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NCJ Number: 160379 Find in a Library
Title: Student Mediation in Secondary Schools: Training and Implementation Guide
Corporate Author: New Mexico Ctr for Dispute Resolution
National Resource Ctr for Youth Mediation
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 190
Sponsoring Agency: New Mexico Ctr for Dispute Resolution
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Sale Source: New Mexico Ctr for Dispute Resolution
National Resource Ctr for Youth Mediation
620 Roma NW
Suite B
Albuquerque, NM 87102
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual is intended to guide secondary schools in the implementation of a schoolwide mediation program and to train staff and students and sometimes parents in this means for resolving disputes that arise in the school setting.
Abstract: The program has three components. The teacher modeling component involves the training of teachers and other staff to use conflict resolution for a variety of disputes and to demonstrate the importance of problemsolving and communication skills by applying them throughout the school. The staff training lasts from one-half to a full day. The mediation component involves training selected staff and students in the mediation process and the techniques for becoming third-party facilitators who assist staff or students in resolving conflicts. This training requires 12 hours. The curriculum component is designed to enhance acceptance and understanding of the student mediation program among all students. The manual details the seven steps involved in developing and implementing a mediation program and presents a training outline and 24 activities for trainees. Appended lists of reference materials and national organizations and agencies that can serve as resources
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Criminology; Mediation training; School delinquency programs
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