The Peer

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Why should you do this exercise?

Understand the definition of peer:
“A peer, is my equal, at my level.
We share the same things.
We feel the same things.
A peer is someone who went through the same situations as me.
A peer is not necessarily a friend or a family member.”

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What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability?

Present the exercice and give the material.
The peer-trainer gives personals information
and ask the trainees to find similarities.

What is the objective of the exercise?

Understanding the concept of peer.

What is the method to be used?

The peer-trainer asks the trainees to explain the peer. The trainer gives the definition of peer: “A peer, is my equal, at my level. We share the same things. We feel the same things. A peer is someone who went through the same situations as me. A peer is not necessarily a friend or a family member.”

The peer-trainer lays down the emotion portraits on the table and asks the participants to work together. The group should find a ranking order for the portraits.
The trainer questions the trainees:
How can we share our emotions with others?

The peer-trainer hands out a character to each trainee
The peer-trainer asks the trainees to present their character and to find their peer
The trainees explain their choice
The trainer asks the trainees:
How do we recognize our peer?

The peer-trainer displays the 3 chronological friezes

The trainer reads the life course of 3 characters
The peer-trainer gives out the life course drawings
The peer-trainer asks the trainees to pick the drawings corresponding to the events.
The trainer asks to compare the 3 life courses.
What do you notice in the lives of these 3 persons ?

What are the materials needed?

Drawings with different emotions.
Drawings with characters and their informations

Tips for the trainers/additional information

Timeframe: 2 hours