The Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health has published its sixth Monograph in the series Resilience and Health on Peer Support in School by Helen Cowie (Surrey University, UK).
Peer support has the potential to foster positive social relationships during the lifespan transitions from childhood, through adolescence into young adulthood. The Monograph discusses the range of ways in which peer supporters can not only offer emotional help to children and young people who are the targets of bullying or cyberbullying but can also facilitate change in the social and emotional climate of their school, college, or university.
Both evidence-based practice and theoretical aspects of peer support are reviewed here to support the argument that peer support has a key role to play in the creation of safe social environments where there is a concern to promote fairness, inclusiveness, and justice for all.
Peer Support in Schools may be accessed online.