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THE PEER NEWS
ISSN 1708-9042


The purpose of The Peer News, published by Peer Resources from November, 2002 to November, 2012, was to provide information about emerging trends, critical issues, and essential resources to persons involved as leaders and participants in all forms of peer work. Each issue was advertising- and commercial-free.

Typically The Peer News was a shorter and less comprehensive version of the monthly Peer Bulletin, which is only available to members of the Peer Resources Network. From time to time items from the Peer Bulletin appeared later in The Peer News. (The Peer Bulletin typically includes items about peer assistance as well as mentoring and coaching.)

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All Back Issues:

November 17, 2012

1. The Naturals: Youth as Peer Group Leaders
2. The Influence of School-Based Peer Helping

3. Questions Peer Assistants Can Use to Build a Relationship with a Stranger
3. Use the Latest Peer Assistance Resources to Guide Practice
4. The Peer Assistance Model for Helping a Friend
5. Join the Peer Resources Network
6. Attend the National Peer Helpers Annual Conference
7. Follow Peer Resources on Twitter
8.
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January 20, 2012

1. The Naturals: Youth as Peer Group Leaders
2. Will School-Based Peer Helping Survive in an Era of Texting?

3. Use the Latest Peer Assistance Resources to Guide Practice
4. Join the Peer Resources Network
5. Follow Peer Resources on Twitter
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July 12, 2011
We are pleased to offer Peer News readers access to our premium magazine, The Peer Bulletin. This issue contains:

  • The End of Coaching As We Knew It
  • The Influence of Peer Assistance Training of Adolescent Expectations of Friendship
  • Employees Awarded for Mentoring Prowess
  • Peer Ministry Leadership is Good Samaritan Leadership
  • The One-Minute Commencement Speech
  • Book Review: A Coach's Story
  • Book Review: Leadership Coaching for Educators
  • Famous Mentoring Pairs
  • Employment Opportunity in Peer Assistance
  • Exclusive Offers
  • Peer Bulletin Quiz
  • Champions for Coaching, Mentoring and Peer Assistance
  • What's New in Coaching, Mentoring and Peer Assistance
  • Discount on new Conflict Coaching Workshop
  • Discount on New Coaching Book by Leading Expert
  • Funding for Peer, Mentor and Coach Projects
  • The Latest Research in Peer Assistance, Mentoring and Coaching
  • Free Books in Exchange for Reviews
  • Attend a Top Level Training Event or Conference
  • Details about the Copyright

May 10, 2011

1. Focusing Attention in Large Groups: Two Tips for Peer Trainers
2.
Use Indigenous Wisdom in Peer Leadership Training
3.
Use the Latest Peer Assistance Resouces to Guide Practice
4. Join the Peer Resources Network
5. Follow Peer Resources on Twitter
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June 18, 2010

1. Peer Helping: Time for a Name Change
2.
Peer Coaching Trains and Chains
3.
Use the Latest Peer Assistance Resouces to Guide Practice
4.
Book Reviews of four Peer Power Guides and Workbooks
5. Join the Peer Resources Network
6. Follow Peer Resources on Twitter
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January 29, 2010

1. Peer Helping: Time for a Name Change
2.
Peer Coaching Trains and Chains
3.
Use the Latest Peer Assistance Resouces to Guide Practice
4.
Book Reviews of four Peer Power Guides and Workbooks
5. Join the Peer Resources Network
6. Follow Peer Resources on Twitter
7.
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June 22, 2009

1. Train Peer Assistants Based on Aboriginal Traditions
2.
Attend Peer Assistance or Peer Mentoring Conferences or Seminars
3.
Use the Latest Peer Assistance Resouces to Guide Practice
4.
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5.
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May 26, 2009

1. Train Peer Assistants Based on Aboriginal Traditions
2.
A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself
3.
Attend Peer Assistance or Peer Mentoring Conferences or Seminars
4.
Use the Latest Peer Assistance Resouces to Guide Practice
5.
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February 10, 2009
This issue of The Peer News provides full access to the latest issue of the Peer Bulletin until February 28, 2009. This articles included in this issue:

1. Proven Learning Tool Strengthens Mentoring Progress
2.
Increase the Power of Coaching by Understanding Its History
3.
Does Technology Improve Mentoring Outcomes?
4.
Peer Training Seminar Connects African and North American Indigenous Cultures
5.
Seven Exclusive Offers for PRN Members
6.
Win Additional Membership Months Through the The Peer Bulletin Quiz
7.
Famous Mentor Pairings ('Creative Renewal' Mentoring in Hollywood or Just an 'Old Boys Network?')
8.
What's New in Coaching, Mentoring and Peer Assistance
9.
Three Champions for Mentoring, Peer Assistance and Coaching
10.
Ten Funding Options Available for Peer, Coaching, and Mentoring Projects
11.
Seven Free Books Available for Review by Peer Resources Network Members
12.
Six Studies and Resources to Guide Professional Practice
13.
Attend any of 67 Peer, Mentor, or Coaching Conferences and Events
14. Access to Previous Issues and Copyright of the Peer Bulletin

