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Coming up in January at The Family and Child Support Center

09 January, 2023

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a social skills training intervention developed at UCLA to support individuals who have social challenges and difficulty with peer interactions and relationships.

The course aims to help children and parents improve their social skills when interacting with different peers and in different social situations. The PEERS® Program emphasizes live practice with continual close guidance from parents and coaches. The program focuses on promoting real-world practice each week and helps parents to provide effective support for developing social skills at home.

Course details 

Program: PEERS®  
Audience: For parents who would like their children to further develop their social skills. The program is aimed at young people in grade 5 through to grade 9.
Facilitators: Dr. Paul O’Callaghan and Helen Wells 

Time and Venue:

  • Sessions will start January 24. There will be 1 session per week for children/young people to attend and 1 session per week for parents to attend.
  • Sessions for children/young people will take place on a Tuesday between 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. 
  • Sessions for parents will take place on a Tuesday 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. (sessions with parents could take place on Zoom if preferred). The venue for sessions will be room K115 at the FCSC. This program may be split into two 6-week blocks depending on parent preference.

Places and Total Cost: Maximum of 6 families. 1000 SAR per family for total of 12 sessions. 

To register your interest in this program, please complete the following PEERS® Registration Form

‘Head Start, Reading Smart’ – Six-Week Home Literacy Parent Training Course

Do you have older kids who have found reading difficult? Is there a family history of reading or language difficulties? Do you feel your child could benefit from early home reading support? If so, come to The Family and Child Support Center (FCSC) for a six-week home literacy course.  

This course is designed to coach parents to support reading at home. You will also receive a home kit to use between sessions to support your child’s reading skill development at home. 

The sessions are interactive and use videos and role-plays to teach letter-sound knowledge and blending. It is facilitated by parents who have used the program before and is most appropriate for parents of children who do not yet know all their letter sounds or know how to blend.  

Note: Places are limited. Please register your interest with this form: Head Start Reading Smart

Course details 

Program: Head Start, Reading Smart (based on the Read, Write Inc. Phonics Program) 

Audience: Parents of children aged 3+ with a family history of language/reading difficulties 

Time/Venue: 6 weekly sessions starting Monday, January 16, 2023, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the FCSC, Family Room  

Total cost: 300 SAR per family (includes a parent kit with all the resources needed at home)  

Attendance: Ideally both parents attend sessions. Expectation is one parent attends every session  

If you have any specific questions, please reach out directly to the FCSC:  

Kind regards,
The FCSC Team