ERIC Number: ED383949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Peer Programs: An In-Depth Look at Peer Helping: Planning, Implementation, and Administration.
Tindall, Judith A.
The goal of this book is to provide a program designed to teach peer helping professionals a method and rationale for training peer helpers. Peer helping programs are a major delivery system of affective education or deliberate psychological education. Peer helping programs can provide prevention, intervention, and support systems for people. Strategies in this program are to give away helping and counseling skills and attitudes, or, more specifically, to teach helping skills to laypersons. This program will enable the trainer to teach interpersonal communication skills and techniques. The training will enable lay helpers to work with others in a variety of helping roles. The chapters include: (1) "An Open Letter to the Peer Helping Professional"; (2) "Peer Helping and its Components"; (3) "Why Peer Helping Now?; (4) "Changing Professional Helping Roles"; (5) "Bringing You Up to Date: Recent Studies in Peer Helping"; (6) "Development of the Peer Helping Professional"; (7) "Steps to a Successful Peer Helping Program"; (8) "Training Model and Procedures"; (9) "Utilization of Peer Helpers and Advanced Training"; (10) "Evaluation of the Program"; (11) "Building a Team"; and (12) "Programmatic Standards and Codes of Ethics." Appendices include: (1) a pretest and posttest positive values continuum; (2) sample training for junior and high school students; (3) additional questions to use when interviewing prospective peer helpers; (4) peer facilitator trainee self-rating sheet; and (5) interviewer rating sheet of prospective peer helper. Includes a list of 64 additional readings and 247 references. (BF)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Helping Relationship, Peer Counseling, Peer Relationship, Prevention, Program Design, Self Destructive Behavior, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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