for motivated young adults. Small groups meet once per week for 90 minutes. Social coach groups are taught concurrently.

 

Topics include:

Conversational skills

Dating

Conflict resolution

Social media

and many more...

*Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) was developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth A. Laugeson and Dr. Fred Frankel. It is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated individuals who want to learn the skills to develop meaningful relationships. During each group session, participants are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during various activities (e.g., conversation games, board games, etc.)   

*Offered in-clinic or via Telehalth. Services may vary by location. For more information on groups, meeting times, etc. Please contact Alli @  a.sangiacomo.sbi@gmail.com

 
 

Bootcamps

 

   Bootcamps are designed to teach evidence-based social skills to anyone interested in learning more. Our two-day camps are the ideal way to learn the same ecologically valid skills without the long-term commitment. Each bootcamp targets a specific skillset using didactic lessons, roleplay demonstrations, and behavioral rehearsals with trained social coaches.

Dating in the Digital Age

Dating in the Digital Age is a two day bootcamp is designed to teach young adults (18-24) evidence-based social skills as they relate to dating.

 

Topics include:

  • Conversational skills

  • Flirting

  • Accepting rejection

  • Ghosting

  • Online dating

  • And many more…

 

Attendees are presented with ecologically valid skills through didactic instruction, role-play demonstrations, and have the opportunity to practice the real world skills through behavioral rehearsal exercises.

Conflict resolution skills are a must. Our Bully-Proofing Bootcamp aims to teach adolescents aged 12-17 evidence-based social skills for handling interpersonal conflict while exploring the most effective ways to handle bullying.  

 

Topics include:

  • Physical bullying

  • Cyber bullying

  • Conflict resolution

  • Embarrassing feedback

  • Rumors and gossip

  • And more…

 

Attendees are presented with ecologically valid life skills through didactic instruction and role-play demonstrations; and have the opportunity to practice the real world skills through behavioral rehearsal exercises. 

Bully-Proofing Bootcamp

*Dates and times may vary by location.  Virtual bootcamps will consist of 4 live virtual sessions. Private pay only. For additional questions, please contact Alli @ a.sangiacomo.sbi@gmail.com.