The Peer Power Program is a peer training program designed for middle, high school, and higher education students, focusing on 8 core skills: Attending, Empathizing, Summarizing, Questioning, Genuineness, Assertiveness, Confrontation, and Problem Solving. Through a series of exercises, games, and self-awareness techniques, youth and adults involved in the program can gain the basic communication and mediation skills necessary to effectively help their peers.
Peer Power, Book One, Workbook brings the participating students through first of all understanding their role as a peer helper, understanding themselves based on much of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Asset Building Model. Next, it takes the participant through eight core skills. The last part of the book indicates strategies for implementing peer work into practice. These strategies include limits setting through ethical guidelines, taking care of themselves, conflict resolving skills and putting peer helping into action. The Workbook provides clear instructions for the skills-focused, guided exercises, in a format that is accessible and enjoyable for students in the Peer Power Program.
Table of Contents
List of Rating Scales. List of Rating Flow Sheets. Introductory Comments to the Trainee. Overview of Peer Helping Training Program. Roles of Peer Helpers. Unit A: Setting the Stage. Module 1: What is Peer Helping. Module 2: Understanding Yourself and Others. Module 3: Let's Look at Helping. Module 4: Communication Stoppers. Unit B: Developing Skills. Module 5: Attending Skill. Module 6: Empathy Skill. Module 7: Summarizing Skill. Module 8: Questioning Skill. Module 9: Genuineness Skill. Module 10: Assertiveness Skill. Module 11: Confrontation Skill. Module 12: Problem-solving Skill. Unit C: Implementing a Program. Module 13: Strategy Development. Strategy Development 1: Putting Peer Helping into Action. Strategy Development 2: Ethical Considerations in Peer Counseling/Peer Helping. Strategy Development 3: What Next? Additional Readings. About the Author.
"The purpose of this book is to clearly identify and explain the Peer Power program. The intended audience is adults who want to deliver a program either to young adults or teens. The workbook is intened for use in conjunction with Peer Power Book One....One of the highlights of this workbook is the helper responses. The various responses presented will trigger discussion within the group...Working as a mentor you can use the knowledge gained in Peer Power Book One and Peer Power Book One Workbook and hone your skills." - Dr. DeeAnne Vonde, The Peer News