Helping Skills for Middle School Students

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Educational Media Corporation, 1992 - Education - 160 pages
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This book presents a developmental model for peer helping which places less emphasis on students in crises and more emphasis on helping them in advance of serious problems. The first chapter introduces peer helping and the facilitative model and provides an overview of the book. The second chapter discusses principles of human behavior. The third chapter explores the concept of relating. Facilitative conditions of caring accepting understanding, trusting, and respecting are discussed. The fourth chapter focuses on listening skills. Four steps for attentive listening are outlined and discussed. The fifth chapter deals with responding. High facilitative responses, feeling-focused responses, clarifying and summarizing, open questions, acknowledging, linking, complimenting and confronting, reassuring and supporting, analyzing and interpreting, and advising and evaluating are all discussed. The sixth chapter focuses on giving feedback. The facilitative feedback model is presented, and guidelines are offered for giving feedback. The seventh chapter discusses decision making. Five focused questions are offered to help with making responsible and effective decisions. A problem-solving model is presented which encourages the use of high facilitative responses. The eighth chapter suggests helping projects for peer helpers such as helping interviews, peer support groups, planning leisure activities, peer tutoring, buddy systems, and large group presentations. (LLL)

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Peer Helping and the Facilitative Model
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