October 2012 by E0sMP6M


									                                            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 113
St. Charles, MO 63302               NAPPP Training Institute
Phone/fax: 888-691-1088             Highway Traffic Safety Program: Adult Professionals Training to deliver
nappp@peerprogramprofessionals.or   Youth "Highway Traffic Safety for Youth Peer Leadership Training:
g                                   Zero Tolerance for Underage Drinking, Drug Use and Driving; Seat Belt
                                    Use and Distracted Driving"
www.peerprogramprofessionals.org    November 15-16, 2012, Sponsored by NAPPP and St. Louis National
                                    Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse; Fee: $249, Student Curriculum
                                    User’s Fee: $50; Location: 8790 Manchester Rd., St. Louis, MO.
                                    Facilitated by Judith Tindall, PhD and Marilyn Bader (see information
       NAPPP Training Institute    on these Certified Trainers/Consultants under webinar article).
        Focuses on Highway
        Traffic Safety              http://www.peerprogramprofessionals.org/Training_Institutes/
       NAPPP Recorded
        Webinars Available          The Adult Traffic Safety Training Institute will help those peer helper
                                    professionals, drivers education teachers, School Resource Officers
       Peer Information Center
        for Teens (first NAPPP
                                    and other adults plan an effective program for their peer
        Certified Peer Program)     helpers/leaders using the NAPPP curriculum "Youth Highway Traffic
        2011-2012 School Year       Safety Peer Leadership Training: Zero Tolerance for Underage
        Activities                  Drinking, Drug Use and Driving; Seat Belt Use, Distracted Driving." The
                                    student curriculum has been through a rigorous program evaluation
       Training Corner
                                    over the last several years.
       Grant-Resource
        Opportunities               The 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
NAPPP Certified                     youth leaders and create a plan for their peer helpers/leaders to deliver
Trainers/Consultants are            safety messages to their peers. Highway traffic crashes are still the
encouraged to respond to the        number one killer or youth and considered to be a worldwide health
email sent regarding updating       issue. All peer helper programs need to provide educational lessons to
contact and other information.      their peers to save lives through "Youth Saving Youth."

                                            SAVE THE DATE: National Gulf Shores Peer Helper
                                            Annual Conference presented by the Jennifer Claire
                                            Moore Foundation and NAPPP is scheduled for
                                            Wednesday, February 27 – Friday, March 1, 2013.
                                            More details as available.

Certified Peer Programs -
OBJECTIVES: Within the field      NAPPP Webinars Available for Purchase
of peer programs this
certification program intends:•   If you were unable to register for any of the three 90-minute web-based
To promote professional           webinars presented by NAPPP Certified Trainers/Consultants, you will
standards, practices and          be pleased to know that you can purchase the recorded webinars.
ethics;• To encourage self-
assessment by offering            We are would like to hear from NAPPP members what topics would be
guidelines for achievement;•      of interest to them for future webinars.
To improve performance by
encouraging participation in a
continuing program of
professional growth and
development;• To acknowledge
a level of educational training
essential for effective peer
program administration and/or
operations;• To foster
professional contributions to
the field;• To maximize the       http://www.dev-resources.com/webinar?ID=28
benefits received by the peer
program community from the        3/28/12: Bullying Prevention and Intervention for Schools: Peer to Peer
visibility and credibility        Strategies
provided by certified peer        Presented by Judith Tindall, Ph.D.
                                  Dr. Tindall is President of Psychological Network, Inc., a full service
                                  psychological group in St. Charles, Mo. She is licensed as a
New/renewing members: Anne        psychologist, professional counselor and certified teacher, counselor,
Slavin, Eldred, PA; Larry         NAPPP Certified Trainer/Consultant, CPPE, and MBTI Master
Vanley, Worker Assistance of      Practitioner.
Texas, El Paso, TX; Alissa
McGrisken, New York Harbor
School, New York, NY              She has written the following books: Program Evaluation for Peer and
                                  Prevention Programs: Blueprint for Success; Peer Program: An In-
                                  Depth look at Peer Programs, second edition; Peer Helping: Peer
                                  Power, Book 1: Becoming an Effective Peer Helper and Conflict
New/renewing CPPE: Anne           Mediator, Fourth Edition and Professional Leaders Manual; Peer
Slavin, Eldred, PA; Sandra        Power, Book 2, Applying Peer Helping Skills, Third Edition and
Street, Elsanor School,           Professional Leaders Manual; Peers Helping Peers: Program for the
Robertsdale, AL; Kathryn Dole,    Preadolescent and Leader’s Manual, 3R’s of Feeling: Receiving,
Fairhope Middle School,           Reflecting, and Responding.
Fairhope, AL; Larry Vanley,
Worker Assistance of Texas, El    She is the president of the NAPPP Board of Directors, is secretary of
Paso, TX; Alissa McGrisken,       the BACCHUS Peer Education Network Board of Trustees and vice-
New York Harbor School, New       president of the National Organizations of Youth Safety (NOYS) Board
York, NY                          of Directors. She was recently invited to attend two National Bullying
                                  Summits in Washington D.C., sponsored by nine federal agencies.

