Vision: Establishing a culture of people helping people.
Mission: The National Association of Peer Program Professionals helps
adults establish, train, supervise, maintain and evaluate peer programs
NAPPP, PO Box 28564
Gladstone, MO 64188
Dr. Roselind Bogner, NAPPP Board Member,
Email: Receives Career Achievement Award
Niagara University has announced that Dr. Roselind Gullo Bogner,
Website: associate professor of school counseling, has received the Career
www.peerprogramprofessionals.org Achievement Award from the New York State School Counselor
Association. The award was presented to Dr. Bogner at the State wide
Conference of the New York State School Counselor Association. The
Career Achievement Award recognizes the school counselor or counselor
Dr. Roselind Bogner, educator whose contributions to his or her students, place of employment,
NAPPP Board Member, colleagues and community have been substantial and ongoing. In
Receives Career addition, the recipient exhibits a commitment to professional school
Achievement Award counseling and has a record of service to the profession.
The Jennifer Claire Moore Dr. Bogner joined the College of Education at Niagara University in 2003
Foundation and NAPPP after serving as a school counselor in the Lake Shore Central School
Will Host Second Annual District for more than 20 years. At Niagara, Dr. Bogner has been directly
National Peer Helpers involved in teaching and supervising clinical practice in the master’s
Conference in Orange degree and advanced certification programs in school counseling. She
Beach, Alabama, established a partnership with the National Transforming Schools initiative
February 15 – 17, 2012 s of the Education Trust that focused on expanding the role of school
counselors to enhance the academic performance and achievement of
NAPPP Member News
Recently, Dr. Bogner created a career and college preparation model for
NAPPP to Offer New
a summer camp at Niagara University. In doing so, she worked directly in
Highway Traffic Safety
areas related to the New York state reform agenda in bringing faculty,
Peer Leadership Training
graduate candidates and middle school youths together to focus on
Youth News career and college preparedness.
Grant – Resource Dr. Bogner’s commitment to serving the needs of the community
Opportunities continues to shape her work with graduate candidates in school and
mental health counseling. As noted by one of her students, “Throughout
my education, there have been numerous individuals who have left tracks
on my career path, though none have been as influential as Dr. Bogner.”
NAPPP is pleased to have Dr. Bogner, CPPE and Certified
Trainer/Consultant, as a member of its Board of Directors.
The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation/NAPPP Will
Host 2nd Annual National Peer Helpers Conference,
Orange Beach, Alabama, February 15 – 17
The registration rate is $199.00 prior to December 15th and $300.00 on or
NAPPP offers certification to after this date.
individuals, programs, curricula,
and trainer/consultants as part of The National Conference will provide information on how to begin,
its mission to help adults enhance, and/or expand your Peer Helper Program. Beginning peer
establish, train, supervise, program educators will have an opportunity to learn steps to set up a peer
maintain, and evaluate peer program that follows the NAPPP Programmatic Standards and Ethics;
programs. experienced peer program educators will be given an opportunity to learn
strategies to enhance and expand their program through learning about
different activities. Both groups will connect with peer programs, learn
Renewing membership: Arelis M. ways to keep the program relevant and exciting, and discover additional
Ortiz-Lopez, Levittown, PR; service opportunities for their peer helpers. Time will be spent on how to
JoAnn Sartorius, Programs for build a team in their organization that supports peer helping, opportunities
Adolescents, Santa Fe, NM for trouble-shooting and problem solving, and look at "hot issues" in the
peer program field. Break-out sessions will give participants hands on
learning about specific topics such as peer mentoring, tutoring, mediation,
Renewing CPPE: Tana peer educators, highway traffic safety, and other roles that peers play. At
Blandford, Daphne High School, the end of the conference, all participants will be eligible to become
Daphne, AL; Lori Cobb, Certified Peer Program Educators through NAPPP, and ongoing peer
Huntsville, AL; Coreena programs educators will have the opportunity to apply for NAPPP
Hendrickson, Childrens Hospital, Program Certification Status. Graduate Credit available.
