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Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a 16-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated adolescents in middle school or high school who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session, adolescents are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during socialization activities (e.g. playing sports, board games, etc.).


Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.


Enrollment is limited. Classes are on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at Cape Henlopen High Scool. Group instruction is provided in English. Regular attendance is imperative. Parent participation is required.


Group placement is determined by the clinician at intake appointment based on group dynamics. Please call 302-703-6332 or email to begin the enrollment process.

Topics of Instruction: 

  • How to use appropriate conversational skills

  • How to choose appropriate friends

  • How to appropriately use electronic forms of communication 

  • How to appropriately use humor and assess humor 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/sports with friends

  • How to handle arguments and disagreements with friends and in relationships

  • How to handle rejection, teasing, bullying, rumors/gossip, and cyber bullying

  • How to change a bad reputation 




What are the participation requirements?

  • Have friendship problems

  • Teens in middle school or high school

  • Teens must be interested in attending the program

  • Teens must agree to participate in the program voluntarily

  • Teens must consistently attend the program

  • Parent must be willing to participate


Application process:

  1. Call our office at 302-703-6332 to complete a 15-minute phone screen and subsequently receive an enrollment packet.

  2. Complete and return your enrollment packet.

  3. Come to Delaware Psychological Services (parent and teen) for a 2-hour intake appointment to determine if the PEERS program is appropriate for you and your teen.

Dates & Availability 

Duration: 16 weeks

Planned Days: Monday's 

Planned Frequency: 6:00-7:30 


The initial intake appointment is $135. We accept major insurances and self-pay.  

The full fee for group sessions is $100 per week (including both parent and teen groups). We accept major insurances and self-pay.  

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