Renewals Emailed

Renewal notices have been
emailed in response to the
NAPPP Board’s approval of the     http://www.dev-resources.com/webinar?ID=39
following policy: Membership
and certification renewals will   9/25/12: E.T.H.I.C. - A Framework for Managing Ethical Dilemmas In
be due once a year – in           Peer Programs and Other Prevention Programs
October. This motion is in        Presented By: Marilyn Bader, L.H.D.; MACSAPP
response to discussion at a
stakeholders’ meeting during      Marilyn Bader is the Prevention Training Coordinator for the National
the February Board meeting        Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse – St. Louis Area (NCADA). She is
which called for a more           a Certified Peer Program Educator (CPPE), Certified Peer Program
consistent renewal process.       Trainer/Consultant (CPPT), and holds a Missouri Advanced Certified
Dues will remain the same: $50    Substance Abuse Program Professional certification. The National
annually for membership;          Association of Peer Program Professionals (NAPPP) recognized her
$35.00 for Certified Peer         work in the peer helping field by awarding her the National Role Model
Program Educator (CPPE)           Award in March 2011. Marilyn previously served on the Board for the
certification ($20.00 annually    National Peer Helping Association and Missouri Peer Helping
for renewal); and $100.000 for    Association. She currently services on the Professional Development
Certified Peer Program            Committee of the National Association of Peer Program Professionals.
certification ($50.00 annually    In addition, she co-authored the NAPPP workshop on Programmatic
for renewal).                     Standards and Ethics.

                                  Marilyn has been involved in ethics trainings for the NCADA for several
Please email                      years with their four programs accredited for CEUs by the Missouri
nappp@peerprogramprofessio        Substance Abuse Certification Board as well as the Missouri State
nals.org if you have questions    Committee for Social Workers. She has trained for many organizations
about this transition.            on behalf of NCADA, including the Missouri Division of Alcohol & Drug
                                  Abuse Spring Training Institute, the Association of Community Task
                                  Forces (ACTMO) annual Prevention Conference.