Los Angeles, Division of
Adolescent Medicine This conference is ideal for School Administrators, School Guidance
Counselors, Mental Health Professionals, Public Health Professionals,
Social Service Employees, School Resource Officers, Safe and Drug Free
Renewing CPP: Daphne High Coordinators, At-Risk Coordinators, Church Youth Ministers, Youth
School, Daphne, AL; Childrens Ministers and Pastors, Social Workers, Center-Dispute Resolution
Hospital, Los Angeles, Division of Workers and Peer Helper Teachers.
Peer Helping is a variety of supportive services initiated by peers of
elementary, middle and high school students in diverse settings. They are
young people who are trained and supervised by professionals who
adhere to the ethics and standards endorsed by the National Association
of Peer Program Professionals. Peer Helpers often become preventative
agents who identify problems and encourage others to seek the
necessary help from appropriate professionals. Peer Helper programs
provide students with opportunities for learning, guidance, emotional
support, and growth, which translates to reduced drug and alcohol
involvement, reduced cases of sexually transmitted diseases and
unwanted pregnancies, reduced conflict, higher academic skills,
increased understanding of differences, and increased service to others.
By helping others in programs that are peer-led and peer-run, they
increase their own self-esteem and leadership skills.
To register and for specific conference details.
NAPPP Member News
Empowering Teen Peers to Prevent Bullying
National Bullying Program Brian Dobias, Counselor, Homestead High School, Fort Wayne, IN and
Awards NAPPP member, is one of the authors of Empowering Teen Peers to
Prevent Bullying - The Bully Busters Program for High School which
will be available in January 2012.
Each day an estimated 160,000
students in the United States This evidence-based approach presented by Dr. Arthur M. Horne, Dr.
refuse to go to school because Amy Nitza, Brian F. Dobias, Dr. David L. Jolliff, Dr. Katherine A.
they fear physical and verbal Raczynski, and William Voors leverages the power of positive peer
aggression of their peers and the influence and small-group connections to effect meaningful change in the
isolation that comes from being high school setting.
the target of rumors and cyber-
bullying. Many more attend PROGRAM BOOK - In this schoolwide program, older students undergo
school in a state of anxiety and intensive training to enable them to become peer leaders of lively and
depression. informative small-group sessions for younger students. Through group
participation, younger students learn important relationship skills and have
the opportunity to share their concerns about communication, relational
Do you know a community, aggression, dating issues, cyberbullying, acceptance, and other
school, or private anti bullying challenges. Both older and younger students benefit by building cross-age
program or initiative doing connections, breaking up cliques, and fostering tolerance of individual
extraordinary work to prevent differences.
bullying? Are you involved in or
know of an anti bullying effort that The Peer Leader Guide, available separately, provides step-by-step
deserves national recognition? If procedures for peer leaders to follow in conducting their student groups.
you answer yes to either of these Nine sessions focus on “Connects,” or effective skills for connecting with
questions nominate them for the others. An additional nine sessions focus on “Disconnects,” or relational
National Anti-Bullying Awards challenges students often face.
sponsored by the School Safety
Advocacy Council and presented More information will be available at www.researchpress.com.
at the 2012 National Conference
on Bullying, February 15-17, PPP Review Board Members
2012 at the DoubleTree Sea
World Resort Orlando in Orlando, New Review Board members have been named to review manuscripts
Florida. submitted for the NAPPP journal Perspectives in Peer Programs (PPP).
Cynthia Erickson, EdD, Robertsdale(AL) High School, Gifted Education
Specialist, and Scott Butler, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology,
Nominations due by January 10,
Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA, join Carol A. Dahir, EdD., Professor,
2012. For questions regarding
Department of School Counseling, New York Institute of Technology, and
awards please email
Yvonne I. Larrier, PhD, LPC, NCC, NCSC, Assistant Professor,
Counseling, Human Services & Educational Leadership, Indiana
University South Bend as manuscript reviewers.
PPP is a peer refereed on-line journal and invites original manuscripts
related to peer helping, including peer assisted learning, tutoring,
mediation, listening, mentoring, leadership, and ministry. Please direct
any questions regarding PPP and to receive the Call for Manuscripts to
Jennifer Clair Moore Foundation
Throughout November, the Foundation provided 286 elementary, 130
middle and 182 high school Peer Helpers and their Peer Coordinators
with a fun and safe team-building environment at Camp Beckwith.