December 16, 2008
1. Finding a Successor for Peer Resources
2. Use a Coat of Arms as an Icebreaker in Peer Training
3. Attend Peer Assistance or Peer Mentoring Conferences or Seminars
4. Use the Latest Peer Assistance Resources to Guide Practice
5. Creating Your Legacy
6. CD-ROM Includes Top-Rated Peer Publications
7. Copy, Subscribe, Unsubscribe

September 23, 2008
1. Finding a Successor for Peer Resources
2. Outstanding Training Begins Before the First Session Starts
3. Attend Peer Assistance or Peer Mentoring Conferences or Seminars
4. Use the Latest Peer Assistance Resources to Guide Practice
5. Examples of Top Level Peer Programs and Services
6. CD-ROM Includes Top-Rated Peer Publications
7. Copy, Subscribe, Unsubscribe

June 2, 2008
1. Bringing Your Learning Home
2. Use First Nations Customs and Traditions to Strengthen Peer Assistance
3. Attend Peer Assistance or Peer Mentoring Conferences or Seminars
4. Use the Latest Peer Assistance Resources to Guide Practice
5. Peer Pair Share: An Energizer for Training
6. CD-ROM Includes Top-Rated Peer Publications
7. Copy, Subscribe, Unsubscribe

March 13, 2008
1. Being a Giraffe Instead of a Bystander
2.
CD-ROM Includes Top-Rated Peer Publications
3. Attend Peer Assistance or Peer Mentoring Conferences or Seminars
4. Use Seven of the Latest Peer Assistance Resources to Guide Practice
5. The Power of Games to Energize Peer Training
6. Use First Nations Customs and Traditions to Strengthen Peer Assistance
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December 20, 2007
1. Establishing Compassionate Presence
2. CD-ROM Includes Top-Rated Peer Publications
3. Attend any of 11 Peer Conferences or Training Events

4. Use Nine of the Latest Peer Assistance Research and Resources to Strengthen Peer Practice
5.
Turn Lecture Presentations into Lively Peer Training Events
6. National Association of Peer Programs Calls for Conference Proposals
7. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

September 18, 2007
1. Helping You Helps Me: The Benefits of Being a Peer Assistant, Mentor or Coach
2. CD-ROM Includes Top-Rated Peer Publications
3. Attend any of 18 Peer Conferences or Training Events
4. Seven Champions for Peer Assistance
5. Use Eight of the Latest Peer Assistance Research and Resources to Strengthen Peer Practice
6.
Two Employment Opportunities in the Mentoring Field
7. Train Peer Assistants Based on Aboriginal Traditions
8. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

July 7, 2007
1. Learning from Experience: The Four Keys to Effective Training for Peers
2. Join the Peer Resources Network and Receive Information Bonus
3. Attend any of 19 Peer Conferences or Training Events
4. Five Champions for Peer Assistance
5. Use Eleven Research and Resources to Strengthen Peer Practice
6.
Peer Assistance Goes to the Movies
7. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

May 14, 2007
1. Improve the Impact of Training in Peer Assistance
2. Join the Peer Resources Network and Receive Information Bonus
3. Attend any of 23 Peer Conferences or Training Events
4. Director of San Francisco Peer Programs Needed
5. Use Research and Resources to Strengthen Peer Practice
6.
Peer Health Program Leaders to Meet in Denver
7. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

March 16, 2007
1. Use a Magic Bag to Make a Difference
2. Join the Peer Resources Network and Receive Information Bonus
3. Attend any of 11 Peer Conferences or Training Events
4. Champions for Peer Assistance
5. Use Research and Resources to Strengthen Peer Practice
6.
A Seasonal Warm-Up and Energizer
7. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

October 23, 2006
1. A Friend is the Gift You Give Yourself
2. Join the Peer Resources Network and Receive Information Bonus
3. Attend any of 15 Peer Conferences or Training Events
4. Use Research and Resources to Strengthen Peer Practice
5.
Peer Conference Set to Make a Difference
6. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

September, 2006
1. Peer Training Designed to Empower Learners
2. Join the Peer Resources Network and Receive Information Bonus
3. Attend any of 16 Peer Conferences or Training Events
4. Use Research and Resources to Strengthen Peer Practice
5.
Create a Code of Friendship for Peer Assistance
6. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

July 5, 2006
1. Building Wisdom from the Inside Out
2. Join the Peer Resources Network and Receive Information Bonus
3. Attend any of Twelve Peer Conferences or Training Events
4. Use Research and Resources to Strengthen Peer Practice
5. Peer Mentoring Challenge Learning Cycle
6. Improve the Quality of Youth Peer Education Programse
7. An Energizer for Trust-Building in Groups
8. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

May 13, 2006
1. The Roots of Empathy are Displayed in Olympic Proportions
2. Join the Peer Resources Network and Receive Information Bonus
3. Attend any of Eleven Peer Conferences or Training Events
4. Use Research and Resources to Strengthen Peer Practice
5. Prevent Peer Helpers from Becoming Peer Enablers
6.
Celebrate Champions for Peer Assistance
7. Funding Opportunities for Peer Assistance and Peer Mentoring
8. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

