ERIC Number: ED344133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Greeks Assisting Greeks (G.A.G). Training Manual.
This training manual, intended for use by college students to learn peer counseling techniques, contains four sections. The first section provides an introduction to peer counseling. Effective therapeutic communication, solving a problem, basic counseling techniques, communicating styles, and the limitations of peer counseling are discussed. The second section contains information and strategies for counseling those with problems related to alcohol and drugs. Diagnosis of chemical dependence and chemical abuse are discussed, and traits are listed to help the peer counselor identify behaviors. Substance abuse is also discussed as it relates to a group's collective behavior. Information is provided for confronting an abuser, and for contacting local support groups and treatment facilities. Information also is presented for ways to avoid over-indulgence and development of an alcohol problem. The third section looks at the problems of suicide and depression. Recognizable signs and symptoms of depression are delineated. Strategies are presented for handling a depressed individual. Four types of danger signals for suicide are examined, and ways to prevent suicide from occurring are discussed. The fourth section deals with rape, date rape, and sexual assault. The problem is described, and warning signs are provided for prevention education. Attitudes that males need to change, and attitudes that females need to portray are listed. Three phases of date rape are identified and discussed. The concept of rape trauma is defined and information is provided for working with a rape victim. (LLL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A