ERIC Number: ED163374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Peer Counselor Project: Women Helping Women. Final Report.
An experimental program is described which was designed to train non-urban housewives for paid employment as paraprofessional peer counselors. A flow chart traces the origin of the project back to 1969, when the future project director recognized the mental health needs of a variety of non-urban housewives of all ages. The resulting peer counselor training program is described in detail, including funding and institutional support, rationale and objectives, staff and consultants, selection of trainees, and program design. The extensive evaluation information includes sections on the program's effects on trainees and on staff. Issues and questions raised by the project are listed and discussed, and a summary and future recommendations conclude the publication. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
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