                                  Marilyn received her B.S. in Education from Southeast Missouri State
                                  University, her M.S. in Education and Counseling from Kansas State
                                  University (GO Wildcats!), and has an honorary doctorate from
                                  Concordia University, Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Webinar: Teen Traffic Safety
and the Highway Bill:
Overview, Updates
and Next Steps
NOYS, in partnership with
SADD, the National Safety         9/27/12: Evaluation Strategies Building Success from the Beginning
Council and Advocates for         with Peer Programs and Other Prevention Programs
Highway and Auto Safety, will     Presented By: Elizabeth S. Foster, Ph.D.
be offering a 60-minute
webinar on Tuesday, October       Dr. Elizabeth S. Foster, professor in the Department of Educational
30, at 2 pm EST, to provide an    Leadership, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, has extensive
overview of the Map-21 bill,      experience in professional development as a state and national
updates on the sections that      presenter, keynoter and trainer. With over 80 publications, including six
impact teen safety and            books, Dr. Foster focuses her research on peer and prevention
suggested next steps for          evaluation, administrator preparation, and educational mentoring. She
taking advantage of the new       is licensed as a Superintendent, Principal, School Counselor,
provisions. Participants will     Curriculum Specialist, Secondary English Teacher, Reading Specialist,
learn about the new:              and K-12 Mentor for novice teachers and is also a NAPPP Certified
• ‘Teen Traffic Safety Program’   Peer Program Trainer/Consultant and Certified Peer Program
that emphasizes peer to peer      Educator. She received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from North
programs                          Carolina State University in Personnel, Guidance and Counseling with
• Distracted driving incentive    a minor in Curriculum and Supervision. Dr. Foster received her
grant program                     Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University in English Education. She
• Graduated drivers license       completed additional graduate work at East Carolina University in
(GDL) incentive grant program     Educational Administration. Foster’s dissertation, A Cognitive
                                  Developmental Approach to Training Peer Helpers won a state
                                  Dissertation Research Award from the North Carolina Association of
Register at                       Supervision and Curriculum Development.
/register/708101545               Dr, Foster has served as the department Chairperson in the
                                  Department of Educational Leadership at UNCW. While at her ten year
                                  tenure at Texas A&M University, she served as Coordinator of the
                                  Elementary and Middle grades education programs, Coordinator of the
                                  Graduate Program in Mentoring and Director of the Mentoring
National Organizations for        Research Collaborative for Learning and Development.
Youth Safety
7371 Atlas Walk Way #109          Dr. Foster has been an educational consultant and trainer to more than
Gainesville , VA 20155            60 school districts, professional organizations and communities in the
Phone - 703-981-0264              areas of educator mentoring, peer program development, leadership,
www,noys.org                      professional development models and program evaluation. She is a
                                  published poet, author, developer of evaluation instruments and
                                  continues to develop training materials for peer programs, mentoring
                                  teachers and administrators.

                                   NAPPP’s First Certified Peer Program - Peer
The Professional Development
Committee of NAPPP invites
                                   Information Center for Teens (PICT) – Updates
you to work with NAPPP for         Activities for School Year 2011-2012
your training and consulting
needs. NAPPP has Certified         The following information was provided by Sue Routson, Executive
Trainer/Consultants who can        Director PICT, Richmond High School, Richmond IN. Sue is a NAPPP
deliver training to peer           Board member, CPPE and Certified Trainer/Consultant.
professionals and can deliver
curricula to peer helpers as       Sue sent information on PICT activities that promote anger and conflict
well as assist in a variety of     management, positive racial and cultural relations activities, positive
other areas. See trainings         citizenship activities, prevention of drug and alcohol initiation, and no
available at                       texting, since that is killing our kids at a rate of 23 times worse than
http://www.peerprogramprofes       driving impaired by drugs or alcohol. We will continue to share
sionals.org/Trainings/ By          information on PICT programs in future newsletters.
completing the
Training/Consulting                “For the 6th year we provided ‘Protecting You Protecting Me,’ a ‘Proven
Questionnaire, we can better       Strategy’ peer delivered curriculum to build resistance to drugs and
help meet your needs.              alcohol in children grades 1-5. We served over 800 high-risk children in
                                   Starr, Crestdale, and Westview elementary schools. The results of the
                                   evaluation funded by the Safe Schools grant of the long-term effects
Please email                       the program is having on RCS children are so positive that they have
nappp@peerprogramprofessio         recommended that we offer PYPM in every RCS elementary. PYPM is
nals.org to explain your needs,    the finest youth risk-taking prevention program that there is!!! 40,000
and a member of the                children and Peer Helpers in Texas have been followed for over 15
Professional Development           years. PYPM kids -- both the Peer Helpers delivering it and the
Committee will return your call    elementary recipients -- show greatly reduced risk-taking and violent
and discuss how NAPPP              activities as teenagers. That's why PYPM is the only peer-delivered
Certified Trainer and              ATOD prevention on the NREPP list (National Registry of Effective
Consultants can best assist        Programs and Practices).”
you. A list of NAPPP Certified
Trainers/Consultants can be        “PICT also provided age appropriate literature from the Wayne County
found at                           Tobacco Coalition and activities about the dangers of tobacco use to
  http://www.peerprogramprofe      community groups, home shows, freshman Health teachers, all PYPM
ssionals.org/certification_progr   students, and DIPLOMAS Nursery mothers.”
                                   “We again conducted Mix It Up At Lunch Day on the first day of Third
                                   Trimester because the cafeteria is "mixed up" anyway with everyone in
                                   new schedules. No Name Calling Week was again promoted in late
                                   January by televised announcements. All 1450 students received
                                   strong informational materials on the prevention of bullying and teasing
                                   and the power of bystanders in the Home Room at the end of the

