National Association of Peer Program Professionals CODE OF ETHICS FOR PEER HELPERS-
A CODE OF ETHICS IS AN AGREEMENT AMONG THOSE WHO COMMIT TO THE PROGRAM AS
TO THE NORMS THAT SHALL GUIDE THEIR BEHAVIOR DURING THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN THE PROGRAM.
Peer Helpers shall be people of personal integrity. NAPPP believes that Peer Helpers will:
1. “Embrace the philosophy that peer helping as an effective way to address the needs and
conditions of people.
2. Respect the individual’s right to dignity, self-development, and self -direction.
3. Model positive behaviors and life choices (e.g., no substance use/abuse).
4. Embrace the concept of service to others for the good of the community.
5. Maintain confidentiality of information imparted during the course of program related
activities with the exceptions of child abuse, sexual abuse, family dysfunction, psychotic
behavior, harm to self and others, and drug and alcohol abuse.
6. Refrain from tackling situations for which they have no training and preparation (e.g.
Peer mediation, tutoring, etc.).
7. Recognize report, and know techniques to deal with stated or implied threats to their
emotional or physical well-being.” (NAPPP © 2010)