Peer Mediation Program

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    It is our goal to reduce conflict and violence in our school by giving students an opportunity to resolve conflicts through mediation. Mediation is a way to deal with conflict between individuals or groups using the resources of a third party (in our model Staff member and student) who is trained as a facilitator of the mediation process. The mediators role is to help all involved in the conflict:

     

    •       Communicate effectively
    •       Clarify information
    •       Understand each others perspective
    •       Develop possible alternatives
    •       Explore consequences
    •       Make decisions

     It is important to emphasize that the mediation process does not judge right or wrong. It does hope to develop a solution that both students can live with.  All discussions are confidential.