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?
Dissolution of friendships
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
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