PEERS© in the Valley, Social Skills Class for Pre-teens, Teens and Caregivers

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Monday, October 19
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Central Heights Church
1661 McCallum Rd
Abbotsford

  • Social Skills in the Valley
  • 778-232-2018
  • socialinthevalley@gmail.com
  • 1,500

Speech-Language Therapist, Rosslyn Delmonico and Special Educator, Shelley Lazarus are excited to present PEERS in a Socially-Distanced Classroom Setting

UCLA PEERS Clinic 
Social Skills Group for Pre-Teens and Teens 

PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills) is a 12-week evidence-based social language intervention program for motivated preteens, teens and young adults who are interested in learning ways to keep and build friendships.

For the Learners
During each small group session, students are taught important social skills and are provided with opportunities to practice these skills through fun and engaging activities (i.e. role plays, board games). Weekly homework assignments are given to provide learners with the opportunity to practice their social skills in real-life situations.

For the Parents and Social Coaches
As parents, you play a vital role in supporting your child during the PEERS training. In our weekly parent groups, valuable coaching techniques will be provided so that you can support your teen in making and
keeping friends. Our meetings which run at the same time as the teen sessions, will equip you in helping
your child with the weekly homework assignments (i.e. hosting a get-together, phoning a friend).
Topics will
include:
• How to find common topics of interest through trading information
• How to be effective in the role of speaker or listener in a two-way conversation
• How to navigate through the world of electronic communication
• How to choose appropriate friends
• How to use humor appropriately
• How to enter and exit conversations
• How to be a good sport
• How to make phone calls with friends
• How to be a good host during get-togethers
• How to handle arguments and disagreements
• How to change a bad reputation
• How to handle teasing, rumors and gossip
• How to handle rejection and bullying (physical and cyber bullying)

Pre-requisite Requirements
✓ Learners who are struggling with making and keeping
friends
✓ Learner must be interested in attending the program
✓ Teens must agree to participate in the program voluntarily
Please Note: Regular attendance is imperative. Social Coach Participation is required

Cost
$1,500. AFU approved, Extended Medical applicable

PEERS© in the Valley, Social Skills Class for Pre-teens, Teens and Caregivers

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