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Mills, Ann S.; Vimalakanthan, Kiruthiha; Sivapalan, Shivajan; Shanmugalingam, Neshanth; Weiss, Jonathan A. – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021
Peer volunteers have been found to be effective in delivering psychosocial interventions when they come from the same culture and share similar experiences as participants. We examined the clinical utility (feasibility and preliminary effectiveness) of a community-based, manualized, peer-delivered group counselling program to address the need for…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Parents
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Güvendir, Emre; Kocabiyik, Oya Onat; Dündar, Sinem – International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 2020
This mixed methods study examined the influence of cognitive behavioral approach based counsellor trainee support on prospective English teachers' public speaking anxiety and foreign language speaking anxiety in the class setting. The participants of the study included sixteen third-year prospective English teachers. Both quantitative and…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Public Speaking
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Dunn, Allison L.; Moore, Lori L. – Journal of Leadership Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the learning experienced by second-year undergraduate students serving as peer mentors to first-year students within a leadership-themed living-learning community. A basic qualitative approach was used, with data collected from semi-structured interviews conducted with participants at the…
Descriptors: Peer Counseling, Peer Teaching, Leadership, Living Learning Centers
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Britland, Joanne – International Journal of ePortfolio, 2019
This case study looks at the implementation of an extracurricular program, the ePortfolio Peer Consultants (ePPC) peer-mentoring technology group, as a part of an ePortfolio project at the University of Virginia and its impact on the development of ePortfolio skill sets. Specifically, we seek to understand if and how the participation in this…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Portfolios (Background Materials), Electronic Publishing, Consultation Programs
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Rhodes, Scott D.; Alonzo, Jorge; Mann-Jackson, Lilli; Song, Eunyoung Y.; Tanner, Amanda E.; Garcia, Manuel; Smart, Benjamin D.; Baker, Logan S.; Eng, Eugenia; Reboussin, Beth A. – Health Education Research, 2020
The Latinx population in the United States is disproportionately affected by HIV. Our community-based participatory research partnership developed, implemented and evaluated a Spanish-language peer navigation intervention designed to increase HIV testing and condom use among social networks of immigrant Spanish-speaking Latinx gay, bisexual and…
Descriptors: Peer Counseling, Intervention, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Prevention
Plaskett, Sean; Bali, Diksha; Nakkula, Michael J.; Harris, John – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Transitioning from high school to college can be a formidable challenge, especially for students who are the first in their family to attend college (first-generation) and/or are from low-income backgrounds. The authors' qualitative investigation of a college mentoring program illuminates the potential value of relatable peer mentors in helping…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Students, First Generation College Students, Transitional Programs
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Peregrina-Kretz, Diliana; Seifert, Tricia; Arnold, Christine; Burrow, Jeffrey – Higher Education Research and Development, 2018
Utilizing an ecological model as a framework, we analyze the role of peers as connectors between an array of microsystems within a student's post-secondary experience. We examine data from 128 student focus group participants from four colleges and eight universities in Ontario, Canada and conclude that peer interactions, both formal and informal,…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Peer Influence, Peer Counseling, Coaching (Performance)
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Ravichandran, Swathi; Kretovics, Mark; Kirby, Kara; Ghosh, Ankita – Journal of International Students, 2017
Since 2000, there has been a 72% increase in the number of international students attending US institutions of higher education. The increase, specifically of international graduate students, has brought to light the writing challenges experienced by this population of students. This study explored specific writing challenges experienced by…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Writing Strategies, English (Second Language)
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Puckett, Kathleen; Mathur, Sarup R.; Zamora, Roxanne – Journal of International Special Needs Education, 2017
This study examined the effects of instruction, delivered in a special education classroom, to improve classroom behaviors and support the emergence of social skills in an inclusive classroom for two fourth grade male students with behavioral concerns. The intervention consisted of peer mentoring, interactive social narratives, video modeling and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Special Education, Interpersonal Competence, Inclusion
Hutchinson, Anika L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The impact of peer-leadership programs on undergraduate students has been studied since the inception of higher education. Programs such as peer-mentoring, peer-counseling, and peer-advising are regularly used within the college environment as there are proven benefits to both student leaders and mentees. However, there is limited content on…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Peer Counseling, Action Research, Mixed Methods Research
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Lynch, R. Jason – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Secondary Traumatic Stress has been described as "the stress resulting from helping or wanting to help a traumatized or suffering person" (Figley, 1999, p. 10). College resident assistants often serve as first-responders to students who have experienced traumatic life events such as severe mental illness, substance abuse, sexual…
Descriptors: Trauma, Stress Variables, Anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Zeller, William J. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2017
Recent trends in higher education have called for renewed vitality in the connections between the in-class and out-of-class experiences. This movement has sparked increased interest in the interactions students have with each other, with instructional faculty, and with Student Affairs professionals. This article describes how residential learning…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Personnel Workers, Partnerships in Education, College Faculty
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Freed, Jennifer; Lowenstein, Melissa – Childhood Education, 2017
Since 2013, AHA! (Attitude. Harmony. Achievement) has trained over 300 AHA! Peace Builder youth at six area schools in Santa Barbara, California. These young people have conducted outreach to more than 5,000 additional peers, family members, and community members via Connection Circles, which they led during class, between classes, at AHA! Peace…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Conflict Resolution, Student Leadership, Training
Colleges Ontario, 2017
Providing effective support for mental health challenges is one of the most pressing issues on post-secondary campuses today. Throughout Ontario, colleges and universities have made mental wellness a priority. But this has created escalating pressures on institutions whose core mandate is to provide higher education and training. It is time for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Health, Wellness, Higher Education
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Winhusen, T.; Theobald, J.; Lewis, D.; Wilder, C. M.; Lyons, M. S. – Health Education Research, 2016
Individuals with opioid use disorder experiencing a non-fatal opioid-overdose (OOD) are at heightened risk for future OODs; there are no interventions to facilitate treatment enrollment for these patients. Our goal was to develop and initially test the "tailored telephone intervention delivered by peers to prevent recurring…
Descriptors: Intervention, Delivery Systems, Peer Counseling, Prevention
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