The UCLA Parenting & Children's Friendship Program was founded in 1982 and has served over 2000 families.
We offer parent-assisted social skills group programs for children  in elementary school (beginning at end of 1st grade) who are having problems making and/or keeping friends. We also offer parent training/behavior modification programs for parents with children  (starting at age 2) and early adolescents  (age 12½-15½). Dates for upcoming courses are listed on our Program pages.
The UCLA Parenting & Children's Friendship Program staff train social work, psychology interns and psychiatry fellows as part of the regular UCLA training programs. We also offer specialized training seminars  for professionals/educators interested in implementing our interventions. In addition our staff may be available for presentations and workshops. To request information about training please contact us for additional information.