ERIC Number: ED370045
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
CHAMPS II: A Peer Leadership Program for High School Students & Staff. Training Manual.
Epps, Patricia; Vallenari, Alison
CHAMPS Peer Leadership is a program designed to prepare school and community teams that can empower youth to take responsibility for themselves and to prevent abusive behaviors. Students who can set goals, build teams, communicate, take self-responsibility, possess self-esteem, and feel empowered, also have the capability to respond positively to life's challenges. This manual offers instructions on how to organize and sustain a CHAMPS II program, in which students learn during a retreat to support their peers and use peer pressure to bring about positive changes. The program may be broken down into three phases: (1) a professional two-day training for school staff/student teams; (2) the CHAMPS retreat; and (3) program implementation. The manual offers detailed instructions for each phase. Included are guidelines on team planning, staff and student selection, site selection, and orientation guides. The manual also provides specifics on the training of personnel and the types of activities to employ at the CHAMPS Retreat, as well as strategies on how to sustain the program. Tips are given on how to evaluate the program and supplemental materials offer program handouts which feature step by step instructions. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, High Schools, Peer Counseling, Peer Influence, Peer Teaching, Prevention, Secondary Education
CHAMPS Peer Leadership, Inc., 14425 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 400, Scottsdale AZ 85254-3449 ($49.95 each for 1-10 copies, $39.95 each for over 10 copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: CHAMPS Peer Leadership, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ.