NAPPP Summer Institute: How to Train Peer Helpers, Enhance or Evaluate Existing Peer Programs

June 11-15, 2012 - Indianapolis, IN Training components for peer program professionals who are responsible for training peer helpers, enhancing existing peer programs, peer program evaluation, or training other adult peer program professionals.
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April 26, 2012 - PRLog -- Become a Trainer of Peer Helpers
June 11-12, 2012

Participants in this workshop will acquire the tools and practice the skills to train peer helpers and build and sustain flexible, vibrant peer programs. Participants will be introduced to nine essential areas of training: helping roles, confidentiality and referrals, communication skills, decision-making, team-building, ethics, group management, group process, and organizational dynamics. Each participant will learn a variety of techniques that will make any training they lead more fun while enhancing the educational component. NAPPP Programmatic Standards and Ethics will provide the foundation for all of these skills and strategies. Bring your ideas and creativity to this interactive workshop.

Enhance Existing Peer Programs (Open to those who already have Certified Peer Program Educator status),
June 12, 2012

Participants will share successes and program materials they have created. Instructions for participation will be sent out in advance.

Evaluation for Success in Peer Resource Programs: You Can Make a Difference,
June 13, 2012

This training is designed to prepare participants to use the NAPPP Programmatic Standards, Ethics, and Rubric to evaluate their peer programs. A variety of other evaluation tools will also be reviewed for use with peer programs. Participants are asked to bring any evaluation tools they are currently using to share with others. Actual evaluation materials will be developed during the training for each participant's own program. A case study with several different evaluation strategies also will be presented.

Trainer of Trainers, registration $249*
June 14-15, 2012

This workshop is designed for experienced peer program adults who would like to train other adult peer leaders. Participants should have completed NAPPP-sponsored Establish a Peer Helping Program, Become a Trainer of Peer Helpers, and Evaluation for Success, or equivalent training and be currently involved in training youth and other adults. The focus will be on leadership skills, building teams, skills of participants, understanding peer programs, teaching and learning strategies, and media utilization. Time will be spent on observation of training, giving feedback, and ongoing program quality assurance.  

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