Summary: This research brief explores the importance of friendships and peer relationships in healthy social emotional development."Children and teenagers benefit from the social and emotional support that friends offer, but they can also experience occasional social stressors and peer conflicts."
Source: Pepler D. and Bierman K., The Pennsylvania State University, December 5, 2018
Description: "This research brief highlights findings from recent studies on peer relationships in childhood and adolescence with a focus on both the positive and negative processes that shape social-emotional development. It summarizes what is known about effective social-emotional learning and social skill coaching programs that have proven effective in improving both individual skills and peer relationships in school settings."
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