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To learn more about COR-12, including ways that you can implement it in your setting, please contact Jenny Fox at 651-213-4689 or email her at:jfox@hazeldenbettyford.org


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Peer Helper and Peer Empowerment

There are many prevention strategies that can be implemented by the community, family,
school, and youth. Peer Helper and Peer Empowerment trainings were designed to help young people develop the skills to prevent some of the problems of adolescence, and to take the initiative to be leaders and improve their school and community.

Who should attend

  • Middle or high school students
  • Adult advisors

Participants will be able to

  • describe a Peer Helping Program and the role of a peer helper interfere with peer empowerment
  • demonstrate several active helping skills with other students
  • implement a plan of self care 
  • utilize problem-solving strategies in the helping process
  • identify ways to show concern for their students
  • implement the referral process for specific situations
  • develop a personal and a group action plan


Day One
  1:00 Registration, room check-in
  1:30 Welcome and introductions
  2:00 Energizer: Do you know your neighbor?
  2:15 Poster activity: introductions
  2:45 Break
  3:00 Profile an empowered peer
  3:15 Swiss cheese theory: why teens act the way they do
  3:30 What is prevention? (assessing school/community needs)
  5:00 Dinner
  6:00 Fitness time/relaxation
  7:30 What are risky behaviors?
  8:00 Risky behaviors, short attention span theatre, presentations & awards
  9:45 Housekeeping reminders
10:00 Ice cream social

Day Two
  8:00 Breakfast
  8:30 Check in and review
  8:45 Your groups as a team; team building
  9:00 Energizers: people to people
  9:15 Decision making
  9:30 Effective communication
10:00 Break
10:15 Refusal skills and practice
10:45 Carefrontation skills and practice
11:25 Lunch
12:25 Conflict resolution skills
12:50 Goal setting activity (dream doodling)
  1:15 AODA continuum
  1:30 Recovering teen panel
  2:30 Break
  3:00 Self care/relaxation
  3:30 Walk and talk
  5:00 Dinner
  7:30 Special objects
  9:30 Movie/snacks/socializing

Day Three
  7:30 Breakfast and packing
  8:15 Empowerment pictionary
  9:15 Options for peer helping
  9:30 Marketing and implementing peer helping
  9:45 Break
10:00 Action planning: what will you do for your school?
11:25 Lunch
12:15 Sharing action plans
  1:30 Closing

For more information, please contact Hazelden Publishing at training@hazeldenbettyford.org or call 800-328-9000.