New Edition!

                                  PEER PROGRAMS

                                  An in depth look at PEER PROGRAMS:                                   Planning, Implementation, and                                                            Administration-Second Edition

                                  By Judith A. Tindall, Ph.D., and 
                                  David R. Black, Ph.D.

An overview of peer helping, PEER PROGRAMS explains the value of and techniques for helping non-professionals learn to help others one-on-one, in small groups and in groups of classroom size. Intended to be of use to those responsible for planning, implementing and/or administering peer programs, this text should also convince those who are not directly involved that peer helping is a worthwhile undertaking - reducing drug and alcohol abuse, dropouts, violence, and conflict, HIV and AIDS, pregnancy, stress and negative peer pressure. New features of this edition include:

  • updated rationale for peer programs

  • updated highlights from current evaluation

  • added professionalism-CPPE, Certified Program, Programmatic Standards, Rubric and others.

  • step-by-step guide of new and current programs

This book is an indespensible guide for learning important aspects of training peer helpers and as a resource book for a wide range of professional peer helpers, such as administrators, managers, teachers, counselors, ministers, religious educators, social workers, psychologists, human resource personnel and others in the helping professions.


An Open Letter to the Peer Program Professional
Peer Helping and it's Components
Why Peer Programs Now?
The Future of Helping
HIghlights of the Peer Resource Literature
Development of the PeerProgram Professional
Steps to a Successful Peer Program
Training Model and Procedures
Utilization of Peer Resources and Advanced Training
Evaluation of the Program
Building a Team
Programmatic Standards and Code of Ethics
Appendix A
Appendix B


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