                                   “Since positive older role model peers have the greatest impact on
                                   children at risk -- and do it the most economically -- we as always
                                   conducted full daily outreach with the younger children most at risk in
                                   RCS. We served 7 elementary schools and Townsend Community
                                   Center. The PICT Peer Helpers role modeled and taught Life Skills,
                                   Interpersonal Relationships, anger management, and nonviolent social
                                   behaviors to over 400 at risk students.”

                                   “PICT held Spring and Fall Blood drives honoring first responders. We
Mix It Up at Lunch Day             collected 211 usable pints.”

http://www.tolerance.org/mix-it-   “PICT continues to provide the highest quality service to the youth of
up/map                             the Richmond Community Schools catchment area -- over ½ the youth
                                   in Wayne County. PICT is effective and economical. The cost of
A national campaign launched       serving all 1450 RHS students twice with Mix It Up At Lunch and No
by Teaching Tolerance a            Name Calling activities is 50¢/student/event, $1500. Violence
decade ago, Mix It Up at Lunch     prevention programs for elementary and middle school children also
Day encourages students to         cost about 50¢ child/visit, about $500 per year. “
identify, question and cross
social boundaries.                 “In all our outreach we follow our Mission: Helping Others Help
                                   Themselves. And we vigorously pursue our goals of PEACE AND
In surveys, students have          JUSTICE, FREEDOM AND DIGNITY FOR ALL PEOPLE.”
identified the cafeteria as the
place where divisions are most     Thank you, Sue – we will share more photos from PICT in future
clearly drawn. So on one day –     newsletters.
October 30 this school year –
students are asked to move out
of their comfort zones and
connect with someone new
over lunch. Some schools
choose to host a unique
activity to get the students
involved with their community.

        What is Act Out Loud?

  Car crashes are the no. 1
cause of death and injuries for
teens in the United States. You
and your friends can help
change those statistics by
ACTING OUT LOUD and raising
your voices for safe teen
driving! Join teens across the
country and Act Out Loud
through peer-led youth traffic
safety activities and compete
for prizes totaling more than


PICT Contact Statistics for the
2011-2012 School Year

Please see addition to Best
ls.org) for Reduction of Drugs
and Alcohol through Peer
Programs: Cross Age
Teaching, featuring
implementation of the
Protecting You Protecting Me
curriculum at three Richmond
elementary schools. This
alcohol-use prevention
curriculum utilized students
from Richmond High School
who were trained as PICT Peer

                                  Training Corner
                                  Title: Getting to Know You…BETTER!
                                  From Elizabeth S. Foster, Ph.D., CPPE, NAPPP Certified
                                  Trainer/Consultant. See Elizabeth’s bio under webinar article for Effective
                                  Evaluation Strategies.

