PEERS® for Adolescents is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school
who are interested in learning new ways of making and keeping friends. This internationally acclaimed program, used in
over 35 countries, was originally developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson.
During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities. Parents attend separate sessions at the same time and are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by helping to expand their teen’s social network and providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.
PEERS® may be appropriate for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression or other social and behavioural disorders.
*Parent participation is required.
Teens will learn how to:
• Use appropriate conversational skills
• Use humor appropriately
• Use electronic communication
• Enter & exit conversations
• Be a good host during get-togethers
• Be a good sport
• Handle arguments and disagreements
• Change a bad reputation
• Handle rumors and gossip
• Handle rejection, teasing and bullying
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Program: January 9- April 24
Time: 9:ooam - 10:30am (children session)
10:45 am -12:15 pm (Parent session)
Cost: $1600 (14 classes for students + 14 classes for parents)
*BC Autism Funding can be used for this program
Interested parents and teen will receive a 15 minute free screening and will attend a 1 hour intake meeting. Both parents and teen must be present in this meeting. These will take place online via Zoom.
For questions and inquiries, please email Sally at