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Peer Support/Peer Mentoring

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Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Practice Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, PO Box 130170, 11H, Ann Arbor, MI, USA E-mail: mheisler{at} Received 10 August 2008; Accepted 31 December 2008.   Much of diabetes care needs to be carried out by patients between office visits with their health care providers. Yet, many patients face difficulties carrying out these tasks. In addition, many adults with diabetes cannot count on effective support from their families and friends to help them with their self-management. Peer support programmes are a promising approach to enhance social and emotional ...
that takes place in learning environments such as schools, usually between an older more experienced student and a new student(s). Peer Mentors should not be confused with prefects . Peer mentoring is a good way of practicing social skills for the mentor and help on adapting and settling in for the mentoree. Most peer mentors are picked for their sensibility, confidence , social skills and reliability . Peer mentors appear mainly in secondary schools where students moving up from Junior/Primary schools may need assistance in settling in at the whole new schedule and lifestyle of secondary school life. Peer mentors benefit from, ...
Peer Mentoring and Mental Health Recovery
A peer mentor is typically seen as someone to look up to in a professional sense; someone who knows the ropes, someone to guide you, someone to protect you from making the mistakes they made, and someone to go to when you are unsure or need advice. Peer mentors exist at the school level with upper classmen mentoring underclassmen, and are a well established institution in numerous professions. Recently, however, the use of peer mentors in the mental healthcare field has found its way into American practices. Interestingly enough, peer mentors for mental health recovery treatment plans differ quite remarkably in reference to ... market research, surveys and trends
The view from here: Peer Supervision
Everyone, at least everyone in ministry, knows how lonely and hard it can be. Having a second voice to keep you sane and help you reflect is vitally important. The second voice gives you a safe place to let go of all the frustrations and heartaches, to share all the joys and highs with someone who knows what it feels like to walk this road of the servant leader. The question is will peer supervision provide that place? For some I think it will, for others I'm not so sure. The concept is fundamentally sound. The principle of having a fixed relationship with another practitioner who will listen to the issues, share the ... market research, surveys and trends


Building Peer Support Programs to Manage Chronic Disease: Seven ...
ABOUT 45 PERCENT OF THE U.S. POPULATION has a chronic medical condition, and about half of this ... million people will have at least one chronic condition in 2015, ...... with other forms of peer support, peer mentoring ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Annual School Report 2008
Jun 19, 2010 ... Training (VET) framework in 2009, with 24 percent of our Year 12 cohort engaged in these school delivered .... Over one million students ..... Peer Support; Peer Mentoring; Anti-Racism Mediation; Peer Mediation; ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
School district meets federal requirements
Five Cherokee County schools failed to meet federal guidelines for academic achievement, but the district as a whole made the grade. Cherokee High, Teasley Middle, Canton Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary and Polaris Evening School all failed to make adequate yearly progress, a standard set by The No Child Left Behind Act. The results were released on Monday by the Georgia Department of Education. Despite the five schools' results, the Cherokee County School District met AYP school system requirements for the fourth consecutive year. Factors used to determine whether a school makes AYP include participation and scores on ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
What's Happening in the Region This Week
Regional events and happenings over the coming weeks - free to non-profit organizations - Fax: 613-599-9389. E-mail Please include: name, address and phone number. Deadline is FRIDAY by 5 p.m. EMC Events ARNPRIOR July 24. Arnprior Lions Club Car Wash 9 to 2 p.m. at Arnprior Mall. July 25. Arnprior Economic Development committee presents Free Sunday Concerts in the Park featuring Gary Patrois. Bring the entire family and enjoy the free entertainment from 2-4 p.m. at Robert Simpson Park. In case of inclement weather please call the Nick Smith Centre after 10 a.m. on any Sunday to ensure the event is going on. ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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Jun 13, 2008 ... As with other forms of peer support, peer mentoring may help both the patient and the coach. REMOTE PEER SUPPORT ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
PDF - Make a Friend—Be a Peer Mentor
from the support, attention, and kindness of a peer mentor, along with ... programs.1 Peer mentors provide the important extra support that many younger ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Peer Mentor Volunteer Program: ABIL Peer Mentor volunteers provide peer support, advocacy, and participate in other activities to benefit our community. ...
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How could peer mentoring help asperger s syndrome students?
Hackett, who has Asperger's syndrome, found at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh that some of his symptoms were holding him back. He had difficulty organizing his time and managing assignments. "I always knew I could do better," said Hackett. His parents tried to help, but he wasn't comfortable with them intervening at college. He was relieved to discover Achieving in Higher Education with Autism/Developmental Disabilities, a group that helps college students like him. After contracting with AHEADD, Hackett's grade point average increased from 1.5 to 3.6. "They kept me on ...
Transgender/Transsexual: please help, peer support groups, western ia
QUESTION: I have been having gender issues for 45 yrs. (MTF) I live in western Ia., and I cant seam to find a gender counseling or suport group here. I am tired of living like this and need help badely. there was aperantly one near me but they seam to be closed. what can I do?  I took the test and yes; I was very honest with the test and the results even scared me a bit. I was not expecting them to be so hight and the responce was to get help imediatly. I know this has been hard for all of us to deal with, even me. I was disowned by my famely and friends I have tried to talk with them with no help. I have been perty much ...