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University Health Services Offers Annual Peer Educator Training

Program trains students to serve as counselors to peers on social issues facing students

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Kristen Scholly, (808) 956-3574
University Health Services
Alisha Holloway, (808) 956-3574
University Health Services
Posted: Oct 21, 2003

University Health Services at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is holding its annual Peer Educator Training on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Queen Liliuʻokalani Center for Student Services, Room 412.

Open to all UH students, the Peer Educator program provides valuable skills and opportunities for students—public speaking skills, experience in special event planning and promotion, an opportunity to work on a UH research project, develop health resources and volunteer in community events. Peer educators provide numerous presentations to students and increase the effectiveness of the presentations by representing the student body.

Peer Educator training is a component of the UH Mānoa Lōkahi Program, which consists of graduate and undergraduate students from various fields of study including education, nursing, medicine, psychology, public health, social work and others. The organization was formed in 1987 to combat the growing threat of HIV infection on university campuses with a mission to support students by sharing knowledge and skills that help them live healthy lives.

The program has expanded over the last few years, providing knowledge, skills, and decision-making strategies designed to enable students to make positive behavioral choices. Peer educators provide information and presentations that address the following topic areas: health and wellness, sexual relationships and health, body image and eating disorder awareness, and tobacco education/cessation.

Lunch and snacks will be provided to students who attend the training session. For more information about the session or to RSVP, call 956-3574. Deadline to RSVP is Friday, Oct. 24.