Request for materials used by elementary peer teachers
"I'm convinced that the Peer If you have worked with elementary peer programs, could you forward the
Helper Program is the most resources/materials you have found to be beneficial in this area. Send to
valuable thing that our schools firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Topics Would You Like to See Addressed in Webinars?
Dr. Alan Lee, Superintendent ,-
Baldwin County Public Schools - Please provide feedback to email@example.com as to
March, 2011 topics you would find beneficial to be addressed through possible
NAPPP has Certified Second Annual National Peer Helpers Conference
Trainer/Consultants who can Opportunities for Establishing or Expanding a Peer Program
deliver training to peer February 15-17, 2012
professionals and can deliver Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL
curricula to peer helpers as well http://www.jennifermoorefoundation.com/Helping_Youth.html
as assist in a variety of other
areas. Peer Professional Training Sponsored by The Jennifer Claire Moore Foundation and NAPPP. CPPE
available through NAPPP Certification and Graduate Credit Available. The conference will offer
includes: information and training to those interested in Peer Helper programs.
Topics will include an introduction to peer helping, peer mediation, and
Establish a Peer Helping
Become a Trainer of Peer The Perdido Beach Resort is just two miles west of the Florida state line.
Helpers Located on 27 acres and a private beach front on the Gulf of Mexico, the
hotel property is just 45 minutes from the Pensacola Regional Airport.
Enhance Existing Peer Cost: Conference Registration prior to 12/15: $199 (After 12/16: $300);
Programs Hotel $99/night. Meals included in meeting fee. See previous article for
Evaluation for Success in more details.
Peer Resource Programs:
You Can Make a PEER HELPING /PEER COUNSELING/PEER EDUCATION
2 Day Training of Trainers (9:00-3:30)
January 12-13, 2012
Standards and Ethics Tool
461 6th Ave., San Francisco, CA
TRAINER: Ira Sachnoff, Peer Resource Training & Consulting
http://www.peerprogramprofessio Former Director, San Francisco Peer Resource Programs
nals.org/Trainings/ Founding President, National Peer Helpers Association
Former Board Member, California Association of Peer Programs
In this workshop, participants will:
--Develop a Site Plan for starting a program
--Experience a student-training curriculum to teach helping skills that
How Do You Speak Up Against include non-verbal communication, listening, paraphrasing, question
Bigotry? asking, decision making, and others
--Learn how to select and recruit students for a successful program
Can you think of a time when a --Learn how to get support for your program
bigoted comment at school—from
a colleague, parent or student— Peer Helpers can act as helpers for Tobacco Prevention, Peer Tutoring,
left you wishing you'd responded Freshman Transition, Peer Mediation, Peer Education on AIDS, Drugs,
differently? Teaching Tolerance is etc., Peer Counseling, New Students, Violence Prevention, Dropout
working on a booklet called Prevention and Bullying Prevention.
"Speak Up at School," which is
designed to help people handle The cost of the two-day workshop is $250 per participant. This includes all
these situations. Briefly describe training materials (including curriculum). Ira strongly urges you to bring a
what happened in an email and “team” from your site. Registration is limited to the first 35 people to enroll.
send it to To reserve a place, send a $100 deposit (or purchase order). Your
firstname.lastname@example.org. deposit is fully refundable if you cancel seven days before the workshop.
There is no word limit. A confirmation letter (including hotel information) will be sent upon receipt
of your registration. Continuing Education Units are available.
For more information and accommodations in San Francisco, call Ira
Sachnoff at 415-731-3450, or toll free at: (888) 238-6048, or email at
email@example.com or you can register by going to
NAPPP to Offer New Highway Traffic Safety Peer
Youth Highway Traffic Safety Program: Adult Professionals Training to
Deliver Youth Highway Traffic Safety for Youth Peer Leadership Training:
Zero Tolerance for Underage Drinking, Drug Use and Driving; Seat Belt
Use and Distracted Driving.
