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By: Lynzee Cohen, Miranda Gallagher, and Patience Patrick PEER MEDIATION

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By: Lynzee Cohen, Miranda Gallagher, and Patience Patrick PEER MEDIATION Slide 2 WHAT IS PEER MEDIATION? Solving Conflicts The Mediator Slide 3 STEPS FOR PEER MEDIATION Introduction Sharing perspectives Getting more information Defining the problem Brainstorming Solutions Choosing Solutions Closing Slide 4 A FAIRY TALE MEDIATION ROLE PLAY Goldilocks and Baby Bear have requested mediation because they can no longer figure out how to get along. They have been friends for a long time but recently something happened that changed their relationship (Block & Blazej, 2005). Slide 5 INTRODUCTION Mediators introduce themselves to the disputants, ask for the disputants names, and explain the process, including confidentiality (Block & Blazej, 2005). Slide 6 SHARING PERSPECTIVES Each disputant tells his/her story of what happened. Disputants share their interpretation of what happened and how the conflict made them feel (Block & Blazej, 2005). Slide 7 GETTING MORE INFORMATION Mediators ask open-ended questions to clarify and verify. Mediators ask, Is there anything else that we need to know? (Block & Blazej, 2005) Slide 8 DEFINING THE PROBLEM Mediators paraphrase and restate each disputants account. Mediators guide disputants to come to an agreement about what the problem really is (Block & Blazej, 2005). Slide 9 BRAINSTORMING SOLUTIONS Disputants brainstorm possible solutions. Mediators ask disputants to talk about which solutions the disputants are willing to agree on and which ones are not agreeable. Mediators ask disputants to talk about how each possible solution will affect the disputants relationship with each other (Block & Blazej, 2005). Slide 10 CHOOSING SOLUTIONS Disputants decide together how they will proceed. Disputants come to an agreement on which solutions are the best. Mediators ask if the disputants are satisfied and if they need anything else from the mediation (Block & Blazej, 2005). Slide 11 CLOSING Mediators thank the disputants for participating and remind them, if necessary, of confidentiality. Mediators mention that if the disputants need help in the future, the mediation process is always available to them (Block & Blazej, 2005). Slide 12 WHEN CAN PEER MEDIATION BE USED? Slide 13 Reference Block, M., & Blazej, B. (2005). Resolving conflict with a peer mediation program. Retrieved from http://umaine.edu/peace/files/2011/01/PEER_MEDIATION_FINAL_11.pd f

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