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THE PEERs

PEERs are paid student peer educators that Prevent harms, Educate about holistic health and well-being, Empower our community, and Refer students to campus resources. They are trained in the fundamentals of public health as it relates to the following topic areas: substance use, sexual citizenship, and health promotion.

The PEERs program is a collaboration between the Office of Substance Use Programs, Education and Resources (SUPER) and the SHARE Education Team, with support from Well-being at Stanford.

PEERs promote an integrated model of health and well-being that recognizes these topics do not exist within a vacuum of one another.  They are educators who can speak to the nuances of where topics overlap and diverge and how they directly relate to the student experience.

For background, the ASSU passed a resolution in 2020 supporting ongoing prevention education for all students. Simultaneously, students and ResEd professional staff have asked for continuing education opportunities in their residences. The PEERs program aims to meet the health and wellbeing education needs of our community in an evidence-based manner, in partnership with ResEd.

Please feel free to reach out to Natalie Thomas (thomasnc@stanford.edu) and Carley Flanery (cflanery@stanford.edu) with questions.


Interested in being a PEER? 

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PEERs receive training from both SUPER and the SHARE Education teams. PEERs will conduct outreach education programs across campus neighborhoods on topics involving alcohol/drug use, sexual citizenship, and health promotion.

PEERs will also be active members of the wellness community and will table on campus to promote awareness on public health issues.

PEERs will work about 5 paid hours a week.

 

The only pre-requisite to apply to be a PEER is a passion for the health and wellbeing of your peers and a desire to learn about public health. If selected, you would engage in 32 hours of training in fundamentals and ongoing in-service trainings throughout the academic year. The role commitment is for one academic year with the possibility of continuing on in subsequent academic years. 

**Fall 2021 application process is now closed.  Keep an eye out for a call for applications at a later time.**

 

A typical week for a PEER includes attending weekly team meetings and being out in community neighborhoods conducting outreach education programs and tabling for national awareness weeks.

PEERs also gather at times to put together resource materials and kits for various events. 

Each week, PEERs will spend time with their professional supervisors, each other, and with lead student PEER mentors.

 

A workshop request form will open soon after PEERs complete their training throughout October. Any student organization, house/dorm, will be able to request a PEER led workshop.