Peers

Does your teen want to learn how to make and keep friends? Then the PEERS program is for you!

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 14-week evidence-based social skill intervention program split into two blocks. During each group session, teens are taught the social skills required for making friends and given a chance to practice these skills.

During PEERS, parents 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 teens will learn about include:

  • How to start, enter and exit conversations between peers
  • How to organise successful get-togethers with friends
  • How to be a good sport when playing games/sports with friends
  • How to handle arguments and disagreements with friends and in relationships
  • How to handle rejection, teasing, bullying, rumours/gossip, and cyberbullying

Age group:

12-18 years

Information:

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

This group is appropriate for teens who want to learn how to make and keep friends including teens with:

  • High functioning Autism / Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anger management difficulties
  • Other general challenges with friendships, teamwork, conversations or staying calm

Cost:

$59.76 per hour

Contact:

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