PEERS ® Group for Teens
Our PEERS® group is a 14-week program based off UCLA’s PEERS® model. Some topics include using appropriate conversation skills, handling rejection, teasing and bullying, choosing appropriate friends, navigating social media, and how to handle arguments or disagreements. In addition, parents are strongly encouraged to participate in the group parent training to learn strategies to promote and generalize socialization strategies taught to the adolescents. Our PEERS® group is offered on Thursdays from 6-7:30pm.
*Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) was developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth A. Laugenson and Dr. Fred Fankel. It is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle school or 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 real play activities (e.g., playing sports, board games, etc.)