March 10, 2006
1. Challenging Questions for Peer Assistants
2. Join the Peer Resources Network and Receive Information Bonus
3. Attend a Peer Conference or Training Event
4. Research and Resources to Strengthen Peer Practice
5. Brochure Lists Peer Program Standards and Boundaries
6. Champions for Peer Assistance
7. Funding Opportunities for Peer Assistance and Peer Mentoring
8. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

January 9, 2006
1. Peer Power Contributes to Health and Well-Being
2. Navigate With the Latest Issue of Compass
3. Attend a Peer Conference or Training Event
4. Research and Resources to Strengthen Peer Practice
5. Brochure Lists Peer Program Standards and Boundaries
6. Join the Peer Resources Network
7. Champions for Peer Assistance (Funding and Programs)
8. National Peer Support Conference Gains Momentum.
9. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

November 8, 2005
1. Peer Support Accelerates in Canada's Next Olympic Venue
2. Bully Prevention Requires Action Not Lectures
3. Attend a Peer Conference or Training Event
4. Resources and Research to Strengthen Practice
5. Peer Coaching Reduces Stress and Builds Workplace Wellness

6. Join the Peer Resources Network
7.
Funding Opportunities in the Peer World
7. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

September 7, 2005
1. Ask Highly Effective Closed Questions
2. Ensure Accurate Self-Assessment in Peer Work
3. Attend a Peer Conference or Training Event
4. Key Studies from Peer Research to Strengthen Practice
5. What's New in Peer World?
6. Access the Peer Resources Peer Program Assessment Model
7. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

May 19, 2005
1. Building Trust is the Key to the Deepest Relationships
2. Opportunities for Creating and Strengthening Peer Programs
3. Attend a Peer Conference or Training Event
4. Key Studies from Peer Research to Strengthen Practice
5. Use the Five-Finger Model to Evaluate Peer Assistance Relationships
6. Access the Peer Resources Peer Program Assessment Model
7. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

March 21, 2005
1. Peer Support Helps Heal Trauma and Decrease Stress
2. Time Limited Preview Access Avaiable to the Career Advisor
3. Student Peer Leadership Training Book Available at a Discount
4. Attend a Peer Conference or Training Event
5. Four Key Studies from Peer Research to Strengthen Practice
6. Peers Help Families with Workplace Tragedies
7. Job Opportunity to Lead a University-Based Peer Program
8. Healthy Beginnings Program Seeks Proposals for Peer Visitors Strategy
9. Subscribing, Unsubscribing, Distribution and Copyright

January 4, 2005
1. Six Factors that Reduce the Use of Peer Peacekeepers in Schools
2. Student Leadership Training Book Available at a Discount
3. Attend a Best Practices Peer Conference or Seminar

4. Four Key Studies from Peer Research

September 14, 2004
1. Learn to be a Peer Coach
2. Student Leadership Training Book Available at a Discount
3. Attend a Best Practices Peer Conference or Seminar

4. Three Key Studies from Peer Research

June 18, 2004
1. Become a Paid Coordinator of Peer Volunteers
2. Opportunities for Creating and Strengthening Peer Programs
3. The Best Peer Conference
4. A Review of a Peer-Based Anti-Bullying Video

5. Three Key Studies from Peer Research

March 16, 2004
1. Win a Free Registration for a Peer Training Leadership Workshop
2. Opportunities for Creating and Strengthening Peer Programs
3. The Best Peer Conference
4. Providing Credit for Peer Programs (Part I)
5. Providing Credit for Peer Programs (Part II)
6. Three Key Studies fromPeer Research

December 16, 2003
1. Funding Opportunities for Youth-Based Peer Programs
2. Opportunities for Creating and Strengthening Peer Programs
3. The Best Peer Conferences and Events
4. Win a Chance to Be A Certified Dream Coach
5. Becoming the Friend You Always Wanted to Have
6. Three Key Studies from Peer Research

June 16, 2003
1. International Peer Assistance Week
2. Opportunities for Creating and Strengthening Peer Programs
3. University Seeks Peer Program Leader
4. A Key Study from Peer Research

June 9, 2003
1. Opportunities for Creating and Strengthening Peer Programs
2. Online Conference on E-Mentoring
3. National Conference on Peer Helping
4. Two Key Studies from Peer Research

March 28, 2003
1. Funds Available for School-Based Peer Assistance Programs
2. Review of Peer Assistance Student WorkBook
3. Create and Develop High Quality Peer Assistance Programs
4. Using a Quiz to Stimulate Learning in Peer Assistance Classes
5. What's New from Peer Research (Peer Learning and Peer Mediation)

November 18, 2002
1. Peer Resources Publishes Next Issue of Compass
2. Review of Peer Helping Student WorkBook
3. Create and Develop High Quality Peer Assistance Programs
4. What's New from Peer Research