Peer Education

In teams of two, Peer Outreach Workers present single session, hour long prevention based groups on various situations and issues that our youth population faces.

Thomas came into the Teen Drop-in Center/Clinic and explained to the Peer Outreach Workers (POW’s) that he had recently gotten out of McLaughlin Youth Center, was completing high school, and doing great with his probation. Thomas said the information he learned from the POW’s prevention based group at McLaughlin Youth Center helped him with the knowledge and desire to reduce his risk for HIV and STIs and wanted to get tested.

Upcoming Training

April 21st: Suicide Awareness & Prevention

May 19th: Stress Management

June 16th: Creating Healthy Relationships

July 21st: Budgeting 101

August 18th: Balancing Education & Employment

September: Drugs & Addiction

The training sessions listed above will be held every third Thursday of the month in the Weidner room located at Covenant House from 4-6pm. The training will be open to ages 13-23 and food and beverages will be provided.

[symple_toggle title=”Single Session 1 Hour Prevention Based Presentation”]In teams of two, peer outreach workers present single session one hour prevention based groups.

Presentations are developed and facilitated by Peer Outreach Workers. The information presented is socially relevant and issues of concern to the youth in our community. In 2013, our over 800 contacts through these prevention based groups gave youth access to life saving education and resources. 78% of youths contacted reported an increase in knowledge related to the presentation subject and 84% youth contacts reported satisfaction with the presentation.

One Hour Session Topics:

  • Addictions
  • Bullying
  • Birth Control Options
  • Building Healthy Relationships
  • Communication
  • Domestic Violence
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Homelessness and Youth in Anchorage
  • Human Trafficking
  • Job Skills
  • LGBTQ Community
  • Marijuana
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault
  • STIs
  • Stress
  • Suicide

If you would like to have our trained Peer Outreach Workers come and present a prevention based group to your group, agency, program, event etc. please do not hesitate to contact us.[/symple_toggle]