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NCJ Number: 119900 Find in a Library
Title: Peer Connection Program: An In-School Resource for High-Risk, Delinquency-Prone Students
Journal: Juvenile and Family Court Journal  Volume:40  Issue:3  Dated:(1989)  Pages:25-28
Author(s): R F Kingsley
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 4
Type: Program Description (Model)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes a model peer leader program, developed in Schenectady, New York that trains high school students to act as role models and facilitators for high risk elementary and junior high school students.
Abstract: The program, a credit-bearing high school course, requires that peer leaders define their own values and goals before attempting to help others. Peer leaders then work with fourth, fifth, and sixth graders and their parents in the development of healthy attitudes and effective coping skills. Program evaluations indicate that peer leaders aid in developing anti-drug attitudes and behavior among younger students and their parents. 9 references.
Main Term(s): Peer influences on behavior
Index Term(s): Juvenile counseling; Juvenile delinquency prevention programs; Peer counseling
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