PEERS® for Young Adults

PEERS® for Young Adults

PEERS® for Young Adults (Ages 19-29) is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults, who are interested in learning ways to help make and keep friends. During each group session, young adults are taught important social skills and practice these skills in session while receiving individualized coaching from a team of clinical staff and peer social coaches.

Parent participation is a crucial component of the PEERS® program.  Parents will be taught to be effective social coaches, aid in homework completion, support opportunities for peer interaction, and give guidance on interpersonal problem-solving. This will contribute to their young adult’s ability to develop and sustain lasting friendships. Parent groups run concurrent with young adult groups at the same time and location. Parents must attend every session.

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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
  • Dating skills 

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Pre-requisites for Young Adults :

  • Between the ages of 19 – 29
  • Struggles with friendships
  • Can successfully learn in a small group environment
  • 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