                                  Notes to Trainer: This activity is a Getting to Know You Activity; however it
                                  is not used at the beginning of a group formation, but used a couple of
                                  weeks later. The purpose is to provide evidence that there are multiple
                                  activities in which we engage and in issues with which we have committed
                                  opinions that differ from our classmates or remain similar. We have many
                                  things in common and many things that are uncommon. There are things
                                  in which we stand out as different from others and connections which make
                                  us alike. There is no right or wrong answer or opinion. There is no
                                  maximum number of participants, but probably 10-12 would be best.
                                  Training Approach: This activity is tied to movement (somewhat similar to
                                  musical chairs, but without the shortage of chairs) which keeps all
                                  participants involved and moving after each person identifies the
                                  preference from their ”Getting to Know You” sheet.
                                  Necessary Materials: Getting to Know You Sheet. There are 20
From Screening for Mental         statements/topics which can be divided in half so the activity is done more
Health                            than once.
                                  Length of Time for Activity: This activity could take 20 minutes or an
Encouraging Mental Health         hour. It is dependent upon how many people are participating and how
Awareness and Suicide             many statements are used.
Prevention                        Directions:
                                      1. Participants sit in a circle. No particular seating arrangements. For
                                           future use, the seating could be by gender, age, hair color or shoe
The DORA College Program
                                           size- just to emphasize similarities or differences.
(Depression OutReach
Alliance) was launched in 2009        2. Everyone receives the “Getting to Know You Sheet.”
as a peer-based suicide               3. Each person should read the topic and circle their one preference
prevention and mental health               from the list- or they may write their own response under the “other”
program. Peer leader groups
work in tandem with clinical          4. The numbers of the items can be placed on a chart and then
professionals to administer the            checked off as each item is completed. This avoids duplication;
                                           however, if the trainer/leader wishes to show various responses to
program to small groups of
students. This involves various            a particular topic, then the item isn’t checked off until the leader is
activities that convey the                 finished with that topic.
importance of professional            5. The leader calls a name and item number.
help-seeking and early                6. The participant whose name was called, moves to the center of the
                                           circle, reads the topic and his/her preference answer.
intervention in preventing
suicide.                              7. Anyone with the same preference stands and moves to the seats to
                                           the right where the reader was sitting. Everyone already in the
                                           seats must first move to their right to make room for the participants
In 2011, the Suicide Prevention
                                           who have the same response as the reader. If there is no one in
Resource Center/American
                                           agreement- no one moves. The reader takes a seat with the
Foundation listed DORA in the
                                           “agreement group.”
Best Practices Registry for
                                      8. The leader can facilitate a discussion with each person as they state

Suicide Prevention. With a                   their preference or can wait until the end of the activity to
foundation in peer support and               summarize the conclusions. If the leader chooses to wait- then two
open dialogue, DORA provides                 people in the group should be identified as recorders so that
structure and consistency to                 information is recorded on charts or notes or a board and then
an ordinarily difficult                      shared. Keeping a running chart on the wall is helpful for the group
conversation. But it is "on the              to be able to see. The following is the Getting to Know You Sheet.
ground," in practice, that the
                                   Getting to Know You ……BETTER!
DORA program has really
                                         Item                     Choice 1        Choice 2       Choice 3           Choice 4         Comment
proved its worth.
                                          1. Favorite ice         Vanilla         Chocolate      Strawberry         Mint             Other:
                                          2. Favorite TV          Modern Family   Revolution     The Voice          Glee             Other:
                                          3. I feel strongly      Politics        Environment    Saving whales      Rescue dogs      Other:
                                          4. Important to me      Family          Friends        My pets            School           Other:
                                          5. Can’t live           Phone           Computer       Car                Ipad             Other
                                          6. Movies I like        Horror          Action         Comedy             Romance          Other:

                                          7. A name I don’t       Honey           Sweetie        Little buddy       Hey, you         Other:
                                                 want to be
                                          8. 1st thing I          Jewelry         Shoes          Entertainment      Car              Other:
                                                 spend $ on
                                          9. I don’t have, but    Car             Vacation       Personal TV        College          Other:
                                                 want:                                                              acceptance
                                          10. Spend free time     Musical         Dance          Sports             Water activity   Other:
                                                 doing:           instrument

October is National Substance             11. Important quality   Honest          Popular        Pretty or          Trustworthy      Other:

Abuse Prevention Month. The                      of my best                                      handsome

