PEERS® for Adolescents

Author: University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Published On: 09/13/2022

Is your teen with NF1 interested in improving peer relationships? 

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Minnesota are examining the effectiveness of a telehealth group for improving peer relationships for teens with NF1. PEERS® for Adolescents is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in learning skills for making and keeping friends, handling conflict and rejection. Teens are taught social skills through didactic lessons and role-play demonstrations, and practice these skills during online interactive activities.

Currently, researchers are seeking 12-17 year olds with NF1 who are interested in participating. Study participants must be joined by a parent/caregiver. Teens and parents will be asked to complete a virtual intake session, attend 10 weekly telehealth sessions over Zoom for 90-minutes each week, and complete questionnaires after participation.

For questions about the study and how to join, please contact the researchers at or call 414-229-2586.

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