Peer Mediators with the certificates at Common Ground High School

Peer Mediators with the certificates at Common Ground High School

Basic Peer Mediation Training

(This package is best for schools with existing peer mediation programs)

Peer Mediation provides a guided process for peaceful conflict resolution. As its name implies, peers of the disputants conduct the mediation. The disputing parties resolve their own disputes and create their own solutions. The trained mediators act as neutral third parties to help the participants reach a mutually fair and reasonable agreement.

What types of disputes can be mediated?

School rumors/gossip 

Social networking 

Dissolution of friendships 

Property theft 

Confrontations that result from differences in race, culture, etc. 

What are the benefits of peer mediation training?

Resolution of minor disputes that interfere with education process 

Stronger sense of cooperation and school community 

Development of communication and leadership skills 

Reduced suspensions and overall decrease in disciplinary measures 

Reduced tension and hostility 

Logistics:

12-Hours in length for instructional time 

Training is for 20 youth and 4 adults

Requires a space conducive to small group work with an LCD Projector

CM will provide manuals and materials for the training

Cost: $3,000