ERIC Number: ED347412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Peervention: Training Peer Facilitators for Prevention Education.
Myrick, Robert D.; Folk, Betsy E.
This book introduces students to the helping relationship and appropriate methods of responding to others through a variety of experiential training activities. The first chapter discusses the need for peer facilitators. The peer facilitator movement is traced to the 1970s, and the power of peer relationships is described. Four basic helping roles and the nature of learning and changing are examined. The second chapter focuses on helping and enhancing relationships. Building and maintaining relationships and six facilitative conditions are explored. The third chapter addresses awareness of self and others. The nature of self, self-disclosure, and strategies for change are discussed. The fourth chapter discusses attentive listening and observing. Communication skills, the art of listening and observing, and four steps to careful listening are explored. The fifth chapter discusses the art of responding. High facilitative responses and low facilitative responses are described. The sixth chapter discusses decision making and problem solving. The seventh chapter discusses stages of the helping process, confidentiality and trust, and making referrals. The eighth through seventeenth chapters focus on prevention issues. Prevention of school disorientation, academic failure, depression and suicide, eating disorders, family distress, alcohol and drug abuse, body assault, sex-related problems, career indecision, and community unrest, are all addressed. The National Peer Helpers Association code of ethics for peer helpers is included. (LLL)
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Development, Interpersonal Relationship, Peer Counseling, Prevention, Secondary School Students, Student Problems
Educational Media Corporation, P.O. Box 21311, Minneapolis, MN 55421 ($13.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For training manual booklets, see CG 024 341.