Independent Living, self-esteem, negative correlation with depression and anxiety on the other hand rejection is positively correlated with depression, anxiety, and other problems later in life performance, increased substance abuse.
The story of a 14-year old suicidal teenage who had been through multiple hospitalizations and extensive peer rejection. He went through the PEERS program, graduated high school, and moved from California to Florida to successfully complete his college degree. He joined fraternity, made friends, dated, and is now working.
Randomized control trial studies have shown increased social responsiveness, increased social awareness, increased social cognition, increased social motivation, and increase social engagement 1 to 5 years post completion of the program.
The program also has research partners and has been translated in 30 different countries. The findings are all almost exactly the same as those in the United States.
“Research shows we are all are similar than we are different” Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson
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