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Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session teens are taught important social skills and given the opportunity to practice with their peers. Parents are simultaneously taught how to coach and advocate for their teen in the community.

The curriculum developed by University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) covers the following topics:

Conversational Skills
Choosing Appropriate Friends
Appropriate Use of Humor
Entering a Conversation
Exiting a Conversation
Hosting Get-Togethers
Demonstrating Good Sportsmanship
Responding to Teasing and Embarassing Feedback
Responding to Bullying and Bad Reputations
Handling Disagreements
Responding to Rumors and Gossip