ERIC Number: ED346412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Leading a Friends Helping Friends Peer Program.
This manual is a guide for the adult learner who is developing and maintaining a peer counselor program. The first chapter presents an overview of peer counseling. The second chapter describes a model for a high school peer counseling program. Training, placements and programs, and a typical week's schedule are included. The third chapter presents goals and objectives of a peer counseling program and tips for getting started. The fourth chapter focuses on selection of peer counselors. Publicity and recruitment, applications, faculty memos, peer counselor evaluations, selection of finalists, notification of non-finalists, interviews, and peer counselor contracts are discussed. The fifth chapter focuses on training. This chapter is divided among three training areas: helper development, skills development, and topic development. Topics covered include suicide prevention and intervention, alcoholism, divorce, stepfamilies, dreams, teenage pregnancy and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), family violence, and stress management. The sixth chapter focuses on programs. The support group program is described which is facilitated by a peer counselor, operates with a rotating schedule during the school day, and uses an open system for group membership. Individual referrals, the special friends program, junior high/high school special placement programs, and classroom presentations are discussed. The seventh chapter examines evaluation for the support group, special friend, and special placement programs. (LLL)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Counselor Training, Helping Relationship, High School Students, High Schools, Peer Counseling, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Counseling
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For peer counselors' manual, see CG 024 322.