Our Peer Mediation program is based in schools, where student mediators help other students resolve conflicts and serve as co-mediators alongside an adult in child-parent or student-teacher disputes. When training peer mediators, Quabbin Mediation works closely with school staff to develop a mediation training program consistent with the values of the school community. This, along with school-wide education about the mediation program and its use, ensures its implementation. Having cultural and institutional support from teachers, staff, and other students is crucial to a successful mediation process, and to shifting the school’s discipline culture from one of punishment to one of supportive behavioral change.
- 18-20 hour training
Please be in touch with Training Director Susan Wallace to discuss how to bring Peer Mediation Training to your school.