Training Peer Educators

Peer education involves utilizing a specific group or population’s peers (those similar in age, background or interests) to engage in activities intended to inform, influence, and support a group or population to maintain healthy sexual behaviors and change risky sexual behaviors. Peer educators often are more likely able to influence the behaviors of their peers since they are seen as relatable and credible. This section of the Toolkit includes manuals and guides intended for trainers who will train peer educators in educating their peers on HIV prevention.