PEERS Social Skills Group


Dates & Availability:


The next program begins on Sept. 9, 2019. Enrollment is limited. Regular attendance is imperative. Parent participation is required.

To learn more or enroll, please call our office, 757.689.0334

What is it?

The UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS) is an evidenced based social skills training intervention program for adolescents and young adults.

PEERS is a 12-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle school or high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during real play activities (e.g. playing sports, board games, etc.).

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

This program is offered throughout the country but REBOOT is the ONLY place in Hampton Roads to offer it.

Who is it for?

This program can help teens and young adults with:

  • Autism spectrum disorders;

  • ADHD;

  • Anxiety and/or depression;

  • Other socioemotional problems

Topics of Discussion

  • 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 handle rumors and gossip

  • How to be a good host during get-togethers

  • How to make phone calls to friends

  • How to choose appropriate friends

  • How to be a good sport

  • How to handle arguments and disagreements

  • How to change a bad reputation

To learn more or enroll, please call our office, 757.689.0334