Office of National Drug Control                  friend

Policy (ONDCP) has a popular              12. Tattoos are         Fine            Awesome        Gross              Weird            Other:
teen program called Above the
Influence (ATI), which has                13. Smoking is          Cool            Dangerous      Nasty              Attractive       Other:
more than 1.7 million fans on
Facebook! As part of                      14. Working             I hate it       Gives me       Teaches me         Unnecessary      Other:
Substance Abuse Prevention                                                        what I want    responsibility
Month, ONDCP is holding the               15. Serious             Before HS       Before end     Before I’m 30      Never            Other:
first annual Above the                           relationship     graduation      of college
Influence Day on Thursday,                16. Type of car I’m     Classic         Eco-friendly   Parent’s hand me   Sports car       Other:
October 18.                                      likely to have                                  down
                                          17. Interact with my    Every day       Once a week    Once a month       Never            Other:
Here's how to participate in ATI                 family
Day: first, run one of the ATI            18. Games that I        Video           Board          Sports             Cards            Other:
activities during the 10 days                    like
leading up to the event                   19. I spend for jeans   $20-$30.        $50-$60.       $80-$100.          $200.+           Other:
(October 8-17). You can
download the ATI Toolkit with             20. Enjoy this artist   Adele           Lady Gaga      Justin Bieber      Jayze            Other:
all these great, easy-to-
implement activities here.
Then, on ATI Day itself,
implement the "Influence          Grant – Resource Opportunities
Discussion" activity in the
toolkit using ATI videos, and     Stop Bullying Video Challenge
also encourage students to        Deadline: October 14
draw the ATI arrow logo on
their hands, take pictures, and   On behalf of Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention, encourage the
post them on the ATI Facebook     youth in your life to submit original public service announcements, 30
page. We hope your SADD           to 60 seconds in length, that showcase ways they are promoting a
chapter participates!             culture of kindness and respect in their communities by taking action
                                  against bullying. Submissions should be informative and entertaining
Download a FREE TOOLKIT to        videos that send a positive message to youth about the importance of
help plan your ATI event!         being "more than a bystander" to bullying in their schools and
                                  communities. The deadline for submission is October 14, and the top
                                  prize is $2,000. Full details about the contest are available at

                                  UnitedHealth HEROES Grant
                                  Deadline: October 15, 2012

                                  Grants of up to $1,000 are available for youth-led service-learning
                                  projects which aim to combat childhood obesity through walking,
                                  running or hiking programs. More information available at

                                  Foot Locker Scholar Athletes
                                  Deadline: December 5, 2012

Teaching Tolerance, a project     The truth is that many deserving students, who have dedicated a great
of the Southern Poverty Law       deal of their time to athletics, will not receive athletic scholarships to
Center offers professional        college. Foot Locker and DoSomething.org will be rewarding 20
development modules that          incoming college freshmen with $20,000 in scholarship funding for
prepare educators to make the     college - not because they scored the most touchdowns, but because
most of their guide, Speak Up     of their character and commitment to volunteerism. This is the award
at School. The Speak Up           for flexing heart, not muscle. http://www.dosomething.org/FootLocker
Pocket Guide offers reminders
to Speak Up whenever, and
wherever, you hear biased         2012-2013 Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards
language.                         Program
                                  Deadline: March 1, 2013
-up-at-school                     High school students can either write an article or create a broadcast
                                  piece about teen safe driving and submit it for a chance to win up to
YOUth Changing the World:         http://www.allstatefoundation.org/keep-the-drive?CID=OTC-DNSR-GR-
A Service Project Toolkit

This YSA resource for young

people helps youth take action      The School Safety Advocacy Council (SSAC) wants to send you to
on an issue that is important to    the National Conference on Bullying FREE next February without any
them and discover their power       tuition fees.
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service!                            Go to our Facebook Page and click "LIKE US" for a chance to win
                                    every month. Once a month starting in October, they will draw a
This toolkit will take youth        Facebook subscriber to win a free 2013 conference tuition.
step-by-step through planning       Not only is our Facebook Page one of the best resources for what is
a service project. Download the     going on in our schools, but we will continue to post training
YOUth Changing the World            opportunities, grant and foundation funding, updated news and trends
Toolkit and other YSA               in our nation’s schools and colleges. The best part is it costs you
resources at                        nothing.
You can order free, printed
copies of this and other YSA
Resources at

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Program Professionals
PO Box 113
St. Charles, MO 63302
Phone/fax: 888-691-1088


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