PEERS® for Teens

PEERS® for Teens

PEERS® for Teens is a 14 week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated high school students who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session teens are taught important social skills through instruction, live demonstrations by trained coaches, and extensive practice of these skills while receiving individualized coaching from our clinical staff.

Parents attend weekly parent sessions where they are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.

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Topics of Instruction :

  • How to use appropriate conversational skills
  • How to find common interests by trading information
  • How to appropriately use humor
  • How to enter and exit conversations between peers
  • How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying
  • How to be a good host during get-togethers
  • How to choose appropriate friends
  • How to be a good sport
  • How to handle arguments and disagreements
  • How to deal with peer pressure

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Pre-requisites for Teens :

  • Between the ages of 14 – 18
  • Struggles with friendships
  • Is emotionally and behaviorally regulated
  • Be able to speak in sentences
  • Motivated to participate in the program
  • Committed to regular attendance

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Call us at :

(847) 494-3188

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Email us at :

Peerschicago@gmail.com