Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERSĀ®) for Young Adults (Ages 18-35) is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults, who are interested in learning skills to make and keep friends and develop romantic relationships. During each group session, young adults are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills.
Parents/Carers of young adults also attend separate sessions with a social coach. Parents/Carers are taught how to assist young adults in making and keeping friends by providing feedback during weekly socialisation homework assignments.

Topics of Instruction:

  • Peers for young adultsHow to use appropriate conversational skills
  • How to choose appropriate friends
  • How to appropriately use electronic forms of communication
  • How to appropriately use humour and assess humour feedback
  • How to start, enter, and exit conversations between peers
  • How to organize successful get-togethers with friends
  • How to be a good sport when playing games and/or sports with friends
  • How to develop romantic relationships and use appropriate dating etiquette
  • How to handle arguments and disagreements with friends and in relationships
  • How to handle rejection, teasing, bullying, and rumours/gossip
  • How to change an unwanted reputation

What are the participation requirements?

  • The young adult is experiencing friendship problems
  • The young adults aged between 18-35 years
  • The young adult has some literacy skills, that is, at least has graduated from secondary school
  • The young adults must be interested in attending the program and agrees to participate voluntarily
  • The young adults must consistently attend the program
  • The young adults must have a consistent social coach (e.g., a parent or support worker) willing to attend the program

Please fill in the form below to express your interest.