School Programs

The Mediation & Training Collaborative encourages students to resolve conflict without violence. Through School Peer Mediation, trained mediators listen and support students, teachers or school administrators as they find a way to settle their differences. TMTC mediators remain unbiased and withhold judgement throughout each session, facilitating discussion as participants decide for themselves how to settle their differences.  

Peer mediation can address conflicts before they develop into major problems, prevent fights, help participants understand each other better, improve relationships, teach students a peaceful, responsible method for problem resolution, help students respect diversity and, overall, improve the school climate.

Peer Mediation helps resolve issues such as:

  • Rumors
  • Prejudice
  • Harassment
  • Teasing
  • Gangs
  • Friendship
  • Boy/Girlfriend
  • Name-Calling
  • Stealing
  • Threats

TMTC also offers trainings in peer mediation and conflict resolution for students, teachers, administrative staff and parents.

For many years, The Mediation & Training Collaborative, in collaboration with the Franklin-Hampshire Guidance Association, sponsored The Peacemakers’ Summit, one of the largest gatherings of student mediators in the country.  This conference offered fourth-through-twelfth-grade students and faculty/staff advisors the opportunity to meet peers from other school mediation programs and to enhance their skills in workshops presented by  mediators, teachers, counselors, psychologists and artists.

 

For more information, please call 413-774-7469 or email mediation@communityaction.us

The Mediation & Training Collaborative
277 Main Street, Suite 401, Greenfield, MA 01301