Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (Aged 18-22)

Study Detail

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS) for Young Adults is a FREE 14-week caregiver-assisted social skills training intervention for transitional youth ages 18-22 years of age who are interested and motivated to learn how to better develop and maintain social relationships. During each group session young adults will learn specific social skills and will be given opportunity to practice these skills through social activities. Caregivers will attend sessions in parallel with young adults, but in a separate group, and will receive instruction on how to better support their young adults in learning, solidifying and generalizing their newly learned skills in everyday life.

Topics of instruction include:

  • Conversational skills, humor, electronic communication, and peer entry skills
  • Handling teasing, bullying, rumors, gossip, and bad reputations
  • Handling arguments and disagreements with peers
  • Good sportsmanship and having appropriate get-togethers with friends

More information:

www.semel.ucla.edu/peers/young-adults

Review and Approval
Renewal Date: 
2010, June 30