Peer Education & Outcome Research

Schedule a Seminar for you class

To schedule a class presentation call Lindsay Montgomery at (470) 578-4515 or email peer-educ@kennesaw.edu.

Peer education supports the idea students learn from others that they can identify with. Much like one alcoholic helping another, a peer educator is one student helping another to learn. In this case our trained peer educators are reaching out to students at KSU and in the local community to help prevent consequences of high risk decisions prior to them happening.

Outcome Research

Outcome research began in 2010 at Kennesaw State Universities' Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery to measure the effectiveness of Alcohol and or Drug (AOD) prevention education using risk and communication theory. Two discoveries emerged from this research. First, a more realistic model of risk in young adults. Secondly, a measurement indicating changes in risk perception.

This model of risk was created to mirror progression in addiction and explain the prevention paradox. The result is a new perspective on the risk in young adults. Change in risk perception can be calculated before and after this intervention. This means at risk students can be identified, measured and intervened on before unnecessary consequences or tragedy. Educators for prevention can now answer both questions "what good has been done?" and "are we doing any good?" in a quantitative manner.


 

How to Become a Peer Educator

To register for free training, or any other questions, contact Lindsay Montgomery at peer-educ@kennesaw.edu or (470) 578-4515

We need students to present to incoming freshmen about alcohol and other drugs! Becoming a peer educator means making a difference on your campus. Peer education is also a great way to boost a resume or CV and learn valuable presentation and public speaking skills!

Training is scheduled in groups and on an individual basis. 

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