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Transcript of Resolving Conflicts
A mediator can help people in healthy ways, by resolving conflicts and responding to disrespectful behaviors. Counselors, parents, or other adults can be mediators. There are many schools that have peer mediation programs.
Here is The Mediation Process.
When Conflicts Get Out Of Hand
The Mediation Process
Step 1. Establish neutrality
Don't decide who is right or wrong or take sides.
Step 2. Set the ground rules
Get the opposite sides to agree on ground rules.
Step 3. Listen to each side
Let each person tell their view of the situation, then let them ask questions.
Step 4. Search for possible solutions
Think of solutions everyone will agree with.
Step 5. Don't give up
Ask for an adult trusted by both sides
if both sides can't figure out a solution.
When Violence Erupts
What You Can Do #1
Here are some strategies for avoiding violence
Commit to nonviolence
Practice self control, don't fight or threaten others, and don't watch or encourage others to fight.
Dress for safety
Don't wear gang like clothes and don't have expensive items with you.
Avoid weapons, gangs, and drugs
Don't do drugs, joins gangs, or use weapons
Avoid harmful situations
If you know there will be gangs, drugs, alcohol, and weapons at a party, don't go leave immediately.
People who have not learned to deal with their anger in healthy ways may act violently in tense situations
Negative Peer Pressure
People who are part of gangs will press people into violent acts.
Drugs and Alcohol
Do not ever drink alcohol or sell illegal drugs . It will often contribute to violence.
People who can't control their anger or feel powerful will use guns to settle an argument.
Lack Of Tolerance
Judgements or opinions about people that aren't based on facts and knowledge may lead to violent acts against members of a group.
what to do #2
Use Conflict resolution
recall the skills you've learned for settling disputes, and practice them
use good manners
be polite to people and not violent
You have to recognize tht individuals and groups might have different ideas, beliefs, and values
advocate for peace
be a positive example. become a peer mediator or volunteer in a group
If a conflict gets out of hand, it will lead to violence. Violence is the use of physical force to harm someone or something. Violence can lead to injuries and death. There are some communities that have problems with gang violence. There are teens that join gangs because they don't have a sense of belonging to other groups. Another source of violence is communities with weapons.
BY Oscar Peraza
Sarvin Zahedi Juan Gamez and Joshua Acosta