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Natural Helpers: Peers Helping Peers

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  1. Natural Helpers: Peers Helping Peers • Head to Toe • Albuquerque, NM • April 18-19, 2012

  2. Welcome Natural Helpers

  3. Goals of the Natural Helper Program • To teach Natural Helpers effective ways to help their friends • To teach Natural Helpers positive ways of taking good care of themselves • To teach Natural Helpers ways to contribute to a safe and supportive environment

  4. Roles of Natural Helpers • Continuing to help their friends with their concerns • Recognizing when people have serious problems – like depression, substance abuse, and inter-personal violence and referring them to trained helping resources. • Working with members of their helping team to discuss issues and specific problems • Providing accurate information • Becoming more involved with their school and community through community service

  5. Selection of Students • identified by peers through survey • cross section of students • invited to participate • commitment to attend retreat training • on-going training

  6. Natural Helpers Take Good Care of Themselves

  7. Building Trust

  8. Listening

  9. Helping Skill

  10. Referral to Professional Resources

  11. Community Service

  12. On-Going Training • enhances basic skills and information covered in the Retreat Training • explores topics of concern to students, like stress, suicide, substance abuse, eating disorders, and relationships with friends and with family • Provides support and mentoring

  13. Evaluation

  14. Thank You • Anna Daggett, Escalante High School • Ashtyn Megariz, Mesa Vista High School • Jerome Gurule, Mesa Vista High School • Lily Hawley, Mesa Vista High School

  15. Contact Information • Ms. Pat, NCCBS • Ms. Maxine, NCCBS • PO Box 617, Chama, NM 87520 • 575-756-2327