PEERS® Social Skills for Adolescents
PEERS® for adolescents is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens between the ages of 11 and 17 who are interested in making and keeping friends and/or handling conflict and rejection.
Teens and parents attend 14-weekly group sessions.
Teens are taught social skills through didactic lessons and role-play demonstrations, and practice these skills during group socialization activities.
Following each 90-minute lesson, teens will have the opportunity to participate in unstructured social time with access to video games, board games and snacks.
Parents attend separate sessions on Tuesdays and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends.
Parent (or alternative social coach) participation is highly recommended
Adolescents will learn:
Developing and maintaining friendships
Entering and exiting conversations
Using humor appropriately
Being a good sport
Changing a bad reputation
Handling teasing and bullying
Both groups are facilitated by Certified PEERS® Providers and a BCBA
Next Teen Groups starts:
Group runs for: 14 weeks
When: Wednesdays 6 - 8 pm
Cost: $90/week ($1,260)
Location: To be determined
**Parent participation is highly recommended**
When: Live on Tuesdays 6-7:30 pm
Cost: $30/week ($420)