PEERS Inspired Social Savvy Group for Teens

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  • AGES: Grades 7 – 12
  • DATES: 12 weeks, March 29, 2023 to June 14, 2023
  • LOCATION: #103-4181 Hastings Street, Burnaby BC, V5C 2J3
  • COST: $1,500.00


*Group intake nights will be held on February 21s and 22nd from 6pm – 7pm*

Social Skills Teaching

The Social Savvy Group for Teens, inspired by PEERS, is a 12-week program where teens can learn, discuss, and practice using important social skills to form and maintain healthy relationships, safely navigate the digital world, and build upon their self-advocating skills. This group is for middle and high school teenagers who are motivated to make new connections and maintain current ones. This program runs in a weekly, small-group setting, using techniques such as modeling, role playing, and natural environment teaching.

Parents: We want you, too!

Parent participation is a vital component of the PEERS model. There is a weekly parent group, run by a trained facilitator, in which caregivers learn to be effective social coaches for their child.

Additionally, parents will help their child complete weekly assignments (e.g. phoning a friend, hosting a get-together, etc).

Program Topics

Topics include how to:

  • Use appropriate conversation skills
  • Find common interests by tradinginformation
  • Handling rejection, teasing, and bullying
  • Choosing appropriate friends
  • Consent
  • Healthy relationships
  • Setting boundaries
  • Crushes and dating
  • Getting out of unsafe situations
  • Navigating social media

Are you interested in learning to make and keep friends? If so, this group is for you!

PEERS Questionnaire

***This is not a behaviour intervention program, as its main focus is social skills development.  Group placement is determined by clinicians after the group intake.  Acceptance into the program is not guaranteed.

For more information, or to request an intake package, please contact Joseph Carpenter, Business Manager, at or call the office at 604-232-4122.