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ERIC Number: ED055298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 7
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The Rap Room -- A University Peer Counseling Center.
Torney, D. J.
The Rap Room, as described in this report, is a 24-hour, 7-day-a-week, drop-in center for troubled students. Peer rather than professional help is available to students worried about personal, academic or financial problems. Three major intentions are discussed: (1) to give students an alternative to professional counseling; (2) to offer training to students who wish to help others; and (3) to make contact with the University Counseling Center available 24 hours a day. The recruitment, training, and functions of volunteers are described. Widespread use has been made of the Rap Room, and its services greatly expanded to meet the need system of the student culture. Problems which remain center around volunteers who miss shifts or give advice when they should be listening. In general, the volunteers are pleased with the work which has been done. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Waterloo Univ. (Ontario).