Community Action Partnership of Riverside County Dispute
Resolution Center is proud to offer our highly acclaimed Peer Mediation training
program to all Riverside County Schools for FREE.
This program provides students, teachers, and
school administrators with an alternative to traditional disciplinary practices
and helps create a healthy learning environment.
Mediation is a voluntary process where students, trained as Peer Mediators,
help other students come to a better understanding of each other and reach
their own solution to school conflicts (e.g. rumors, bullying, etc.).
mediators become models of peacemaking wherever they go, helping to make their
homes, their schools and their communities a better place to live. By using conflict
resolution skills and the peer mediation process,
students can begin to see
conflict as an opportunity for growth and learning, rather than something that
fuels anger, frustration or even violence.
The goal of the Peer Mediation program is to:
· Reduce school conflict
· Provide students with Problem-Solving skills
· Provide Leadership & Communication skills
· Create a caring and cooperative school environment
The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) provides all materials,
including training manuals, certificates of completion, Peer Mediator buttons
and shirts for each student plus an experienced instructor.
We have worked with
over 75 elementary, middle and high schools and provided mediation skills to
over 3,400 students and school staff.