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What is peer mediation?
Peer Mediation is a program that offers a way to resolve conflicts peacefully by discussing the problem, with the help of a third, neutral party (the Peer Mediator). Peer Mediation is a valid way to resolve a conflict in a mature way that promotes non-violence in schools and communities. The students having the conflict are the ones who decide how they want to resolve it peacefully.
Why the need for peer mediation?
Culture is everything in a school community, having an avenue to vent and
resolve conflicts it is critical to academic success. Many disputes in school
begin over a small misunderstanding or miscommunication, which can be
easily resolved if people are willing to talk about the issue. The purpose for
student-led medis is to promote growth and learn alternative ways to
handle conflicts in everyday life. Also, students will learn strategies from
their peers that they can teach younger siblings and family members.
If you are interested in joining peer mediation, reach out to Mr. Maisonet!