What is Peer Mediation?


Peer Mediation is a structured, orderly, confidential process where two neutral, student peer mediators use communication skills and peer mediation techniques to help students in conflict identify the problem(s) they wish to resolve, communicate effectively, develop empathy for one another, and create their own solutions.  For many, having access to a neutral place and a chance to talk and be heard is all that is needed.  The mediation setting encourages using words to work things out.

Peer Mediation focuses on students helping students resolve their own disputes.  It benefits by helping them take more responsibility for their own actions and learn life-long skills to resolve conflicts using words that heal.



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