Forging Friendships is a social skills group offered by the Disability Support Services Office that provides a comprehensive approach to integrating into social life on campus. This group is based on the PEERS for young adults program and focuses on helping students who are interested in making and keeping friends and/or developing romantic relationships.

Students enrolled in Forging Friendships will meet once a week for an hour and a half to discuss topics that include conversational skills, dating skills, and finding groups on campus to build friendships while engaging in common interests. Students in the group learn these skills through didactice lessons and role playing. In addition to group meetins, students will meet with a peer mentor to practice these skills outside the group.

Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to attend Forging Friendships. Students interested in Forging Friendships must be committed to consistently attending the group. Meetings are planned for Monday nights and will be held virtually on Google Hangouts for the Fall 2020 semester and/or until further notice.

If you are interested in joining, please reach out to 07vankampen@cua.edu for more information.