Since 1982, the UCLA Parenting & Children’s Friendship Program has helped thousands of families by teaching parents how to increase cooperation and giving children the skills to form meaningful friendships.

If you have a child with behavioral problems or a child who struggles in social situations, our experts are here to help.

Please see our program descriptions for more information about each program.

SERVICES:

  • Social Skills for Children: We offer a 12-week, parent assisted, evidence-based, social skills intervention for children in elementary school who need help making and keeping friends. For more information, please visit the Children’s Friendship Program section.
  • Parenting Classes for Children (2-12 years old): We offer a 10-week evidence-based program where parents will learn skills to increase their child’s cooperation, reduce conflict, and improve family harmony.  For more information, please visit the Parenting for Children (2-12 years old) section.
  • Parenting Classes for Teens (12.5-15.5 years old): We offer a 9-week evidence-based program for parents of teenagers who need skills to reduce family conflict and better understand teen development.  For more information, please visit the Parenting for Teens (12.5-15.5 years old) section.