ERIC Number: ED320085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Middle School Peer Counseling Curriculum.
Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL.
This document is a curriculum guide for a Peer Counseling course in the Orange County, Florida Public Schools system. The course, Peer Counseling, is an 18-week elective course for eighth graders which can be repeated as Peer Counseling II during the second semester of the year. The major emphasis of this course is to help students become more sensitive to the needs of their peers and to give these students the skills and attitudes to be more effective in helping their peers. The course is designed to develop the techniques of building friendships and reaching out to those who are lonely, shy, and in need of friends. It also teaches adolescent decision-making and problem solving skills. Guidelines are provided for setting up a program in the local school and managing the program in the local school. Training units are provided in peer counseling; communication skills; the helping relationship; learning about self; learning about others; and the family. Icebreakers, group process discussion starters, decision making activities, and peer project descriptions are provided. Program forms are included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL.
Note: For related documents, see CG 022 587-590.