Youth & Schools

Youth and Schools                                  
Chair: Clare Fowler
Members: Sherril Ellsworth, Linda Seely 

New Mediators' Guidance from May 15-16 Youth Conference
This article summarizes the Young Minds, Global Voices Conference.
by Jonathan RodriguesClare FowlerMaria ApostolidouIlan David BassAmee DharamshiMelanie KochNisshant LaroiaBenjamin LutzGwendolyn MyersOlivia Chisom OsualaLydia RaySumhiya  SallayJay Patrick SantiagoSalman Shaheen
This conference was sponsored by in an effort to hear from younger mediators. These 6 sessions included thought young leaders from around the globe, forming a brain trust for how to create peace in ourselves, our community and our world.

Presentation Materials from May 28 Forum: 
New Voices in Dispute Resolution

Additional Resources

Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Recommended Standards for School-Based Peer Mediation

Peer mediation can be a successful approach to managing interpersonal conflict in elementary and secondary schools. These programs provide a unique opportunity for diverse students to use communication, human relations, and problem-solving skills in real-life settings. Effective programs can help to create a safe and welcoming school environment, improve interpersonal and inter-group relations, and assist in reducing school conflicts and violence, especially when part of a comprehensive violence prevention plan.

Click to download Recommended Standards for School-Based Peer Mediation Programs
(Adobe PDF File)