Social Skills Group: Ages 14 to 17
The BIG Social Boost
The PEERs social skills curriculum for adolescents ages 14 to 17 is a 16-week, dynamic and evidence-based program aimed at supporting teenagers in developing essential social and relationship skills. Specifically tailored for this age group, the curriculum focuses on empowering participants to navigate the unique challenges and opportunities they encounter during their high school years. With an emphasis on practical application, the PEERs curriculum equips students with the tools and strategies needed to enhance their social interactions and build meaningful connections. Through a combination of interactive exercises, group discussions, and real-life scenarios, participants develop crucial skills such as effective communication, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and self-advocacy. The program recognizes the importance of understanding and respecting individual differences, promoting inclusivity and empathy. It fosters the development of emotional intelligence, encouraging participants to recognize and regulate their own emotions while also considering the feelings of others. The PEERs curriculum for high school adolescents not only focuses on social skills development but also emphasizes self-confidence, self-esteem, and the promotion of positive self-image. Participants learn to navigate social challenges, handle peer pressure, and cultivate healthy relationships. By implementing the PEERs curriculum, high school students gain valuable skills that can positively impact their personal, academic, and future professional endeavors. The program empowers teenagers to thrive socially, fostering their overall well-being and preparing them for success in the ever-changing social landscape of high school and beyond.