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Do you struggle with making and keeping friends?
Do you come across as awkward or nervous?
Do you want to build relationships at school and work but don't know how?
The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS), is an evidence-based social skills intervention program.
Through our PEERS classes, young adults will learn now to lessen social anxiety and improve their outcomes with this research based curriculum paired with the support of our trained Personal Development Professionals.
PEERS has a strong evidence-base for use with autism spectrum disorder, but is also appropriate for, adolescents and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional problems.
PEERS differs from other social skills programs in that it is:
• Is structured like a class and not a therapy group
• Teaches social skills based on how socially successful individuals behave
• Breaks down social skills into understandable steps taught in an effective way
• Builds in the practice of skills in a “real life” setting and it teaches skills that transfer to home, school and the workplace.
Topics of Instruction:
• Starting and Maintaining Conversation
• Entering and Exiting Conversations
Learning to assess the interest of others
• Finding a Source of Friends
• Use Humor Appropriately
• Handling, teasing, rejection and direct or indirect bullying
• How to organize and have successful get-togethers
• Electronic Communication Safety, Rules and Etiquette
Handling arguments and disagreements
• Dating etiquette/skills