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									                                              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
Phone/fax: 888-691-1088
                                     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     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
       Training Opportunities
                                     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.
Adolescent Medicine
                                     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
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
                                    What Topics Would You Like to See Addressed in Webinars?
Dr. Alan Lee, Superintendent ,-
Baldwin County Public Schools -     Please provide feedback to as to
March, 2011                         topics you would find beneficial to be addressed through possible

                                    Training Opportunities
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
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
                                    peer mentoring
       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:
        Difference                  WORKSHOP
                                    2 Day Training of Trainers (9:00-3:30)
       NAPPP Programmatic
                                    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                 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        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
                            or you can register by going to

                                     NAPPP to Offer New Highway Traffic Safety Peer
                                     Leadership Training

                                     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

                                    Youth News
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
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
peer programs.
                                          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

                                    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     newsletter/2011-11-08-4-h-study-positive-youth-development-past-
pp                                  present-and-

                                     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 by
Phone - 703-981-0264                 January 13, 2012. There are five awards available to national
www,                         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.

                                     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
Program Professionals
                                     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   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


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