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Peer Advocates Training and Consulting's workshops are geared towards Individuals and organizations interested in learning new skills, or in setting up or reinforcing existing programs. Our team brings extensive expertise and experience training youth and adults across the country. Workshops are highly interactive, and participants will leave with a toolbox of information, skills, and program ideas.

Virtual Team Meeting

Peer Programs: Two-day Training of Trainers


August 14 & 15, 2024

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day

at the:

Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE)

313 West Winton Avenue

Hayward, CA 94541

No Fee

Limited space for non-ACOE staff, so please register soon!

A powerful Peer Program trains youth in specific communication and helping skills so that they may provide services to other youth –- their peers -- in a well-thought-out, systematic way.


This two-day Training of Trainers is based on the foundational Peer Program work of Ira Sachnoff. It is geared towards adults interested in setting up or reinforcing an existing Peer Program that trains youth to become peer counselors, mentors, conflict mediators, and peer educators on topics that impact other youth.

Registration is limited to the first 35 people to enroll. To reserve a place, register now, and send a check or purchase order to Peer Advocates Training & Consulting.

This training is designed to help participants decide which components of a Peer Program they need at their sites. It provides them with the concrete foundational "building blocks" and the daily “nuts and bolts” of implementing a successful program.

Participants will leave the training with a plan of action,  the skills needed to recruit, train, supervise and motivate Peer Advocates, and a hands-on curriculum with step-by-step guidance for training youth. The workshop cost includes both .pdf and .doc versions of the curriculum. A hard-copy of the curriculum book Peer Advocates in Action may be purchased separately.

In this workshop you will:

  • Develop a site plan for starting and implementing your program

  • Examine in detail a student-training curriculum for teaching helping  and relational skills such as: non-verbal communication, listening, paraphrasing, question-asking, and decision-making.

  • Learn how to select and recruit students for a successful program

  • Learn how to get support for your program

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