Teen Social Skills

Fraser Teen Social Skills is a 16-week program for teens 13-18 interested in learning strategies to improve their social interactions. During each session, teens are taught important skills and given the opportunity to practice through group activities. This group is modeled after the evidence-based social skills intervention, Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®). Parents attend a separate session at the same time and are taught how to assist their teens in expanding their social network and to provide support throughout the program.

Teens will learn how to:

  • use appropriate conversational skills
  • find common interests
  • use humor appropriately
  • enter and exit conversations
  • handle rejection, teasing and bullying
  • be a good host
  • make phone calls to friends
  • handle arguments and disagreements

Locations

  • Fraser Anoka, Mondays 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (openings in May 2017)
  • Fraser Eden Prairie, Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. (openings in May 2017)
  • Fraser Bloomington , Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Payment/Funding: All major commercial health insurance plans, Medical Assistance and private pay are accepted. We are also able to provide limited services for uninsured Hennepin County residents. Clients may have financial responsibility for co-pays or deductibles. We encourage you to call your insurance company to find out what your benefits are for the services Fraser has recommended.

For more information, contact a Fraser intake coordinator at 612-767-7222 or email Chris.Emery@fraser.org

Success story

Understanding and Support

“Challenges peaked in the middle school years,” said his mother. “Sam saw the world in a very particular way, and he needed flexible teachers and mentors. With the Asperger’s diagnosis, we understood better how to support Sam.”

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