ERIC Number: ED347410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Youth Helping Youth: A Handbook for Training Peer Facilitators.
Myrick, Robert D.; Erney, Tom
This handbook provides information on starting a peer facilitator program. The first nine chapters parallel those in the student manual and provide practical suggestions and ideas to consider as students explore the concept or skill being studied. Activities are also included with each chapter. The 9 of 15 chapters cover these topics: (1) peers as helpers; (2) human behavior and interpersonal relationships; (3) attentive listening; (4) the facilitative responses; (5) facilitative feedback: praising and confronting; (6) responsible decision-making; (7) assessing self and others; (8) getting ready to help others; and (9) problem moments. The last six chapters focus on organization and building a support base. A checklist to help programs is presented which includes a description of the selection process and a program calendar. Field experiences for peer facilitators are described. The paraprofessional movement and the peer facilitator movement are discussed. The book closes with a discussion of the trainer as facilitator and learner. References for trainers and a bibliography are included. (ABL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Communication Skills, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Relationship, Leadership Training, Peer Counseling, Program Development
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($8.95).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For student's manual, see CG 024 339.