Peers for Young Adults

Do you want to learn how to make and keep friends, and develop romantic relationships? Then the PEERS program might be for you!

PEERS for Young Adults is a 16-week evidence-based social skills program (split into two 7 week blocks). During each group session, young adults are taught the social skills required for making friends and given a chance to practice these skills.

Parents/carers are taught how to assist their kids in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during the practice tasks throughout the week.

The topics young adults will learn about include:

  • How to use appropriate conversational skills
  • How to choose appropriate friends
  • How to appropriately use electronic forms of communication
  • How to appropriately use humour and assess humour feedback
  • How to start, enter, and exit conversations between peers
  • How to organise successful get-togethers with friends
  • How to develop romantic relationships and use appropriate dating etiquette
  • How to handle sexual pressure
  • How to handle arguments and disagreements with friends and in relationships
  • How to handle rejection, teasing, bullying, and rumours/gossip

Parent/carers and young adult sessions are held at the same time but in different rooms. On the days with only a young adult session parents are not required to stay.

Age group:

19 - 35 years

Information:

This group is for any young adult who wants to learn how to make and keep friends.
A 30 min individual initial assessment is required before participating in the group.
The group is held over 16 sessions, 7 of which parents/carers are required to attend.
Each session lasts 90 mins.

Cost:

$59.76 per hour

Contact:

Email: enquiries@novita.org.au
Phone: 1300 668 482