- Conflicts between students are a part of daily life in schools. Conflicts that are most common include name-calling, rumors and friendships gone amiss. Mediation is a conflict resolution approach where disputants have the opportunity to discuss and resolve conflict peacefully.
- Peer mediation is the process of students solving their own conflicts with adult supervision. Mediation hearings are conducted by a trained student mediator. The peer mediator is a neutral, outside third party, not associated with the conflict. Mediators keep all information pertaining to the hearing confidential.
- Referrals to peer mediation may be made through the Counseling Center. 5th and 6th grade students may be referred to peer mediation to resolve conflict.
- Peer mediation is an opportunity for students to learn leadership, communication, critical thinking, and the problem solving skills necessary to become a productive member of society.
- Peer Mediators are chosen based on characteristics such as: people skills, leadership potential, respect of peers or ability to gain respect, good verbal skills, good listening skills, and an ability to honor and maintain confidentiality .
If you are interested in learning more about Peer Mediation, please contact LaKiesha Talbert or call 713-740-5238.