(2 day training)
The Adult traffic safety training institute will help peer helper
professionals, drivers education teachers, School Resource Officers and
other adults plan an effective program for their peer helpers/leaders using
the NAPPP curriculum "
"Youth Highway Traffic Safety Peer Leadership Training: Zero Tolerance
for Underage Drinking, Drug Use and Driving; Seat Belt Use, Distracted
Driving.” The student curriculum has been through a rigorous program
evaluation over the last several years. Adult professionals will have the
opportunity to learn how to use the curriculum, learn program evaluation
skills to evaluate the program, review several power point materials to
strengthen their training with youth leaders and create a plan for their peer
helpers/leaders to deliver safety messages to their peers. Highway Traffic
crashes is still the number one killer or youth and considered to be a
worldwide health issue. All peer helper programs need to provide
educational lessons to their peers to save lives through "Youth Saving
NAPPP Certified Peer Programs: For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
PURPOSE: Recognizing the
expanding role of the peer Teens and Social Networking
programs in schools and
communities and the increasing A study, conducted by the Pew Internet Project in partnership with FOSI
importance of professional and with the support of Cable in the Classroom, explored the unique
development, NAPPP has issues teens face when using social networking sites.
established a voluntary national
certification program. This The study found that 95 percent of all teens aged 12-17 access the
program identifies a certifiable Internet, and 77 percent of these users are active on social media sites.
level of adherence to the NAPPP Sixty nine percent of teen social media users find social media networks
Programmatic Standards. to be "mostly kind" spaces. While 88 percent of teen social media users
Programs that attain these levels have witnessed mean or cruel behavior on a social media site, 80 percent
and complete the certification say they have personally defended a victim of meanness and cruelty
process may then claim the online. Eighty six percent of teens say they have received advice from
designation, Certified Peer their parents about how to use the Internet safely and responsibly; 70
Program (CPP) percent say they have received advice from teachers and schools.
OBJECTIVES: Within the field of Teens and Peer Pressure
peer programs this certification
program intends:• To promote http://www.sadd.org/ptm/index.html
professional standards, practices
and ethics;• To encourage self- A recent WebMD article on the subject of teens and peer pressure points
assessment by offering out that teens rarely strong-arm each other into trying risky things. "When
guidelines for achievement;• To we talk to young people, they tell us this vision of peer pressure is
improve performance by extremely rare," says Stephen Wallace, senior advisor for policy,
encouraging participation in a research, and education of SADD. Instead, friends play a more subtle role
continuing program of in your child's decisions.
professional growth and
development;• To acknowledge a Teens often feel internal pressure to do the things that they think their
level of educational training peers are doing. "Most kids wildly overestimate the prevalence of alcohol
essential for effective peer and drug use," says Wallace, who wrote the book, Reality Gap: Alcohol,
program administration and/or Drugs, and Sex -- What Parents Don't Know and Kids Aren't Telling.
operations;• To foster
professional contributions to the
Parents who want to dispel the myth that drugs and alcohol are an
field;• To maximize the benefits
adolescent rite of passage can simply cite the facts. A long-term, national
received by the peer program
study of adolescents in grades 8, 10, and 12 shows that many typical teen
community from the visibility and
behaviors are actually losing popularity.
credibility provided by certified
In 2010, 27% of students said they got drunk in the past year. This
is down from almost 40% in 1997.
Close to 31% of students reported having ever smoked a
cigarette, compared to almost 54% in 1991.
The good news? You can have a more powerful positive effect on
. your teen than you may think.
Your rules and structure give your teen a framework for understanding the
world, even if he protests. When Wallace asks teens what their parents
could do to discourage drinking, the answers were surprisingly simple:
Talk to us. Teens say they want to know what their parents think
and how they make decisions.
Punish us. Teens who break rules typically wait to see what
happens. If there are no consequences, the rules don't matter.
Limit overnight visits. Not having to go home can be too much
freedom to handle.
