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.

NEW TRAINING SEMINAR FOR EDUCATORS & PROFESSIONALS: How to Teach Friendship Skills to Children

Director: 
Fred Frankel