Positive Peer Culture (PPC)
About This Program
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. Positive Peer Culture (PPC) has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Higher Level of Placement.
PPC is a peer-helping model designed to improve social competence and cultivate strengths in troubled and troubling youth. “Care and concern” for others (or “social interest”) is the defining element of PPC. Rather than demanding obedience to authority or peers, PPC demands responsibility, empowering youth to discover their greatness. Caring is made fashionable and any hurting behavior totally unacceptable. PPC assumes that as group members learn to trust, respect, and take responsibility for the actions of others, norms can be established. These norms not only extinguish antisocial conduct, but more importantly reinforce pro-social attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Positive values and behavioral change are achieved through the peer-helping process. Helping others increases self-worth. As one becomes more committed to caring for others, s/he abandons hurtful behaviors.
Goals of Positive Peer Culture (PPC):
Please check in the Brief Description section above for the program's goals. If they are not there, the program's representative has not provided these since we began requesting them in Fall 2010.
Target Population: Troubled and troubling adolescent youth.
For children/adolescents ages: 12 – 17
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2011
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: January 2008
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: January 2008