ERIC Number: ED346395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Becoming a Friendly Helper: A Handbook for Student Facilitators. A Leadership Training Program for Young Students.
Myrick, Robert D.; Bowman, Robert P.
This book provides a sequence of organized training sessions and activities designed to prepare students for such helping roles as student assistant, tutor, special friend, and small group leader. The first of the handbook's seven chapters provides an introduction to friendly helpers, describes helping characteristics, and presents an overview of the book. The second chapter focuses on listening skills. Looking at the person who is talking, paying attention to the person's words, being aware of the person's feelings, and saying something that shows you are listening are discussed. In the third chapter, three helpful responses are examined. Information is presented about asking open questions, clarifying and summarizing ideas, and focusing on the other person's feelings. The fourth chapter addresses problem-solving. A five-step problem-solving model is presented. The fifth chapter focuses on giving feedback. A three-part model is presented which can be used with students and adults. Complimenting and confronting others is discussed. The sixth chapter focuses on self-awareness and learning how to help others take a closer look at themselves. The physical self, beliefs and attitudes, skills and abilities, and the self with others are discussed. The seventh and last chapter focuses on various ways of becoming a friendly helper. Questions facilitators have asked, making a difference, and student facilitator merit awards are discussed. (LLL)
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Elementary School Students, Feedback, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Listening Skills, Peer Counseling, Problem Solving, Self Concept
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($5.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CG 024 303-305.