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Peer Counseling in California Public Schools: Summary of a Survey of Status and Scope

NCJ Number
M P Wilson
Date Published
46 pages
This report presents information on the status and scope of peer counseling programs in California's public secondary schools, as obtained from a survey conducted during the 1985-86 school year.
Out of the 1,089 schools surveyed, responses were received from 808 schools (75 percent). Survey results are presented in five major sections: description of schools, program organization, program content, curriculum and resource materials, and contact persons. The description of schools includes data on the number, types, and grade levels of schools providing programs. Program-organization information covers the number of students involved, grade level of peer counselors, requirements, training curriculum and program evaluation. The program-content section list the problem areas, skills and knowledge, and peer roles and functions addressed by the programs reported. The appendixes contain a resource locator chart, a directory of schools and contact persons, a list of outside agencies and trainers, and a copy of the survey form.