ERIC Number: ED370047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
CHAMPS: Peer Leadership Program. Training Manual.
Vallenari, Alison; Epps, Pat
CHAMPS Peer Leadership is a program for the prevention of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, and other negative behaviors and issues facing children. The program asks children to take responsibility for themselves and make positive changes in their schools and communities. Students who have 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, as well as strategies on how to sustain the program. Tips are offered on how to evaluate the program and supplemental materials feature handouts which offer step by step instructions. (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, 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.