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 Rodrigues, Clare Fowler, Maria Apostolidou, Ilan David Bass, Amee Dharamshi, Melanie Koch, Nisshant Laroia, Benjamin Lutz, Gwendolyn Myers, Olivia Chisom Osuala, Lydia Ray, Sumhiya Sallay, Jay Patrick Santiago, Salman Shaheen
This conference was sponsored by Mediate.com 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
Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Recommended Standards for School-Based Peer Mediation
Peer mediation can be a successful approach to managing interpersonal conï¬‚ict 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 conï¬‚icts 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)