Peer Mediation

grades 7-12

Curriculum from Peninsula Conflict Mediation Center, San Mateo, California – Redwood City

This 6-hour training involves learning and practicing active communication skills including listening, restating, reflecting, questioning, empathy, and expressing feelings.

It teaches a prescribed script based on two peer mediators working with two disputants to solve their problem.   Practice is included in the training.

Sample Mediation Program

Program Components And Pricing

A complete Peer Mediation program includes Adult Training, Program Curriculum, and Peer Mediator Training.

Adult Training Session:

  • Participants to include: program coordinator, school counselor, administrators, teachers, school board members, parents, and school site members
  • Facilitated by Sharon Yoerg or Maureen Campbell
  • $900 for Full-Day Adult Training plus travel expenses

Program Curriculum:

  • Fully-developed curriculum covers all aspects of the Mediation Program
  • Curriculum reusable year-to-year and will be updated free-of-charge
  • Can be reproduced at your school as needed
  • Includes all lessons and forms for programs
  • Price includes complimentary on-going program support

Peer Mediator Training Session: (to be combined with Adult Training)

Training length depends on experience of peer leaders. See choices below:

A) Experienced Peer Mediators — For students already part of an existing on-campus peer mediation program

  • 1-day training for peer mediators (up to 50 participants)
  • Training in: presentation and group facilitation skills; cultural awareness and diversity, building cultural competencies, and Mediation lessons
  • Facilitated by Sharon Yoerg or Maureen Campbell
  • $900 for Experienced Peer Mediator Training plus travel expenses

B) New Peer Mediators — For students at a school where no peer helping/mediation program is already in place

    • Two days of training for peer mediators (up to 50 participants):
      • Day 1 = General peer helping skills including: communication and conversational skills — listening, questioning, restating, summarizing, I-messages, feeling statements, handling silence
      • Day 2 = Training in: presentation and group facilitation skills; cultural awareness and diversity, building cultural competencies, and Mediation lessons

Two days of training for peer mediators (up to 50 participants) Facilitated by Sharon Yoerg or Maureen Campbell $1,800 for New Peer Mediator Training (2 days @ $900 each) plus travel expenses

Click here for a sample schedule of the SOS Peer Mediation Program

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