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  • Peer Counsellor Journal (12.1) - Subscription Information
    educational purposes and additional copies may be obtained from the Editorial Office Readers are invited to submit news reviews articles notices of events or ideas for future issues to the address above The Journal is produced on a Macintosh IIci using WriteNow 4 0 and Pagemaker 6 0 and is pasted folded stuffed mailed and managed formerly by pizza eating chocolate loving volunteers who are now munching on twigs and

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  • Peer Counsellor Journal (12.2) - Surfing
    is meaningful to both You can maintain privacy or add or limit any number of participants to your discussions or chats At the same time the limits typically imposed by geography time schedules rank or status and financial resources are minimized thus encouraging peer to peer relationships Given this powerful mutuality traditional commercial businesses and businesses that rely on manipulating consumers will not likely prosper using the information highway The costs associated with electronic access are indeed small Many cities in Canada now have freenet services which provide access to the internet at no cost to the individual user These services typically have time limits and may be difficult to access due to the high volume of users Commercial internet service providers are multiplying quickly providing higher quality services and support as part of their competitive edge Even the costs for the equipment are decreasing dramatically You can now purchase more computing power for less than one millionth of the cost of the largest computer available in 1960 John Naisbitt in his book Global Paradox quoted former AT T Board member Randall Tobias analysis of these advances in computerization If we had similar progress in automotive technology today you could buy a Lexus for about 2 It would travel at the speed of sound and go about 600 miles on a thimble of gas Ironically the best news for those people who presently do not use the internet is that in the near future you will not need to know anything about the internet or computers for that matter in order to access the information highway New careers in data retrieval and consulting will emerge Specialists will be skilled in interpersonal interviewing and helping clients determine what information or service they need and want Once a base of information is

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  • Peer Counsellor Journal (12.2) - Invitation
    for training students in tobacco reduction skills and issues A complimentary copy of Mobilizing Peer Support for Tobacco Reduction Summaries of research with practical implications for peer comprehesive health service Support for supervising students delivering peer health education Details about peer programs from other peer leaders in Canada Opportunities to act as mentors or coaches to others starting peer education programs The most comprehensive set of tobacco reduction resources available on the internet continuously updated Practical suggestions on how to expand a core peer helping program to include substance abuse prevention Collaboration with other peer leaders across the world Swift replies to concerns questions or ideas via e mail Access to articles and discussion groups on peer helping and Continued services after project completion To Qualify a Site Needs Hardware a computer a modem minimum 14 4kps a printer optional and a fax machine An internet service provider commercial or educational Software for connecting to the internet such as SLIP PPP or Winsock sending and receiving e mail such as Eudora and browsing the World Wide Web such as Netscape or Mosaic Swift access to a local person student or staff who can act as technical consultant for coping with net software or hardware difficulties An already developed peer program in Canada where student peer helpers would like to assist their peers with career development and Willingness to respond to questions assessing the quality of services received during the project duration March 15 1996 to May 30 1997 To Apply for the Smoking Reduction Pilot Project Team Complete This Form Before May 31 1996 TO PEER RESOURCES We would like to have our program considered for the pilot project I have read the qualifications and confirm that we can provide these components or get them in time for this project

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  • Peer Counsellor Journal (12.2) - Peer Career Project
    to each other regarding heir peer programs In some cases these descriptions were prepared by peer workers and in other cases the program leaders provided the information The key feature of this project is the use of the World Wide Web to provide a variety of resources to each peer career program The special WEB pages developed for this project contain tips and hints on how to use the system free access to all MAC and PC software necessary to easily navigate the internet links to virtually every professional helping service and organization associated with or interested in career issues and career counselling access to online career preparation services to assist in career awareness job searching techniques resume writing goal setting and self assessment links to online employment job searching services employer employee matching services placement services and job banks for various jobs trades and specializations course calendars sample courses and course assignments degree program requirements contact information and campus details for virtually all post secondary institutions in North America with an internet connection as well as links to educational institutions that provide services exclusively online and sites associated with taking graduate and undergraduate admissions tests links to sites that provide information useful for peer career work such as working with First Nations women disabled and other groups gaining information on first aid health financial aid and other areas and lesson plans to be used to strengthen and supervise peer career worker training The target groups for this project are peer career programs associated with schools A variety of online links have been organized to help adolescents with their career education and development as well as job and education opportunities However many of the online links assembled for this project are useful to the career interests of adults and consequently

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  • Peer Counsellor Journal (12.2) - Invitation
    sponsored by the Justice Institute of British Columbia The registration fee is only 225 00 Pre registration and conference details are available at 1 604 528 5590 or by fax at 1 604 528 5775 PRACTICE THE NEW 3R S Respect others by listening and understanding relate to others by sharing expectations dreams and interests and respond to others with caring warmth affection and leadership WANNA HAVE FUN AT YOUR

