The Relationship Series: Friendship

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Social Skills & Sexuality
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Part #1: The Difference Between Strangers, Acquaintances, and Friends 

People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) may have difficulty differentiating between strangers, acquaintances or friends. This can cause frustration and might even lead to potentially dangerous situations. This video tape and training manual is designed to teach:

  • How to differentiate between strangers, acquaintances, and friends
  • The 5 most important qualities of a friend
  • The Do's and Don'ts when dealing with a stranger, an acquaintance, or a friend

Part #2: Becoming Acquaintances or Friends 

This segment will enable people with (I/DD) to better understand how to become an acquaintance or a friend while providing specific tips/techniques/skills. These people often have difficulty in meeting people and in defining their new relationships. This DVD carefully differentiates between an acquaintance and a friend. It also models how a relationship can move from being acquaintances to being friends.

Part #3: Being a Friend 

People with I/DD often experience conflict in relationships as well as in sustaining friendships. This segment will ask the viewers, through interactive exercises, to make sometimes difficult decisions regarding the relationships being viewed. Viewers will learn how to sustain their friendships, how to resolve problems, and, if necessary, how to terminate a friendship.