Mediation is a conflict resolution approach in which disputants have the chance to sit and talk, uninterrupted, so each side of the dispute is heard. After the problem is defined, solutions are created and then evaluated. The trained peer mediators are the people who lead this process. The mediator does not take sides and keeps all information confidential. Mediation is a skill that involves good communication, problem solving and critical thinking. Members meet weekly to receive training and discuss strategies. Peer mediators develop and promote a conflict prevention campaign, conduct trainings at Parker and Hart, and mediate athletes and activity to members after school preserve the team concept.
How do I get involved?
Contact club sponsors: Tiphnee Staples, 708-335-5619; Dawn Edwards, 708-335-5616