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  • Peer Counsellor Journal (12.2) - What's New
    quality outcomes and cost effectiveness of methods of teaching and learning in colleges and universities are being scrutinized more closely According to Dr Topping The increasing use of peer tutoring in this context necessitates a clear definition and typology which he outlines in this work He discusses the theoretical advantages of peer tutoring and describes some of the research on peer tutoring in schools Dr Topping reviews the substantial existing research on the effectiveness of the many different types and formats of peer tutoring within colleges and universities and advocates for the dissemination of effective types of peer tutoring to practitioners The development of the internet has contributed to an expanded definition of what we might call resources While we will still feature print and video resources in this column the existence of interactive resources such as discussion groups newsgroups and listservs that are now available on the internet deserve our attention Many of these resources will be of interest to people in the helping field in general and to those of us involved in peer helping specifically One of the latest interactive listservs available is called Volunteers This group listserv listserv aol com offers an opportunity to discuss experiences as a volunteer and share resources and tips with other people who value voluntary action and service to the community All types of volunteers are invited to join grassroots or formal All areas of concern social service arts hospital political and education to name a few are represented This is a place to share the joys and frustrations opportunities and accumulated wisdom or to get advice on how to be effective and feel successful as a volunteer This list is intended for volunteers themselves but professionals working with volunteers in any capacity are welcome as well To subscribe to VOLUNTEERS

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  • Peer Counsellor Journal (12.2) - New References
    of American College Health 43 3 115 121 Describes the paradigm shift needed to view health as related to social networking and translates this shift into specific peer health education training curriculum We shall not cease from exploration And at the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time T S Eliot Fennell R 1993 A review of evaluations of peer education programs Journal of American College Health 41 6 251 253 Few evaluations exist of peer education programs and suggestions are provided to increase in evaluation activities Flay B R Hu F B Siddiqui O Day L E Hedeker D Petraitis J Richardson J and Sussman S 1994 Differential influence of parental smoking and friends smoking on adolescent initiation and escalation of smoking Journal of Health and Social Behavior 35 3 248 265 Friends smoking has a direct influence on adolescent smoking behaviour whereas parent smoking seems to have only an indirect influence Gleaning A 1994 Guidelines for school health programs to prevent tobacco use and addiction Journal of School Health 64 9 353 360 Seven guidelines based on a review of research theory and practice in prevention including policy enforcement training in social influence and refusal skills K 12 prevention education training for teachers involving parents support for cessation and regular program assessment Gorman D M 1995 Are school based resistance skills training programs effective in preventing alcohol misuse Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education 41 1 74 98 A solid review of all published reports of the use of resistance skill training shows little or no effect on drinking behavior at follow up but the author provides reasons why and suggest greater involvement of peers in program delivery Hamachek D 1995 Self concept and school achievement Interaction dynamics and a tool for assessing the self concept component Journal of Counseling Development 73 4 419 425 One of the best summaries of self concept research and includes an inventory to both identify and guide student self concept development and can be used by peer helpers to help their friends develop more positive views of self and improve academic outcomes Hardesty P H and Kirby K M 1995 Relation between family religiousness and drug use within adolescent peer groups Journal of Social Behavior and Personality 10 2 421 430 Higher levels of family religiousness was associated with lower levels of illicit drug use among peers Hatcher S L and Younce P S 1994 A peer counseling program for nontraditional women college students The Peer Facilitator Quarterly 12 2 30 33 Women re entering education at the post secondary level have special needs that can be met more fully with help of other women trained as peer counselors Hopkins N 1994 Peer group processes and adolescent health related behaviour More than peer group pressure Journal of Community Applied Social Psychology 4 5 329 345 Peer group pressure is an inadequate account of adolescent smoking and drinking and alternative

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  • Peer Counsellor Journal (12.2) - Experiential Learning
    to What principles or guidelines can you develop as a result of the experience What would you say was the most important thing you learned as a result of the experience The Action Quadrant also has particular types of anchor questions that primarily focus on assisting participants to plan design or take action Questions in this quadrant are often referred to as NOW WHAT questions Here are some examples What will you do differently as a result of the experience How can you take what you learned as a result of the experience and apply it to What difficulty do you imagine will prevent you from applying what you learned What changes will need to be made in order for you to benefit from the experience How might or will you use what you learned from the experience How might you change or alter the experience to increase its value As far as moving participants from one quadrant to another that depends on the facilitator s ability to insure that the participants have gained what learning is possible from that particular quadrant If the participants for example are responding to SO WHAT anchor questions and then the facilitator introduces NOW WHAT anchor questions the facilitator will be able to tell by participant reactions as to whether the group is ready to move on or make the transition to the next quadrant Therefore an anchor question from the Action Quadrant may be both a transition anchor in that it helped the group move to that quadrant and a focusing anchor in that it is now locating the participants in that particular quadrant Other examples of transition anchors are more direct and are often closed questions Here are a few examples Are there any further reactions and feelings Does anyone else want to make a contribution Does this summarize what we have learned Have we exhausted all possibilities here Are we ready to move on to The design and timing associated with anchor questions are crucial to assisting participants to maximize what they learn from their experiences Most workshops generally provide certain activities or experiences such as interactive games role plays skill building exercises and such in order to give participants a common experience on which to build their learning Considerable attention is devoted to both the careful design of the activity and carrying it out at the workshop Less time is put into designing the anchor questions to help participants gain from the experience While most trainers use questions to help participants process or examine various experiences the questions they use typically lack focus and seem more like an afterthought than an essential component of the learning activity Trainers who want to design effective anchor questions can use the following five prompts and apply them to each question 1 What purpose will be achieved by asking that particular question For example does it help focus on thoughts on feelings on meanings on actions Does it attempt to deepen or expand ideas

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