Wait up for us. Knowing they have to face mom or dad, or both,
Become a fan of NAPPP on in a few hours makes most teens think twice about the shape
Facebook they'll be in when they get home.
ssionals Read the rest of this article at http://www.webmd.com/parenting/teen-
The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development
Supported by funds from the National 4-H Council and the Altria
Please look over the Corporation, the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development (PYD),
book/resource area at conducted by the Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development
www.peerprogramprofessionals.o Tufts University and the Society for Research on Adolescence, began in
rg where you can shop for books 2002, with the collection of data from about 1,700 fifth grade youth and
and resources that have been about 1,100 of their parents. It has grown to include about 7,000 youth
reviewed by the NAPPP and about 3,500 of their parents from 41 states. The study has yielded
Professional Development important information about the bases and implications of PYD.
Committee and are found to be
consistent with recommended
“Derived from developmental systems ideas, the core idea within the PYD
training needed for peer helpers
perspective is that all adolescents have strengths, for instance, by virtue
or support activities utilized in
of the plasticity (i.e., the potential for systematic change in structure or
Peer Helping Programs.
function across ontogeny) that exists within the developmental system.
Thus, there is a potential to change the course of development in every
adolescent. According to the PYD perspective, there are also strengths
Support NAPPP by shopping at
that exist in the ecology of youth. For instance, there are resources in
more than 700 brand name
families, schools, neighborhoods, and structured, out-of-school-time
stores. A portion of each online
(OST) activities that can support the actualization of adolescent change in
purchase will be donated to
more positive directions.”
and Read more at http://www.s-r-a.org/announcements/online-
Grant – Resource Opportunities
NOYS has announced new traffic safety resources and youth opportunities.
The programs support schools and communities to promote safe driving for
the 2011-12 school year and Global Youth Traffic Safety Month.
Act Out Loud - High schools can ACT OUT LOUD for stronger teen driver
safety laws through peer-led youth traffic safety activities and compete for a
chance to win $10,000. Teams enter the contest to participate in three
National Organizations for Youth different activities that focus on stronger teen driver safety laws. After the
Safety team has completed the first two activities, the team will receive a toolkit to
7371 Atlas Walk Way #109 promote the final activity and host a Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
Gainesville , VA 20155 launch event in May. Teams must enter online at www.actoutloud.org by
Phone - 703-981-0264 January 13, 2012. There are five awards available to national
www,noys.org organizations that get 25 of their chapters to complete 2 out of 3 of the
projects. The first five national organizations to get 25 of their chapters in
key markets (large metro areas) will receive $10,000 for their efforts.
Project Yellow Light - High school seniors can submit a PSA that conveys
the importance of teens developing and embracing safe driving habits, that
focuses on not texting while driving. The winner will receive a $2,000
college scholarship on behalf of Project Yellow Light. The winner's video will
be announced and digitally distributed as a PSA by the Ad Council in May
2012 as part of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month. Video submission
opened December 1. http://www.projectyellowlight.com/
Community Engagement Guide - Discusses teen distracted driving
including best practices, tips, and projects to address this issue with teens.
This guide is a product of the 2010 Teen Distracted Driving Prevention
Team and provides step by step instructions on how to develop youth-led
advertising campaigns, advocacy campaigns, local summits, pledge
National Association of Peer campaigns, and weeks of awareness. Request a free copy at email@example.com.
YOUTH-Turn Toolkit - Provides resources to help youth turn adversity into
PO Box 28564
Gladstone, MO 64188 action and create educational, sustainable, memorable, and engaging
Phone/fax: 888-691-1088 projects. Includes more than 20 items (a video, featured stories booklet,
Email: project ideas booklet, developing an action plan sheet, developing a team
firstname.lastname@example.org sheet, and a classroom PPT presentation). Request a free copy at
Everyday Young Hero Awards - Deadline: Ongoing
Awarded weekly to a young person from around the world who
exemplifies an extraordinary commitment to service; open to youth ages
5-25. Nominations must come from a parent, teacher or other adult
mentor. Winners are announced in the NSB, featured on YSA's website
and showcased within its social media outlets. Everyday Young Heroes
also receive a certificate, award and press release. Nominate a young
person at www.YSA.org/awards/hero.