ERIC Number: ED289014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Personal Safety in Cross-Cultural Transition. Training for Development. Peace Corps Information Collection & Exchange Training Manual No. T-3.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
This training packet contains materials for predeparture and in-country sessions for Peace Corps volunteers on personal safety and handling of difficult situations. It is divided into three units. Unit 1 includes predeparture and in-country sessions that focus on personal safety issues. It is designed to increase awareness, develop strategies, and examine country-specific safety issues and how to handle difficult social situations. Unit 2 on rape and personal safety has a predeparture session to increase awareness and develop strategies for dealing with rape and an in-country session to make previous strategies country-specific and explore support for victims. Unit 3 is a design for a volunteer workshop on handling difficult situations and peer counseling. It explores current precautions used by volunteers, how they can more effectively handle difficult situations, and support of volunteers using techniques of peer counseling. Components for each session include behavioral objectives, time, teacher preparation, materials needed, procedures, content outline, and handouts. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.