The National Association of Peer Programs’ mission is to help adults establish, train, supervise, maintain and evaluate peer programs. Using the NAPP Standards and Ethics as a guiding principle, NAPP helps adults through networking, leadership training, certification and programmatic problem solving. NAPP offers a variety of training and curricula options for professionals and peer helpers. Please review the training and curricula options below. NAPP has Certified Trainer/Consultants who can deliver the training to peer professionals and can deliver the curricula to peer helpers as well as assist in a variety of other areas.
You are invited to complete the Training/Consulting Questionnaire and send it to the NAPP office, so that we can better help meet your needs. Download Training/Consulting Questionnaire.
PEER PROFESSIONAL TRAINING:
ESTABLISH A PEER HELPING PROGRAM
This dynamic training is for all BEGINNERS in peer helping program development. Learn about program start-up, program implementation, and program maintenance. Learn how to apply NPHA Standards and Ethics. Peer helping programs can include one-on-one helping, mentoring, mediation, tutoring, and leadership. This training is designed to help the adult professional learn the basic steps in putting together any peer-led program. Bring your ideas and creativity. This is a process-based training, and every participant will be involved. It’s most effective when train a team.
BECOME A TRAINER OF PEER HELPERS
Participants in this workshop 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. NPHA Programmatic Standards will provide the foundation for all of these skills and strategies. Bring your ideas and creativity to this interactive workshop.
ENHANCE EXISTING PEER PROGRAMS
Experienced peer helping professionals will have an opportunity to learn additional skills, compare their programs to NPHA Programmatic Standards and review strategies for expanding and enhancing effective peer programs. They will explore public relations strategies for building organizational and community support. They will generate ideas on connecting to other peer resource programs, learn ways to keep the program relevant and exciting and discover additional service opportunities for their peer helpers. Participants will learn about funding sources as well as tips on grant writing. Research in peer helping to support funding will also be reviewed. Opportunities for trouble-shooting and problem solving, organizational conflicts such as ethical violations, conflicting interest groups that tend to compromise standards and hot issues in peer helping (ex. Program responses to emerging needs such as bulling etc.) will be explored.
PEER ASSISTANCE AND LEADERSHIP (PAL/Workers Assistance Program)
This is a two-day session for teachers and/or sponsors in middle or high schools who want to implement the PAL program in their school or community. The PAL program has been designated by the Center for Substance Abuse as a Promising Program and by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Drop Out Prevention as a Model Program. The training is curriculum based and is predicated on NAPP Programmatic Standards. Participants will be given an overview of program implementation including student selection, student training, grading, evaluation, helping projects, classroom activities, public relations, and other programmatic issues. Each of these topics will then be more thoroughly reviewed utilizing the PAL Teacher Manual.
EVALUATION FOR SUCCESS IN PEER RESOURCE PROGRAMS: YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
One or Two Day(s)
This training is designed to assist particpants utilize the NAPP Programmatic Standards in terms of evaluation of their programs. Time will be spent reviewing a variety of evaluation tools to be utilized with their programs. Participants are asked to bring any evalution tools they are currently using to share with others. Actual evalution materials will be developed during the training. A case study with several evalution strategies will also be presented.
NAPP PROGRAMMATIC STANDARDS AND ETHICS TOOL KIT
Participants will learn to internalize the essentials of NAPP programmatic standards and ethics and apply them to their own peer programs. Activities are designed to teach participants to assess strengths and growth areas in their own programs and design strategic improvements to upgrade performance and optimize outcomes. The Ethics component focuses on applied use of ethical principles based on simulated, common dilemmas frequently faced by peer programs. The activity-based format makes the process “come alive” and addresses relevant issues collaboratively. This workshop is a must for any program coordinator, peer educator or advisor seeking to legitimize and “raise the bar” with NAPP’s exemplary standards and ethics.
PEER HELPER CURRICULA:
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BICYCLE SAFETY PEER PROGRAM COORDINATOR’S MANUAL–ELEMENTARY
This manual is the result of a first-time effort between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Association of Peer Programs (NAPP) to apply the principles and established successes of the peer program concept to the development of a bicycle safety education program for Peer Leaders to deliver to third- and fourth-grade students. The intent is to enhance knowledge and practice of bicycle safety among an elementary student population by using older middle school peers as Peer Leaders. The program was piloted in the Hoover City (AL) schools.
BICYCLE SAFETY PEER PROGRAM COORDINATOR’S MANUAL–POST-SECONDARY EDITION
This manual is the result of a first-time effort between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Association of Peer Programs (NAPP to apply the principles and established successes of the peer program concept to the development of a bicycle safety education program for Peer Leaders to deliver. The intent is to enhance knowledge and practice of bicycle safety among a student population by using an olderpeer as “peer teacher/facilitator.” The program was piloted at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville.
ZERO TOLERANCE PEER TRAINING EDUCATION KIT
Research has shown that peer education is an effective way to influence choices young people make about drinking and driving. This education kit provides all the materials high school student leaders need to conduct an educational session for younger students about Zero Tolerance laws and underage drinking and driving. The materials are designed to encourage high school students to work closely with local law enforcement officers to prepare and present these educational sessions. This curriculum was piloted in Florida with a NOYS group from NAPP, formerly NPHA, SADD, School Resource Officers, and BACCHUS and GAMMA. It has also been replicated in Kansas City, Missouri public schools.