PEERS® Social Skills for Adolescents

PEERS® for adolescents is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens between the ages of 12 and 17 who are interested in making and keeping friends and/or handling conflict and rejection.

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Next group starts: Fall 2022

Group runs for: 14 weeks 

When: Thursdays; 6 - 7:30 

Cost: $80/week (for both teen and parent) 

Location: Zoom and/or the Ajax Community Centre

*in person option is dependent on enrollment 

Learn more about PEERS® groups and if they'd be the right fit for you.

Teens and parents attend 14-weekly group sessions for 90-minutes per week.

Teens are taught social skills through didactic lessons and role-play demonstrations, and practice these skills during group socialization activities.

Parents attend separate sessions simultaneously and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends. 

Parent (or alternative social coach) participation is required. 

​Adolescents will learn:

  • Developing and maintaining friendships

  • Conversation skills

  • Entering and exiting conversations

  • Electronic communication

  • Using humor appropriately

  • Organizing get-togethers

  • Being a good sport

  • Handling disagreements

  • Changing a bad reputation 

  • Handling teasing and bullying