What is PEERS?
PEERS (Program for the Enrichment and Education of Relational Skills) is an evidence-based social skills program for secondary students. The instruction of this 16-week curriculum focuses on the skills related to making and keeping friends and managing peer conflict and rejection. This intervention was developed at UCLA by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson and is available in two different models; one can be used in school settings with students and one for a clinic model to support adolescents and their parents.
Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson from the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) provides trainings on becoming a PEERS certified provider. For more information on when trainings are offered, click here.
PEERS in Delaware
The DNEA offers instruction on the PEERS manual periodically throughout the year as well as implementation support to PEERS groups. Check out our training calendar for upcoming sessions.
For more information on DNEA and PEERS please contact Susan Veenema at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-831-0140.