View stunning SlideShares in full-screen with the new iOS app!Introducing SlideShare for AndroidExplore all your favorite topics in the SlideShare appGet the SlideShare app to Save for Later — even offline
View stunning SlideShares in full-screen with the new Android app!View stunning SlideShares in full-screen with the new iOS app!
Peer education is the process whereby well-trained and motivated young people undertake informal or organized educational activities with their peers. These activities, occurring over an extended period of time, are aimed at developing young people’s knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and skills and at enabling them to be responsible for an to protect their own health.
Youth as Recipients – adults must help youth adapt!
Youth as Partners— adults respect youth!
Bull's-eye of Participation 8. Youth Initiated, Shared decisions 7. Youth initiated and directed 6. Adult Initiate, share decisions 5. Consulted and informed. 4. Assigned but not informed 3. Tokenism 2. Decoration 1. Manipulation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Selecting Staff INTERPERSONAL SKILLS Communication Creativity Flexibility Sense of Humor Enjoy people and situations Empower youth EXPERIENCE Motivate adolescents Commitment to HIV/STI prevention Teaching Sexuality education Ability to work with youth Allow youth to make decisions KNOWLEDGE Knowledge of Adolescent Health Issues
Preparing Coordinator for Challenges of working with Youth
All teens are not alike
Cultural Issues matter
Reaching members of all populations of youth is critical to being effective
Creating a safe and hospitable environment is essential
Using appropriate language can help ensure the program’s success
Empowering youth means assisting youth in developing their leadership skills