3rd Edition

Peer Power, Book Two
Workbook: Applying Peer Helper Skills

ISBN 9780415962346
Published November 13, 2008 by Routledge
416 Pages

USD $47.95

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Book Description

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.

Picking up where Book One left off, the Peer Power, Book Two: Workbook brings the participating students through a series of Modules, focusing on how to apply the core skills learned in the first half of the program in real life situations. This volume covers topics such as drugs and alcohol abuse, taking care of you through stress management, leadership training, tutoring, group work, enhancing sexual health, disordered eating, suicide prevention, coping with loss, highway traffic safety, bullying reduction, mentoring, crisis management, character education, problem gambling prevention, and tobacco prevention.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Modules: Drugs and Alcohol Abuse – Intervention and Prevention. Stress Management – Taking Care of You! Leadership Training. Peer Helping through Tutoring. Peer Helping through Group Work/Peer Education. Eating Disorder – Prevention and Intervention. Peer Helping through Mentoring. Peer Helping through Highway Traffic Safety. Suicide Prevention. Coping with Loss. Peer Helping through Bullying Reduction. Peer Helping through Reducing Sex-related problems. Peer Helping through Advocating for Safer, Healthier Environments. Comments on Self-evaluation. Self-evaluation for the Peer Counselor/Helper. Additional Reading. Filmstrips. About the Author.

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"Dr.Tindall provides the reader an in-depth understanding of such issues as drug and alcohol abuse, stress management, tutoring, eating disorders, suicide prevention, coping with loss, bullying reduction, problem gambling, and youth tobacco issues. Whether the reader is working in group settings with adults to address any of these topics or is just interested in knowing more about any of the topics, this workbook is the place to find all of the answers...Whether you are working with visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learners, you will have all the tools you need." - Dr. DeeAnne Vonde, The Peer News