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Peer Mediation Facilitator Training

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Transcript of Peer Mediation Facilitator Training

Centinela Youth Services, Inc.
StARS Club
Peer Mediation & Restorative Dialogues
I. Icebreaker
II. Agency Introduction & Overview
III. Peer Mediation Program Overview
IV. Leadership
V. Self-Reflections
VI. First Contact:
Establishing a presence
at school site


1. CYS Mission Statement &
Programs
2. VORS/FARS/STARS
3. Affiliates - ERJC/RJC
Our Peer Mediation History
Spring 2014 Peer Mediation Facilitator Training

STudents Able to Resolve Situations
10+ years
Project Peace (2000)
Inglewood
Lowered discipline referrals 50-80% in one year
suspensions
expulsions
absences
school safety
35 schools/5 school districts
Recognized by US DOJ as an effective method of reducing school violence
CYS Today: Moving Forward

What is Peer Mediation? Why?
Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS)
Serving communities of color
Youth empowerment
Dialogue
Microcosm --> Macrocosm
"Staying Afloat" : Data Reporting
5 mediations per month = YOU CAN DO IT!
Building rapport, establishing a presence
Getting Referrals = ORGANIC PROCESS
Los Angeles County Dept. of Community and Senior Services
Dispute Resolution (Program) Services to residents of LA County
Leadership :
Self-Reflection
Sincerity
Reliability
Patience
The Roots
Keeping the "Roots"
Hydrated
Effective Listening
Active Listening
AWARENESS OF:
Perceptions
Conflict Style
Social/Cultural Influences
Assumptions
Self-Care
Restorative
(Transformative)
Justice
Rupturing the
School-to-Prison
Pipeline
Circles
Balance
Engagement
Accountability
Empowerment
Referrals
Drop Boxes
Referral Slips
Staff Referrals
Self Referrals
Peer Referrals
Fact-finding/Logistics
Filtering Process
Reminder/Passes
Setting up the mediation
Choosing mediators
The Mediation Process
Paperwork
Intake
Agreement to take part
Brainstorming
Mediation Agreement
"Anonymous" Post-Questionnaire
Student Peer Mediator-Lead Introductions
Sample Scripts/Training Wheels
Confidentiality
Caucusing/Reconvening the disputants
Writing the Agreement
After the Mediation Session...

Debriefing with your mediators
Overview of what happened
Self-Reflection
What did you learn?
Does this remind you of anything you've experienced before?
What do you understand better about yourself/peer mediation?
What do you think was going on here?
Case Studies & Role Plays
Agenda

Were you a “victim” or “offender” of bullying/harassment/violence in school?

Back In The Days…
Building rapport with your mediators
Informal tone - find your style
Circles - during training days
Visual/auditory/kinesthetic aids
Implementing self-reflecting activities/process
Activities/Boards/Role plays
Evaluating peer mediators - continuously
Short & sweet is key

Student Peer Mediator
Training Process
Facilitator Manuals

Guidelines - Handouts
Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic rewards
Progress charts
Motivational intrinsic/extrinsic reward “system”
Circles
Misuse of process by mediators
Confidentiality violation(s)
-”Repeat offenders”

Classroom Management
Procedures and protocols
Checking in
Reporting to school admin/staff in emergencies
Working/interacting with school staff
Knowing school structure - aux. staff
PR for STARS Club
Memos/announcements to staff & students
Signs & posters
-Decorating your facility & campus - follow procedures/protocols
Workshops
FARS

Establishing a Presence at Your School Site
$tipends - How to keep ‘em coming
Contracts/Agreements
Evaluations - Circles/One-to-One
Monthly Reports
Due dates/deadlines
Meetings
Best practices
Sharing resources
Team camaraderie

Housekeeping
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