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A select group of fifth graders are chosen to become Peacekeepers and are trained on the peer mediation process. Peer mediation addresses conflict resolution within the school. Peacekeepers work in teams of two, helping students to resolve problems, so that everyone becomes more skilled when facing difficulty.

Problems you may want to refer to Bellwood Peacekeepers include arguments, bullying, & issues of peer relations. These conflicts are then resolved in a safe, peaceful manner.

Students can be referred to Bellwood Peacekeepers by administrators, teachers, and other students.

Research has shown that using peer mediation in a school can create a calmer climate within the school building because it models respect for others. As this spreads throughout the building, the entire student body learns and benefits from the peer mediation process. This is clearly another way to prevent bullying and negative behavior.