ERIC Number: ED370046
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
CHAMPS: Peer Leadership Program for Middle School Students. Training Manual.
Epps, Patricia; Vallenari, Alison
CHAMPS Peer Leadership is a program designed to prepare school and community teams to empower youth to take responsibility for themselves and to prevent abusive behaviors. Students who master process skills such as goal setting, team building, communication, self-responsibility, self-esteem, and empowerment, also have the capability to respond positively to life's challenges. This manual offers instructions on how to organize and sustain a CHAMPS program, in which kids support their peers and use peer pressure to bring about positive changes. The program may be broken down into three phases: (1) Staff Preparation Training; (2) CHAMPS Day, with details on student training; 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 on CHAMPS Day--where the students learn to model positive peer skills--as well as strategies on how to sustain the program. Tips are given on how to evaluate the program and supplemental materials feature program handouts which offer step by step instructions. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Intermediate Grades, Peer Counseling, Peer Influence, Peer Teaching, Prevention
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.