We will introduce peer mediations to two post-elementary schools in the Nowomiejski District. Our previous project has concluded that the region’s youth have low level of social skills, particularly in the areas of dialogue and interpersonal relationship building. Additionally, teenagers engaged in our research pointed out frequent conflicts and peer violence.
We’d like to address these issues by pointing to mediations as an alternative to the authority’s intervention (e.g. a teacher). We’d like to train young boys and girls as well as their guardians, introduce a right to mediate to the school statutes, and create two textbooks designed for a peer mediator and a school mediator. Additionally, we’d like to open a consultation point for the youth that will train individuals interested in conflict resolution among their peers, at school, family, etc.
Our partners in the project are two post-elementary schools, both interested in introducing school and peer mediations. Our partners will make their facilities available and will engage their students, teachers and parents into the project.