BHW is a UCLA PEERS Certified Provider
The UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS) is a manualized, social skills training intervention initiative for adolescents and young adults. It has a strong evidence base for use with teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) but is also appropriate for teens and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional challenges.
PEERS is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention program for motivating teens in middle school or high school who are interested in learning new ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice them in session during real play activities (e.g. playing sports, board games, etc.).
Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments. To solidify the concepts learned, this program requires parent participation and regular attendance.