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Peer Helper Initiatives for Out-of-the-Mainstream Youth: A Report and Compendium

This study focuses on the types of peer helper initiatives which are successful in working with youth-at-risk and the challenges that are present when developing or maintaining peer helper initiatives. The study was based on site visits in selected communities, interviews, and focus group discussions with youth-at-risk and those providing services to these young people. This report, which relied strongly on work by Rey Carr, includes a list and description of Canadian peer programs

created for street youth, details the challenges of establishing peer programs for street youth, and provides guidelines for peer program development. (1996, 86 pages)

This file is available to download and read using an Adobe Acrobat Reader which is FREE.

Find it at the Health Canada web-site:

or for copies contact:

Work & Education Health Promotion Unit

Systems for Health Directorate

6th Floor Jeanne Mance Building

Postal Locator 1906C

Health Canada

Ottawa ON K1A 1B4