ABSTRACT

Peer helpers are functioning effectively in various settings, including schools, churches, teen and crisis centers, clubs and community organizations, workplaces, churches, health centers, and other community agencies engaged in helping through interpersonal relationships. In schools, peer helpers work with other students in both groups and one-to-one relationships. The peer helper can be a vital assistant to the mental health professional by extending helping services to more students than could be served by the professional alone.