Friendships & Relationships

The development of friendships as a social skill refers to the ability to form and maintain positive, meaningful, and mutually satisfying relationships with others. It involves a series of social and emotional competencies that individuals acquire and refine over time. Healthy friendships and relationships are characterized by several key qualities including but not limited to, setting and respecting boundaries and utilizing the social interaction skills under global focus areas (domains) such as being flexible, self advocating, compromising and resolving conflicts.