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.