The County of Riverside Community Action Partnership is proud to offer our highly acclaimed Peer Mediation program to all schools in Riverside County. Our comprehensive and interactive program provides
students with problem solving, communication, active listening and leadership skills to help them become better students in all walks of life.
Peer 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 (rumors, bullying, etc.)
by following a 5-Step conflict resolution process. Peer Mediators become models of peacemaking wherever they go, helping to make their homes, their schools and their communities a better place to live.
Students who receive the training are more confident about communicating with school personnel, are able to develop positive relationships with their fellow peers and they are prepared to assist other students in solving
their problems peacefully. 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
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
· Encourage students to develop core ethical values
· Create a caring and cooperative school environment
The Peer Mediation Training is 10 hours and our fee is $500 per training. Community Action provides all materials including; training manuals, permission forms, activities, videos, certificates of completion, Peer Mediator buttons
and shirts plus an experienced trainer. During 2016-2017 school year we worked with 38 elementary, middle and high schools and provided mediation skills to over 1,012 students and school staff.